It’s a leap of faith

I’m a fan of animated movies. And thanks to my kids, I’ve been watching more of these than I ever have! Yesterday I decided to take sometime out with my son. Thought of watching Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse with him. Good decision — we both LOVED it! In fact, I even posted a jibe on my […]

The authentic leader

Having worked with several leaders over the course of my career as a service professional, I can confidently say that only a few of them were authentic leaders. And no, I’m not implying the others weren’t any good. Not at all. What I’m saying is that being an authentic leader is a much deeper commitment […]

You can’t teach people how to…

I’m a huge fan of Guy Raz’s How I Built This podcast. I’ve been following it for the past couple of years and genuinely think it’s one of the best podcasts in the space. I just love the interviews. Heard Janice Bryant Howroyd, CEO of The ACT-1 Group, the largest privately held, woman owned workforce […]

You can change a dozen things or start with just one

One of the most popular activities among seasoned trainers and facilitators is to have the participants stand up and pick a partner. And after that, they’re all asked to change 12 things about their appearance (tousle up their hair, unbuckle their belt… one gentlemen even unzipped his pants)! The response is almost always overwhelming! Some […]

The leader works for his people, not the other way around

It’s funny how we bust out asses off to get a damn promotion, thinking everything will be better then. Only to realize that being that manager hasn’t really changed anything for you. In fact, things are even worse now that you’re accountable for results. I’d say it’s not just the results you’re accountable for but […]

Don’t sell without a process

I’m relatively new to sales and business development. The shift from marketing/marketing communications wasn’t really a smooth ride since I took it upon myself to create a sales process from the scratch. Apparently, there is and element of risk when you’re being proactive. I hadn’t realise that up until that day when I got on […]

Majoring in the minor things

It’s the truth. Something almost all of us default too. Because we want to get it right. And this is particularly true with leaders at small and mid-size organisations. While I don’t understand the psychology behind this behaviour, I do know it stems from insecurity. If you disagree, explain why would a startup’s CEO (or […]

Seven steps to success by John Maxwell

Found this nugget on Goodreads while perusing quotes on leadership for my next masterclass session tomorrow. Seven Steps to Success Make a commitment to grow daily. Value the process more than events. Don’t wait for inspiration. Be willing to sacrifice pleasure for an opportunity. Dream big. Plan your priorities. Give up to go up. Want […]

The Law of the Mirror

Adding value is the 3rd law, “The Law of the Mirror” from John Maxwell’s 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth. The premise is pretty straightforward, you must see value in yourself to add value in yourself.   The most important question that people ask when I say that is “how can I add value in myself?” That’s […]