When you’re too scared to ask questions

As much as I would like leaders to be more compassionate and empathetic with their subordinates, I also would prefer the latter to have the courage, humility and discipline to follow through on their responsibilities as team players. That goes beyond their KRAs and KPIs. And if that requires one to call out on an […]

The 15 laws of invaluable growth mastermind

I’m game for my third 10-week study on the 15 laws of invaluable growth mastermind. It’s based on a book by the same name by John Maxwell (I’m part of the John Maxwell Team and am licensed to teach some of his flagship courses). This is a powerful mastermind focusing on accelerating not just your […]

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 […]