Speed Bumps to Slow Laziness

Our brains crave easy options. It’s not us. Blame evolution. Here is a good “speed bump” to halt this default laziness of ours: Decision making systems. These can be check lists, a bunch of questions, a morning journal, a routine, a tree diagrams, a few meaningful people to be accountable to …. These systems push… Continue reading Speed Bumps to Slow Laziness

Filters on Hiring

Inevitably, all my clients and I converge on one topic. Hiring. Because hiring is hard. It’s such a crapshoot. 🎲 In addition to traditional questions, there are filters that my clients resonate with well. These questions improve: – How we interview candidates – Alignment on candidates assessment – onboarding experience Filter 1: “When you are… Continue reading Filters on Hiring

Bossing For A Peaceful World

Two roles lead to world peace. Great parents* and great bosses. Don’t go yet. Hear me out. The stories we tell ourselves determine our contentment and effectiveness in life: We tell ourselves stories. We all do this. It’s as natural as breathing. Hence the goal in life, is not to stop self talks. Don’t fight… Continue reading Bossing For A Peaceful World

How Bruce Lee’s Correct Posture Help Me Lead

As a Bruce Lee worshiper, I use his teachings to approach my work life. 1st, Bruce Lee on “correct posture🥋:” Correct posture 1 = To be “mechanically favorable for the next move:” What does “favourable” mean in the people, systems, and processes of my business? How agile are they? Which of those can I afford… Continue reading How Bruce Lee’s Correct Posture Help Me Lead

What Kills Our Team’s Creativity?

Our opinions. Including our “just a thought” “just my 2 cent” opinions. According to science, the “information gap theory of curiosity” discovers that in order for humans to want to search for more, to push forward, we need a little gap between what we know and what we don’t know. Because this special gap invites… Continue reading What Kills Our Team’s Creativity?

If You Want To Be Great At Something, Get A Coach

Serena Williams has been with the same Tennis coach since 2012. In this TED Talk surgeon Atul shared that he had a coach watching him cut people open. Shopify’s CEO Tobias Lütke decided to hire a team of coaches for himself and his leaders. What coaches do “is they are your external eyes and ears,… Continue reading If You Want To Be Great At Something, Get A Coach

Our Choices In The Corporate Rat Race

“Where do you want to be in 5 years?” Could I answer “I don’t want to be in management, because I prefer spending all my time researching and supporting, instead of leading?” (#truestory) Not really. If I said that, it would be an uphill battle to convince my boss to invest in me, to vouch… Continue reading Our Choices In The Corporate Rat Race

Handwriting and Leadership

Most people’s handwriting show that doing something mindlessly, a million times over, does not yield improvement unless you actively try to improve. So what makes us think that we can improve the way we lead just by leading mindlessly a million times over? Leadership is a set of specific techniques that can be mastered through… Continue reading Handwriting and Leadership