How Can Leaders Be More Useful When “Leading From The Front?”

We often hear “great leaders roll up their sleeves.” They are “in the front, with the team,” and truly understand the business. But what is the main purpose of spending time in the front? Is it about learning how to do the jobs of the frontline folks? Is it about knowing the intricacies of the… Continue reading How Can Leaders Be More Useful When “Leading From The Front?”

The Number 1 Suffering At The Workplace

Recently I have been coaching a lot more. Because I have joined an on-demand coaching platform. And this is the #1 suffering I have witnessed – “My boss does not appreciate me.” I have had many conversations where my clients were in tears.  They felt humiliated, ignored, unappreciated, unwanted.  They questioned their self-worth. They felt… Continue reading The Number 1 Suffering At The Workplace

Possibilities VS Probabilities

Have you led meetings where there were too many “ideas” from your team? That you couldn’t land on a decision without disappointing someone? That you wondered if you were too “democratic?” Here is an approach to lead through this. Often when we discuss strategies and actions, we tend to focus on what’s possible:  What are… Continue reading Possibilities VS Probabilities

What They Don’t Tell You About Crisis Management

I had to manage a few career threatening crisis. We were in Xiamen and we got into trouble with the local police. It started with an altercation between a few teammates and a Japanese client. The police was called but they decided to not arrest the client. Our team felt injustice and decided to surround… Continue reading What They Don’t Tell You About Crisis Management

The Flywheel of Intrinsic Performance

Dear founders, business owner, bosses, To max out the potential of your team, apply the “Flywheel Effect” in your people. This concept is developed in the book “Good to Great.”  A flywheel is a heavy revolving wheel used in large machines. It is difficult to push from a standstill, but once it starts spinning it… Continue reading The Flywheel of Intrinsic Performance

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

Are You Distracting Your Teams?

Boss, what is your “signal to noise” ratio? Do you tend to focus or distract your team? We are all familiar with the typical distractions …– Boss’ rants– Drawing attention to ourselves– Derailing the agenda with poorly timed statements – “Let me jump in.”– Asking your team if they have liked your #bossbetter LinkedIn posts There are… Continue reading Are You Distracting Your Teams?

How You Make Them Feel

“I love you?” He asked.  “I guess not.”  He was respected by many. I found him manipulative.  He was the kind of bosses who would go full-on “Maya Angelou” and preach, “It’s how you make people feel!” Yet somehow, I would always feel good after chatting with him, after being in meetings with him, even… Continue reading How You Make Them Feel