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

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

Raise The Bar?

Let’s talk about the “bar.” You know, the “raise the bar,” “set high bars,” the “definition of excellence” bar. We have been told we need to set the bars high. While this is true, frankly, it is as useless as telling a smoker “you have to be healthy!” Here are 2 techniques to raise the… Continue reading Raise The Bar?

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

A Fish Spatula

This is a fish spatula. It does one job really well – turn fish. The feeling of flipping a piece of fatty salmon on a grill flawlessly is magical. I often wonder who on earth decided to create this thing? Someone had to grill a ton of fish, got extremely annoyed, and decided to create… Continue reading A Fish Spatula

Thrown Into Leading

Here is the problem with our paths to leadership. We were thrown into it. Yesterday you were the most creative marketing specialist. Today you need to herd marketing specialists; Yesterday you were the star programmer. Today you are a PM. When I became a manager I didn’t exactly know what good looked like. I did… Continue reading Thrown Into Leading