Working Out Loud

Working out Loud

Isabel has been a huge advocate for Working Out Loud in Europe. This is an interview with her. You recently  tweeted that Working Out Loud has strong positive effects at an individual and an organizational level. Can you explain more?… Continue Reading


Ghetto Leadership: Lessons from the Slums.


Ghetto Mentality in the corporate World A ghetto is a part of a city, especially a slum in which members of minority groups are isolated because of social, legal, or economic pressure.  Ghettos are associated with scarcity. In his famous book… Continue Reading


Empathy at Work – an Example from the Olympics.

Empathy at Work

An emotional French Fencing Athlete Sustainable leadership is based on character. Empathy is an important element of that character. It helps people to be successful and to be kind. Here’s an embarrassing example of what happens when there is no… Continue Reading


Authority – What I saw in Pahrump …


This blog is about Authority and Power.  A visit to Pahrump Last month I passed through Pahrump, a place in Nevada. I was travelling from Death Valley to Las Vegas with a party of 8. We stopped in Pahrump to… Continue Reading


Digital Distance and the Water Cooler Effect

digital distance

Yahoo This week’s news that Verizon will buy Yahoo’s internet business has resurfaced Marissa Mayers’s 2013 decision to ban Yahoo employees from working from home. Explaining her decision, she said: “People are more productive when they’re not alone, but they’re… Continue Reading


Seductive Leaders use the Power of Words

seductive leaders

This blog is about seductive leaders. They seduce people through the power of words. Dance Lessons Kevin has developed an innovative idea for his organization. His manager arranged a slot for him to present his idea to the top management.… Continue Reading


Employable Me


There’s a BBC program called “Employable Me“, about the employability of the mentally ill. The program is about people with psychiatric disorders and the labour market. Now if you watch this video you might say that these people are simply… Continue Reading


Co-Creation or Resistance?


Evolution You cannot stop evolution. You should not stop it. Evolution is inevitable and it’s everywhere. It’s an automatic process. But not stopping evolution does not mean you should not intervene. You can always choose between shift and shape. Shifting… Continue Reading


Social Recognition helps Leaders motivate

Social Recognition

This blog is about social recognition and why it can help boost employee engagement. Social Recognition As we’ve seen before, employee engagement systems of any kind have a built-in potential for failure if leaders believe those systems take over their entire… Continue Reading


4 Rules for Employee Engagement Solutions

Feedback & Engagement

This blog is about how feedback, supported by a system, can help boost engagement.  Employee Engagement Systems Employee engagement systems are on a rise. But still all relevant studies show low levels of overall employee engagement. It seems like people just don’t get… Continue Reading