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Want stability in your organization? Move fast. No. Even faster.

In his book, Thanks For Being Late, Thomas L. Friedman recounts the advice from an Olympic Kayak medalist: To enhance stability in rapids it’s important to move as fast or faster than the current. Every time you rudder or drag your paddle in the water to steer you lose momentum and that makes you more vulnerable to flipping…

Atrendia Friday Video 32: What it takes to be a great leader

In this TED video, Roselinde Torres shares with us what it takes to be a great leader in the 21st century, and she does so with conviction. Can you answer these three questions? Where are you looking to anticipate change? What is the diversity measure of your network? Are you courageous enough to abandon the…

Guest blog: Do you want to lead? or have someone follow?

I’m a dancer. When I studied the Argentine Tango there was a foundational rule that I believe is true for all leaders: The leader opens the door for the follower to pass through, and the leader then follows. If anyone notices the leader, he’s not doing his job. The goal is to showcase the follower….

Atrendia Friday Video 11 – Itay Talgam – Lead like the great conductors

I LOVE this Ted video.  Many of you know that before becoming a consultant I conducted symphony orchestras, and it is from this musical tradition that I received most of my leadership skills and philosophy.  Itay Talgam perfectly captures the various ways that conductors lead musicians (employees) and he deftly illustrates how different forms of leadership…

Atrendia Friday Video 9 – Dr. Patrick Dixon – Leadership and motivation at work

In this youtube video, Dr Patrick Dixon speaks about leading by leading by helping people connect with their passion. We’ve all heard this message before in various books and speeches, so it is not that I hope to introduce something new but to inspire you to continue on this path and to rejuvenate your commitment…

The benefits of a culture that puts problem solving ahead of the blame game

I had an excellent session with a client today in which he told me about how he had to bring one of his employees into his office to remind him that, ”we simply can’t make these mistakes around here”.  My client told me that he had berated the employee with calm but stern voice, meaning…