What’s Our Ambition?

The Leadership ABCs are at the very core of my upcoming book, Mind Growing. But while most leaders think “I’ve already got ambition!” there’s a little more to it… Your Ambition – the direction that both you and your team will engage with – needs to come from the heart. As I describe in my…

How To Get Ahead By Getting Along

In my last article, I talked about the three different brain areas and how they impact the way we lead. Now I’d like to focus on one particular area that fascinates me in particular – the mammalian limbic system. Why? Because we work in human systems. Whether it’s at the team level or we’re considering…

Neuroleadership and Personality Development

30 years ago, my professor Jean-Piere De Waele said something that has always stuck with me: “The brain is the only organ in the world that studies itself”. It’s true, and it’s fascinating. Our brains play a huge role in the way we interact with others, communicate, and lead. So how can we lead with…

Origins of The New Leadership ABCs

In my upcoming book Mind Growing, I introduce The New Leadership ABCs as a framework – a tool – for leaders to develop a new vision of leadership. Throughout my career, and as I’ve discussed in my previous blog posts, it’s become more and more apparent that organizations are in dire need of fresh approaches…

Mind Growing, The New Leadership ABC in a Nutshell

The New Leadership ABC is a simple acronym that I’ve developed to help leaders create a passionate, engaged workplace culture. The full concept will be introduced in more detail in my book Mind Growing that will be published in the beginning of next year. Underpinning this new approach to leadership is the recognition that different…

What Is Team Embedded Development?

This week, I would like to introduce an important peer development concept that leaders can use to grow their teams. This is Team Embedded Development, an approach to learning and improved performance in which team members help each other move forward. What is Team Embedded Development? Team Embedded Development (TED) is not (initially) about the…

The Circle Model for Coaching: Develop And Implement

The final two stages of the Circle Coaching Model are Develop, and Implement. These phases are essential for encouraging growth through the creation of pathways, and facilitating follow-through. In this blog, I’ll share some tools that leaders can use to understand these stages a little better for an effective outcome. Develop In this phase, it’s…

The Circle Model for Coaching: Contract and Analyze

In my previous post, I introduced the Circle Model of Coaching. In particular, I argued how the Core and the Field determine the goals and playing field for the process. So what are the four stages: Contract, Analyze, Develop, and Implement? And how do we move through them? We distinguish these four coaching phases both…

Introducing The Circle Model for Coaching

As a leader, the ability to develop others is critical. Supporting your team’s professional growth is not only important to the organization’s strategy, but it fosters well-being and motivation. But when it comes to coaching, it can be hard to know where to start. A coaching model can help you stay focused on a positive…

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