The Leadership Compass: 4 Types of Behavior

In my last blog, I introduced the Leadership Compass. I outlined how leaders can use the Compass to understand their communication preferences so that they can more consciously choose behaviours that will exert greater influence on others. I explained how reflecting on your behavioural preferences is empowering, and that by practising self-awareness and different approaches,…

Communication: More Than Content

Engaging and motivating co-workers means respecting their need for status, certainty, autonomy, relatedness, and fairness. Sounds easy, but is it? It can be, with good communication. In this blog, you’ll learn why good communication is more than just delivering content, and how you can improve your communication as a leader to boost engagement in your…

Why Culture Has Never Mattered More

So far, we have explored two leadership cornerstones – Ambition and Boundaries of the Leadership ABCs. So what’s the last piece of the puzzle, once we have authentic ambition and clear boundaries, driven by values and passion? In Mind Growing Leadership, I explain why Culture is the third piece of the puzzle. Quite interestingly, it…

Boundaries Matter!

So, you’ve found what matters to you as a leader – an ambition that comes from the heart. It’s the direction in which you’ll lead your people, your “WHY,” and your reason for getting out of bed every day. But now, how do you get there? Clear boundaries are the second cornerstone of the Mind…

What’s Our Ambition?

The Leadership ABCs are at the very core of my 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 earlier…

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 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 to…

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 is introduced in more detail in my book Mind Growing. Underpinning this new approach to leadership is the recognition that different brain areas all play an important role in our behaviors. When…

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