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Help Wanted: Vulnerability in the Workplace

Pictured: Brené Brown American professor and social worker – In recent years, the concept of vulnerability has emerged as a preferred, often highly desired trait in the workplace, challenging traditional notions of leadership and organizational culture. This article explores the evolution of vulnerability in the workplace, tracing its origins, examining key milestones, and analyzing its...

Moonshot Leadership: Design Thinking in Action

In the early 1960s, the world was in the grip of the Cold War, with the United States and the Soviet Union locked in a fierce space race. Against this backdrop, President John F. Kennedy delivered a landmark speech in 1961, setting a bold ‘moonshot’ vision: “To land a man on the moon and return...

A-Players Hire A-Players

Hiring the right talent is one of the most crucial aspects of building a successful organization. The caliber of your team can significantly impact the company’s culture, productivity, and overall success. There’s a well-known adage in business circles: A players hire A players, and B players hire C players. This statement encapsulates a sometimes subjective...

Finding Harmony in the Hustle: How Top Leaders Transform Their Work Habits

In the journey from an individual contributor to a people leader, there comes a pivotal shift in the approach to work that top leaders know how to flex and reshape towards. As responsibilities evolve, the focus transitions from merely working harder – often coming with grueling work that truly teaches you and fantastic (or not)...

Y Combinator’s Role in Shaping AI Economy Trends

Since its inception in 2005, Y Combinator (YC) has been a cornerstone of the startup and digital ecosystem, propelling tech companies to success. Notable alumni include Dropbox, Airbnb, and Reddit – ventures that have transformed their respective industries. As technology, business models and cultures evolves, YC continues to be a (if not the) leader in...

Great Leaders are Self Leaders

In the realm of corporate leadership, the fusion of self-leadership and self-mastery represents an indispensable pathway to success. Renowned philosopher René Descartes once asserted, “Conquer yourself rather than the world,” encapsulating the essence of this transformative journey. Research from the Center for Creative Leadership indicates that executives who prioritize self-leadership and self-mastery exhibit higher levels...

The Eisenhower Principle of Planning

Effective leadership is not just about having a plan, but about cultivating a mindset of strategic thinking and adaptability.  President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s famous quote, Plans are nothing; planning is everything, encapsulates a fundamental truth: the process of planning is where true value lies. Throughout his presidency, Eisenhower emphasized the need for careful planning and...

Seasoning Early Stage Leaders

As leaders, we’re constantly seeking ways to develop and motivate the world’s best young executive or future talent. Sometimes they are even our generational peers. We want to see them grow, thrive, and make a lasting impact on our organizations. But, just like a perfectly grilled steak, their potential needs the right seasoning over time...

Immunity to Corporate Change Theory – Guidance

“The immune system is a system of influence that operates beneath the level of our awareness, and it’s designed to preserve our existing way of making meaning.” – Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey, (Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization. Published 2009.) Immunity to Corporate Change...