November 28, 2019

Recently a LinkedIn post really caught my eye. It was a photograph of a female military pilot on a stage about to give a speech. So far, nothing special... However, her young son had decided that he didn't want to sit next to his dad in the crowd but rather sit on his...

March 27, 2019

Captain "Sully" Sullenberger is not hailed as a hero because he nailed every single landing in perfect conditions, but because he saved every single life when everything went wrong.

"The Man in the Arena" is the infamous speech by Theodore Roosevelt (extract from "Citiz...

February 28, 2019

More and more I am hearing that hierarchy is awful and unnecessary, and that if you simply empower people and get them rallied around a meaningful purpose, they'll work together without any need for defined leaders or managers - no power structure of any kind.  These m...

April 19, 2018

As a leader you evaluate and coach your team members to improve productivity and reach a higher potential.  But do you take time to evaluate yourself through self-reflection?

Self-reflection allows for an increased awareness of problematic performance traits and the abi...

April 1, 2018

Forgiveness is arguably the most difficult act we can show another human being. But, and most importantly, it is an act of self-love and compassion. And that is why we should strive for it. Even if the offending person does not deserve to be forgiven, we are worth more...

November 2, 2017

Walking through the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport, it really hit me that the expedition to the Peruvian Amazon was over and added to the collection of life experiences and memories. Seven weeks earlier, I had joined a team of expedition leaders and together we had...

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