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Create Your Own Luck


I met Samir Rath when he was in the 2nd cohort of the IE-Brown E-MBA while simultaneously investing and starting companies all over the world, including Chile, because, doesn’t everyone? Read Samir’s thoughts on serendipity, luck and entrepreneurship… How often do we hear our friends and family say “Oh! She is so lucky. She moves in the right » Read More


Why it is essential for a leader to use the skills and mindset of a negotiator?


What do venture funding, employee reviews, project planning and vendor selection have in common? Let’s put it simply – they call for negotiation and persuasion. Most business meetings are not seen as a negotiation, but they still involve communication and bargaining. The parties involved must reach an agreement and for that to happen they have » Read More


The Economic and Social Impact of Language

SLE languages taught

Nelson Mandela said, “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” With the rise of China, India and other Asian countries, what languages do we teach in school? Bengali?Punjabi? Nope. Think this is a bit » Read More


Funny Business of a Leader

Sense of Humor

Funny Business of a Leader Mahatma Gandhi said,  “If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.”   In the crazy, hectic world we live in, a good sense of humor is no longer an option or an accessory- it’s an essential trait for successful leaders.  Humor can help us be » Read More


Being Leader-ish: When You’re Not Quite a Leader

Half-full or half-empty

  ish. This is the word we use when something is stuck between being and not being. Between is and is not. For example, we might say, “that shirt is red-ish.” Or, “I’m feeling sick-ish.” And sometimes, “the weather is a bit warm-ish.” Describing things as ish is handy, because it helps us avoid committing when » Read More


The journey to your authentic leadership

Compass Pointing the Way to Leadership in Business

“We all have the capacity to inspire and empower others. But we must first be willing to devote ourselves to our personal growth and development as leaders.” Bill George Over the past several years, people have developed a deep distrust of leaders. From politicians to business executives to community leaders, people are finding it difficult » Read More


The Mindful Heart – Leading ourselves and others mindfully


“Mindfulness lets us absorb the richness of the moment instead of going through life with half of our attention on the past or future or our own mental chatter.” Wisdom Commons As leaders, we are accountable for creating environments in which our teams are nurtured and energized. Our culture innovates and flourish, and our communities » Read More


Simon Cowell – Leadership Guru

Women in Film and Television Awards

Simon Cowell… His name conjures up visions of other great villains in history.  He’s the Darth Vader of music shows, the Hannibal Lecter of aspiring singers.  And I love it. “Why, are you as twisted as he is?” you may ask. Maybe, but the reason I love watching him is not the pain he inflicts, » Read More


Leading Like Rickey


The movie 42 tells the story of how Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier to become the first African American man to play Major League Baseball.  Amidst continuous racial discrimination and taunting from fans and players alike, he led his team to a National League pennant in his first season. Robinson earned Rookie of the » Read More


Help Your Employees to Manage Up


I finished a training series recently.  On the evaluation forms I suggested a variety of topics that we could do next.  Among topics like Managing Stress and Managing Change, I added “Managing Up.” This topic provoked the most interest, far and away.  I followed up with an anonymous survey to get really specific as to » Read More

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