“Pay it forward” according to Ania Jakubowski

The 30 under 30 program was an extraordinary adventure for me for multiple reasons. I will share the most important one with you. Personally, I think that you don’t usually meet people who change your way of thinking “by accident,” you need to be in the right place at the right time. This is how […]

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Leadership coaching with Peter Strupp

Everyone seems equal in the world of advanced technology. It’s because we all have access to the same source of knowledge—the Internet. All we need is to read what’s out there. It seems quite simple, right? I notice that people often need answers to more complex questions. They look for solutions to their teams’ problems, new innovative […]

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How to build psychological safety in your team and why?

What’s a key to a team’s high performance? I’ll give you a hint—it’s simple, and yet not everyone realizes its importance. It starts with a letter T. Yes, it’s trust. There’s no team without trust. Let me try to convince you by introducing a few simple questions. What highly effective teams have in common? They […]

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Can you define your business strategy?

Let me start with a question: Can you give a 35-word or less summary of your company’s business strategy? If so, can your colleagues do it as well? Before you answer, let me tell you a secret: Most executives cannot articulate the objective, scope, and advantage of their own businesses in simple words. If they can’t, […]

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The power of success with Alan Trefler

My favorite Spanish movie director Luis Buñuel wrote in his biography that to achieve something very special and truly beautiful, the following factors must be met: waiting, contest, and conquest. Nowadays, even though we live in the 21st century and the circumstances often change due to the rapid technology growth, the greatness still requires at least the […]

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Who we are is how we lead

What is leadership truly about? It’s about people, about teams, groups, and organizations. By definition, a leader is a person who is in charge of the organization and all its departments.  Is leadership important? Good leadership enables teams, groups, and organizations to grow and prosper. On the other hand, poor leadership lowers the quality of life […]

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Five components of organizational effectiveness

John C. Maxwell once said that “a leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” Yet, even the greatest leader won’t make your organization perfect and most effective. Even an exceptional leader can know the way and go the way, but she or he needs a team to show […]

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Does leadership matter?

There’s no doubt that our personality, in one way or another,  determines who we are also at work: as employees, managers, or leaders. It’s very hard to change some of our behaviors, especially our emotional reactions. Yet knowledge of the relations between our personality and our present or future leadership effectiveness can be extremely beneficial. […]

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What is your personality color?

Have you ever experienced a hard time trying to communicate with somebody? Have you ever wondered why? It’s because we’re all different and different personality types require a different approach. We all cope with the same circumstances differently, in our own way. Knowing your personality type will increase your productivity, and being aware how to […]

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What makes a great leader?

A great leader is someone whose legacy continues even if they’re gone, like Steve Jobs. To me, Steve Jobs is one of the most inspiring leaders ever, but I admire Alan Trefler just as much. I respect their intelligence, vision, and extreme motivation. I quietly and humbly aspire to one day be like them. If […]

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