A memo to newly hired leaders

Throughout my practice in managing people in fast-growing organizations, I have seen how teams are built, company cultures shaped and transformed.  One of the most common hires that are made on the scale-up stage is a VP, C-level hire, someone who had already successfully built something that we are about to build with our young …

Establishing Creative Teams

I think most of you will agree that creativity is essential in every business. Sometimes when we think of it briefly, we associate creativity with marketing, design, architecture, and art. But further thinking about creativity leads us to conclusions that even in more administrative functions like accounting there is also room for a creative mind. …

Strengths vs Weaknesses

Depending on our cultural background and our education, we may use our strengths and weaknesses a little differently. Some people put a bet on their strengths since they know this is where their skills stand out, and that’s what makes them successful. Others persuade their weaknesses as an opportunity to grow and therefore become more …

What Am I Actually Angry About?

Psychologists will tell us that the most common roots of anger include fear, pain, and frustration. In situations of uncertainty, losing our areas of control or the comfort zone, being hurt in relationships – all of the above are examples of what can cause anger. We can also discover from the psychology that anger is …

Happiness in the Workplace: Using PxP formula to create healthy teams

The highest priority I am usually hearing from managers in terms of developing their teams is building a high performing culture, creating teams and dynamics with a strong focus on results, and a good track record in deliveries. But could we really build long term success without creating an environment that makes people comfortable and, …