If you want to become a better leader, be(come) a dancer!

Yes! If you want to become a better leader, you should be(come) a dancer. I’ve said it before: leadership and dancing have more in common that you may think. When you are a dancer, there are some powerful lessons you can draw that will help you in business as well.   Lead and motivate people […]

Tips for working from home

Working from home. The coronavirus is now forcing people to do so in some countries. A few months ago, I wrote an article about how to manage / lead a virtual team (for those of you who missed it, here is the link). With the current situation with the coronavirus, the advice I mentioned in […]

How to become a manager

When we start our career in a company, many of us aspire to become a manager one day. Being a manager means additional responsibilities, a higher visibility and also most of the time an increase in salary. However, what does it take to become a manager? Here are a few tips based on my own […]

Salsa Leadership!

Salsa and leadership. 2 words that we usually do not find in the same sentence….    What do salsa dancing and leadership have in common? Some of you may answer ‘Virginie’ as these 2 areas are 2 of my biggest passions 😀   However, I would say that both areas actually have quite a lot […]

To become true leaders, we have to start leading ourselves

Being a leader does not require a title. We all are and can be leaders, whether at home or at work. I am convinced that if we want to become better leaders, we have to start with being a leader of ourselves. We cannot expect people to follow us and/or see us as a role […]

How to take networking to the next level

Yesterday I attended a networking event. One of my good friends was there and I must say he impressed me.   We were talking about one of his connections and told me that as soon as he gets someone’s business card during a networking event, he spends some time in the evening and enters his/her […]

Managing a virtual team

“I have been offered a job abroad but I don’t know if I can do it. Managing a virtual team is completely different than managing a team that is physically located around you”   This is what one of my clients told me when she reached out.   Yes, managing a team virtually is different. […]

Have you ever been in a situation…?

Have you ever been in a situation where you thought ‘I don’t know if I can do it…’ 🤷🏽‍♀️ ‘Am I the right person to do this job? I am really not sure…’  ‘What if I fail?’   Well…   I’ve been there And more than once!   I remember many years ago  When I […]

Leaders hire and develop their teams

True global leaders hire and develop the best. Leaders need to have a strong and diverse team around them. When they hire someone, they need to hire the best people they can find. They hire not only because of what the candidates have achieved so far, but also because they see potential in that person.  […]

Strategic Thinking is key in Leadership

What sets a leader apart from a manager is first and foremost the strategic thinking.   Strategic thinking is  the ability to think in the long and short term, and into the past and the present. Strategic thinking becomes increasingly essential as you ascend the corporate ladder.   Leaders like Jeff Bezos, Oprah Winfrey, Coco […]