An NBA Coach’s Advice for When to Pivot

PODCAST PEOPLE: A Summary of the Real Leaders Podcast “We all have the superhero power of choice to live this lifestyle through the habits that we build. And it really comes down to just continuing to do it, 1% step after 1% step, day, after day, after day.” David Nurse is a former professional basketball […]


The Ray: Turning Idle Roadside land into Laboratories of Innovation

The Ray Highway, an 18-mile stretch of the I-85 in Georgia, is furthering a transportation revolution. A configuration of 2,600 high efficiency solar panels at Exit 14 are maximizing the potential of right-of-way land with a megawatt of renewable energy.  “Right-of-way” (ROW) areas are roadside lands owned by state departments of transportation (DOTs). They stretch […]

These 4 Leadership Tips Will Turn Your Struggle Into a Good Thing

Covid-19 has affected not just our lives but our livelihoods, too. No industries, businesses or communities have been left untouched. And it’s exhausting. In this article I look at ‘action ready strategies’ to help manage and lead in times of imposed and, with Covid-19, unprecedented change. There’s a big difference between managing and leading in […]


The Leadership Style That Turned Ford Motor Company Around

It’s no secret that many businesses are hurting in 2020. Transportation, hospitality, and brick- and-mortar retail outlets selling nonessential goods and services have been hit the hardest. The last time we were in a similar situation was during the Great Recession of 2008. Although the causes were different, both situations flattened revenues so much that […]


Countering Otherness: How to Foster Integration With Your Team

Transformation Coach and Facilitator for Senior Leaders and Teams, Sabah Hydari has utilized her own research and personal experiences to design, test and facilitate a process that specifically counters ‘otherness’ and promotes inclusion in teams and organizations for individuals. 2020 has been a momentous year. George Floyd’s brutal murder caused protests and riots across the […]

The Man Who Built a Jungle

The observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty can be traced back to 17 October 1987. On that day, over a hundred thousand people gathered at the Trocadéro in Paris, where the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed in 1948, to honour the victims of extreme poverty, violence and hunger. They […]

Driving Engagement and Innovation through “Two-way” Mentorship

Attitudes are changing fast. By 2020, half of global employees will be millennials, according to PwC (1), with Gen Z waiting in the wings. As digital natives, millennials communicate, gather information, and purchase much more in the virtual world than previous generations. Better-educated, highly ambitious, and purpose-driven, they are more likely to switch employers in […]


Here’s How to Innovate: Think Like a Billionaire

All billionaires think differently as part of their DNA. They think independently, challenge the status quo, and refuse to accept old truths. Billionaires look for their own truths outside the mainstream. Norwegian property developer, Petter Stordalen (above), advises people to “be scared when everybody is satisfied, and there are only blue skies, and be brave […]

It Takes Only One: The Leaders’ COVID Moral Choice

“As states reopen, and we give the virus more fuel, all bets are off. I understand the reasons for reopening the economy, but I’ve said before, if you don’t solve the biology, the economy won’t recover.” – Dr. Erin Bromage, Infectious Disease Expert, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth A business leader was overheard saying, “I have […]

5 Reasons Why Siloing Innovation Is Sabotaging Your Innovation Efforts And Damaging Employee Engagement

As a leader, you’ve most likely been given the mandate to create a culture of innovation. Or perhaps, you’ve been given the high-pressure responsibility to overcome today’s new challenges and unearth new opportunities. Of course, in times of massive upheaval like today, this comes with an urgent deadline and incredible pressure to perform. Unfortunately, most […]


5 Reasons Why Brand Activism is Here to Stay

Brand Activism is when a brand takes a stand to help drive change towards the most urgent problems facing society, based on its own beliefs, purpose and values. As Phiip Kotler and Christian Sarkar suggest in their book Brand Activism: From Purpose to Action, it is “how progressive businesses are taking stands to create a better world.”  And […]

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