Lead like a dancer and find your flow.
Leadership, like dancing, is about connecting with others, taking risks, and discovering who you really can be.
Leading Beat was born out of my passion for Cuban Salsa. Having spent endless hours of dancing and connecting with people from all walks of life, has transformed my understanding of human behaviour and psychology.
Dancing was the trigger that unexpectedly set me off on a journey of self-discovery, and inspired me to write about the many surprising leadership lessons I’ve learned along the way about communication, teamwork, agility, growth mindset and creativity.
My goal is to provide you with fresh insights, and inspire you to lead like a dancer.
Lead Like a Dancer
When I first started dancing, I’ve never expected how much I was going to learn and grow. Although it was just a hobby, dancing unexpectedly opened up to me a whole new world of insights on human behaviour, communication, teamwork, agility, and creativity.
It taught me how to deal with the unexpected, adapt, improvise, and keep moving forward. How to connect deeply with others and self-organise within a group. Eventually, it transformed my perspective on leadership and who I wanted to be.
Adaptive Triads Framework
I have created the Adaptive Triads Framework for smart organisational design and structure, taking advantage of our natural inclination to organise effectively in threes.
The framework recommends triads as the basic building blocks of collaboration and team structure that allows self-organisation and autonomy.
Triads can act as a collaboration constraint that enables effective and balanced teamwork while limiting communication overhead. It also makes teams think how they can split work into smaller manageable chunks that require no more than three people to complete.
Triads are not fixed or isolated by the rest of the team. They should be adaptive with changing membership, based on the task, challenge or problem they have to tackle at any one time. This creates stronger relationships and better cross-pollination of ideas that increases creativity and problem solving.
This concept can be applied either within a team or between multiple teams and larger groups.
Connect authentically with others, lead with empathy, and create the right environment and culture for them to grow and thrive. Communicate with impact and inspire others to action.
Realise the power of collaboration and understand how in highly successful teams, roles, ideas, and actions blend and transcend the limits of the individual.
Organisations, like flocks of birds, are complex adaptive systems. Local collaboration and interaction through simple rules can create complex emerging patterns and behaviours.
Develop a growth mindset and become a lifelong learner. Learning is a journey not a destination and every obstacle can turn into a learning experience. Don’t waste the opportunity.
Become curious about the world around you, develop new interests and focus your energy on experiencing life. Lose yourself in what you do and find your flow.