Leading Beat

Unexpected Leadership Lessons
from Dancing Cuban Salsa

Dancing Salsa

Leadership Insights

Whether we realise it or not, we are constantly dancing with others, in the workplace, in our personal life, and in almost everything we do. Leadership, like dancing, is about being human, connecting effectively with other people and jointly moving to the same direction. 

Dancing taught me how to deal with the unexpected, adapt, improvise, and keep moving forward. How to connect and communicate effectively with people from all walks of life. Most importantly, it enabled me to discover myself and grow as a leader.

My goal is to offer you fresh insights and inspire you to embark on your own leadership journey.

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Leadership Blog

Why collaboration can be more powerful than competition
Lead like a dancer

Why collaboration can be more powerful than competition

The conventional wisdom promoted by many management "gurus" is that in order to succeed in our careers we need to be competitive with others. Winning is everything! Although it is...
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How slowing down can make you go faster
Growth Mindset Lead like a dancer

How slowing down can make you go faster

We live in a world of accelerated pace where we value speed and efficiency more than reflection and learning. At least this was the case until the global pandemic hit...
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Life is full of curves, not artificial straight lines
Agility Lead like a dancer

Life is full of curves, not artificial straight lines

Do you like thinking in straight lines or curves? I know, this might seem like a curious question but it can reveal a lot on how you think. Intuitively we...
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How dancing helped me overcome my shyness
Growth Mindset Lead like a dancer

How dancing helped me overcome my shyness

For as long as I can remember I had been shy. Perhaps it was lack of confidence, perhaps fear of others. I am not sure what it was causing it...
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How to allow for more serendipitous moments in your life
Creativity Lead like a dancer

How to allow for more serendipitous moments in your life

What we call mistakes are small serendipitous moments that help us learn. By using the term mistakes we create a negative connotation, when in reality these are moments that provide...
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The power of intrinsic motivation – how to fuel your spark
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The power of intrinsic motivation – how to fuel your spark

Dancing salsa is a voluntary activity that takes up a lot of my effort and time. I am not doing it for commercial reasons or material rewards. To join classes...
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