Lead like a dancer and find your flow.

Leadership, like dancing, is about overcoming your inhibitions, taking risks, and connecting with others.It is about liberating yourself and discovering who you really are.

Follow the Beat

“Dance enables you to find yourself and lose yourself at the same time” – Peter Townsend

Leading Beat

Leading Beat was born out of my passion for Cuban Salsa. Having spent endless hours of dancing, improvising and connecting with people from all walks of life, I felt truly inspired in writing about my experience, and the many surprising lessons I’ve learned along the way.

Dancing was the trigger that set me on an unexpected journey of self-discovery, learning, and liberation. It showed me how to be myself, connect with others and live more fully. 

However, Leading Beat is more than dancing. My goal is to provide you with fresh and unique insights on leadership, communication, teamwork, organisational culture, mindset, and creativity, and invite you to think differently. 

Lead Like a Dancer

When I first started dancing, I’ve never expected how much I was going to learn about leadership, teamwork, and communication. Dancing opened up a whole new world of insights on human behaviour, group interaction, 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 was as a leader.

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...
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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...
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Why introverts love dancing

We always tend to make assumptions about introverts. "He is an introvert, he does not communicate well" or my favourite...
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The surprising value of practicing alone

In team sports usually people think that training happens only in groups. But the reality is that most professional players...
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The forgotten art of listening – how to uncover hidden layers

Hearing is a physical process that allows us to perceive sounds. As a process, it is quite passive. We do...
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How to make training a joyful learning experience

When we take up a new hobby or study a new subject we usually have great excitement and joy. However,...
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How to avoid jumping to conclusions and empathise with others

Every morning we wake up, our biases wake up with us as well. Yet most of the times we are...
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The art of unlearning – how to not get stuck in the same routines

Mastery of skills is not just about learning but also about unlearning. When I first started doing Cuban Salsa, I...
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The strange psychology of overconfident people

Dancing brings you closer to people from all walks of life. It is extraordinary how many I have met over...
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Your journey to mastery takes you back to the beginning

Anyone involved with studying a new art knows that the journey to mastery is not a linear one. But rather...
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Latest Articles

How to allow for more serendipitous moments in your life
Growth Mindset 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...
Read More
The power of intrinsic motivation – how to fuel your spark
Creativity Growth Mindset Lead like a dancer

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...
Read More
Why introverts love dancing
Lead like a dancer Leadership

Why introverts love dancing

We always tend to make assumptions about introverts. "He is an introvert, he does not communicate well" or my favourite...
Read More
The surprising value of practicing alone
Lead like a dancer Leadership

The surprising value of practicing alone

In team sports usually people think that training happens only in groups. But the reality is that most professional players...
Read More
The forgotten art of listening – how to uncover hidden layers
Creativity Lead like a dancer

The forgotten art of listening – how to uncover hidden layers

Hearing is a physical process that allows us to perceive sounds. As a process, it is quite passive. We do...
Read More
How to make training a joyful learning experience
Growth Mindset Lead like a dancer

How to make training a joyful learning experience

When we take up a new hobby or study a new subject we usually have great excitement and joy. However,...
Read More
How to avoid jumping to conclusions and empathise with others
Growth Mindset Lead like a dancer

How to avoid jumping to conclusions and empathise with others

Every morning we wake up, our biases wake up with us as well. Yet most of the times we are...
Read More
The art of unlearning – how to not get stuck in the same routines
Creativity Lead like a dancer

The art of unlearning – how to not get stuck in the same routines

Mastery of skills is not just about learning but also about unlearning. When I first started doing Cuban Salsa, I...
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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.

Adaptive Triads Teamwork

Adaptive Triads – A New Approach to Team Structure and Dynamics

From ancient to modern times and from world philosophies and religions to music, sports and science, triadic structures appear in...
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Adaptive Triads Teamwork

Real teams are better than superteams of stars

From the 1992 US Men's Olympic Basketball team, aka the Dream Team, famously the greatest team ever assembled in the...
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Adaptive Triads Teamwork

Why triads are better building blocks for high performing teams

For a long time there had been the assumption that dyads constituent the basis of teams. But I believe there...
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Adaptive Triads Creativity Teamwork

How Our Social Network And Relationships Define Us

Our social network defines our lives much more than we think. It shapes our views, drives our actions, and influences...
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Adaptive Triads Creativity Teamwork

What the triangle basketball offence can teach us about successful teamwork

The Triangle Basketball Offence was the tactical system that led to the incredible success of the Chicago Bulls team of...
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Adaptive Triads Organisational Culture Teamwork

How to use constraints to enable self-organising teams

The term self-organising teams was popularised in the Agile Manifesto for software development in 2001. I think that although the...
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Adaptive Triads Teamwork

Teams as Complex Adaptive Systems: A New Perspective on Teamwork

In the last thirty years there has been increasing research on understanding teams as complex adaptive systems. This offers a...
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Adaptive Triads Teamwork

What is the ideal team size and why it is important

From the first time I worked in a team, I always wondered, is there an optimal team size? And how...
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Adaptive Triads Lead like a dancer Leadership

To achieve big goals you need to think small

It sounds counterintuitive, but to achieve big goals you need to think small. When I first started Cuban Salsa I...
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Adaptive Triads Creativity Lead like a dancer Teamwork

The myth of the genius expert and why you need to dance with others

One of the most persisting myths in modern business, arts and culture is the myth of the lonely genius expert....
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Discover Insights

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.