Leading Beat

Unexpected Leadership Lessons
from 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.

Meet Apostolos

After studying and working as a mechanical engineer for a number of years I realised that I was much more interested in people rather than machines. So, I followed my instinct and began my learning journey into the world of management, leadership, psychology, and organisational change. 

In the last 15 years I had the opportunity to build, coach, mentor, guide, and lead teams of people from all walks of life across different industries (Aerospace, Retail, Consulting, Technology) and countries. I am curious about human nature, what drives and motivates us, how we communicate and work together, and how we inspire each other to learn and grow.

Leadership Blog

Why introverts love dancing
Communication Lead like a dancer

Why introverts love dancing

We always tend to make assumptions about introverts. "He is an introvert, he does not communicate well" or my favourite "Introverts do not love dancing". These are just few of...
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The surprising value of practicing alone
Growth Mindset Lead like a dancer

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 spend a lot of time practicing on their own in...
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The forgotten art of listening – how to uncover hidden layers
Communication 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 not really need to do anything in order to hear....
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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, not long after we feel our energy depleting and our...
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How to avoid jumping to conclusions and empathise with others
Growth Mindset Lead like a dancer Teamwork

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 oblivious to them. This is why when we first meet...
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The art of unlearning – how to not get stuck in the same routines
Creativity Growth Mindset 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 was impatient. I thought that I could just grasp everything...
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