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.
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.
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.