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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.

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How Our Social Network And Relationships Define Us
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 our behaviour. But most importantly it enable us to discover...
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Great leadership lessons by the legendary basketball coach John Wooden
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Great leadership lessons by the legendary basketball coach John Wooden

The best leadership lessons come from successful people, who have taken risks, learned from their failures, and have achieved great things by remaining true to themselves and making a lasting...
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What the triangle basketball offence can teach us about successful teamwork
Adaptive Triads Agility 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 the 1990's and the Los Angeles Lakers team of the...
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How to use constraints to enable self-organising teams
Adaptive Triads Agility 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 authors of the Agile Manifesto considered Agile teams as complex...
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The Gantt Chart: A strange addiction that we need to get out of
Organisational Culture

The Gantt Chart: A strange addiction that we need to get out of

There is nothing else in the history of management that has had a bigger influence than the Gantt Chart; the famous bar chart used to illustrate project schedules. Henry Gantt,...
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Why it is time to get rid of hierarchical structures and focus more on humans
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Why it is time to get rid of hierarchical structures and focus more on humans

Have you ever wondered why we are using hierarchical structures in organisations and where they are coming from? Are hierarchical structures still the best way to organise hundreds of thousands...
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