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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

How to find your flow and live life fully
Agility Creativity Growth Mindset Lead like a dancer

How to find your flow and live life fully

Life is like dancing. To make the most out of it, you have to fully engage with your full self and find your flow. If not, everything will feel like...
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How dancing enabled me to discover my whole self and why it is important
Creativity Growth Mindset Lead like a dancer

How dancing enabled me to discover my whole self and why it is important

I often hear people saying "Bring your whole self to work". But more often than not this seems to be an empty cliche rather than meaningful advice. What does the...
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The myth of the genius expert and why you need to dance with others
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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. The special someone, who can make it all happen! However,...
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Why Dancing should become part of your life
Creativity Growth Mindset Lead like a dancer

Why Dancing should become part of your life

It was 10pm and my wife and I had just finished our dinner at a nice restaurant right at the heart of Beijing in China. It was late November, and...
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Dealing With The Hidden Demons Within Us
Growth Mindset Lead like a dancer

Dealing With The Hidden Demons Within Us

This story of good and evil always fascinated me since I was a child. As humans, it is mind-blowing how we can be capable of both the best and the worst. How...
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How to avoid the perfection trap and keep learning
Growth Mindset Lead like a dancer

How to avoid the perfection trap and keep learning

I enjoy dancing and spend many hours practicing on my own. I enjoy the process of learning and all those small aha moments, when I understand a new detail that...
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