Do people think your industry is dull? With a great culture, you can still attract top talent

In the world of accounting — or any other industry with a reputation for being, well, dull — you may hear the phrase “company culture” and assume that it doesn’t apply to you. Company culture is for the Googles and the Ubers of the world. Accountants are destined to live and work in a cultureless vacuum, right? Not true...

What an Argentinian factory without bosses can teach us about being a great leader

I recently came across an article about an Argentinian factory that inspired me to reflect on my role as a business leader.  The piece, written by Wladek Flakin, described his encounter with workers at a ceramic tile factory in Patagonia. Facing unemployment when their boss, Luigi Zanon, announced he would shut down the plant, the workers rebelled and insisted on running the factory themselves...

What can CEOs learn from choreographers? It starts with fire

For me, the very concept of business leadership is framed by my experiences in the world of dance. And as I’ve spent the past few years living in this space between two worlds, I’ve come to understand just how integrated they actually are.  Being a choreographer is not easy, both financially and physically. It’s a challenging profession that creates moments of frustration because you can’t do something, along with moments of awe because you can’t believe you can and did do something...