August 30, 2015

8 Steps “Glocal” Leaders Can Take to Increase Social Responsibility & Innovation

Today to succeed as a socially responsible and innovative leader, more than ever we need to break from the past and the norms. In fact, we need to step-up and step in, instead of step-out, step aside or step down! The key is to engage, champion and collaborate with as highly diverse a group of people as possible. Why? That is a secret sauce in solving the most complex issues, creating astonishing, innovative solutions, and building the workforce of the 21st century. On my journey as a creative and socially responsible, passionate consultant, I run into a broad range of leaders that are trying to contribute actively to innovation-spurring discussions. These events and working groups are aiming to develop corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs. Fostering impactful and lasting learning by doing, rather than only listening, and following directions is an excellent start in developing CSR. It is exciting to see the magic […]
September 17, 2015

The Disruptors of The New Age: 4 Things They Do

Just got back from the #1 most innovative city in the US. NYC is one of the most outstanding, innovative cities for many reasons. But there is so much work yet to be done, offering tremendous opportunities to improve, innovate, and invest. People you get to meet and talk to such a diverse group in one single day, if you are truly open, can stretch your mind to a new, accelerating dimensions.  “We need the disruption of categories that lead us to abandon the difficult, the disagreeable, and the least likely to go very far.”  ~ Greg Boyle  In the city full of energy and some of the most talented individuals, it is hard not to notice a new dynamic between top talent and companies. What is shifting and what will not stop anytime soon (if ever) is leadership that has the glocal traits (effective local, global and virtual leadership) and […]
September 28, 2015

3 Ways to Become a Pro: Leadership Weapon Insights

We live in a glocal era, where local, global, and virtual environments have merged. The glocal trends have effectively expanded into new, highly demanding leadership traits. We can’t look at day-to-day operations or project or team management through the old lens. Evidence of gloacal leadership is in everything we do and touch personally and professionally through our in person or virtual interactions.  For some people, networking can be exciting, fun, and exhilarating or it can equally produce feelings of dread, fear, and discomfort, especially speed networking or job interviewing. The choice is ours depending how we see the glocal impact on leadership and then act. Demands for speed are not surprising beyond speed networking (to connect and make things happen fast) and, as a result, we need to know how to drive desirable results faster, furiously, and financially rewarding. Are we connecting and engaging actively with people we are exposed […]
October 5, 2015

Hunt for High Performers: 8 Traits That Still Exist

Can’t help but to chuckle when talking with glocal (local, global and virtual) friends and colleagues about changes around us that each one of us may see from a different perspective, yet arrive at the same place. One of those “hot spots” is high performing, or lack of performing, expectations, definitions, discussions or assumptions. I am sure you have experienced that too, especially at work. To some, concepts around high performance may still appear abstract as we come across them along our paths in life or business, especially around high performers with impact.  Why is there such confusion? Is it really hard to detect or recognize high performer? Is it truly lack of knowledge? Or simply that we may not have a unified, shared understanding? Just because someone’s appearance or delivery may be slightly different, it doesn’t mean it is insufficient, wrong or poor. Some people are playing or writing […]
October 19, 2015
Fast-Track Fortune 500 Corporate Social Responsibility

How to Fast-Track Corporate Social Responsibility

By now if you are one of my 14,500+ LinkedIn followers, you know what I am passionate about and what I stand for. But if you are a new reader, please know that I believe leadership is a core and most fundamental aspect of all that we do – publicly and privately. What I am talking about in our blogs are new concepts, approaches and trends of leadership suitable for the demands of current and future corporation needs. Conducting your buisness in a socially responsible way is good business. It means that you can attract better employees and that customers will know what you stand for and like you for it. ~ Anthony Burns, CEO Ryder Systems 1944 Based on popular demand, especially to my readers of the Entrepreneur Magazine for Arab Nations, I would like to offer a Glocal (merged local, global and virtual environments) Strategic Leadership, a 1:1 […]
November 1, 2015

How to Keep a Legacy: 8 Proven Steps By Fortune 500 CEO

I am very privileged to call Denver, Colorado my home for over 15 years. Through my wide range of business opportunities, I was able to establish a network that is giving me the flavor and satisfaction of glocal presence (merged local, global and virtual environments) including a wide range of top performing executive talents and industries. During a recent private event, I had a chance to catch up with some very successful and influential Fortune 500 CEO including Bill Graebel. This was an excellent opportunity to learn about his company most recent changes and the new direction he is taking with Graebel Companies. You may be familiar with Bill’s family business and what his company was doing for over 60 years. They managed over this time to build a strong legacy and visibility, in local, national, and global environments. As you may already know, legacy leaders are something I have […]
November 19, 2015

What Can You See in the Eyes of a Refugee

Look into my eyes. Look! Yes you, you as I am standing naked in the truth In front of you, fearing nothing! Look into my eyes, the eyes of a refugee A bi-product of bloody war, torture and genocide Who hates no one, fears no one, blames no one Who rapes no one, cheats no one, lies to no one Who enslave no one, attacks no one, kills no one Look at me! Look into my eyes, eyes that hold stories Stories of thousands and thousands of refugees From hundreds of countries around the world Voiceless, silenced, oppressed and suppressed Still seeking refuge From weapons that silence the world’s voice Replaced with chaos and the hating noise From peace that comes from someone’s grave From profit from the slave From propaganda, racism or blame From further inflicting the heart-wrenching pain To someone’s father, mother, sister or brother To someone’s husband, […]
November 30, 2015

Grit & Grace: Practice And Passion Are What It Takes to Master Leadership TODAY

Arriving into the office in a new Italian suit and silk tie and designer shoes may look simple and easy. New day, everything as usual or maybe not. In the sea of the executives, he or she blends in unnoticed or he or she just may stand out. Not because of his or her size in physical form or highly projected ego in his or her posture or voice, but the way he or she moves across the big lobby to the final destination, a conference room. He/she smiles, genuinely, he/she nods his/her head and he/she wishes good morning to everyone he/she encounters from the moment he/she parked his/her car in the big secure garage, rode in the elevator, and upon entry to the building. Today, on his/her mind is so many thoughts and point of views, especially the word view and his/her diverse trusted advisors’ perspectives. Grace is the […]
December 14, 2015

10 Aspects to More Successful Leadership: Consistent Engagement & High Performance Impact

Travels change us, challenge us and transform us! Exposure to a broad range of experience with people and places, can touch us and enrich us in ways that we will never be the same. These experiences can leave a mark on and within us in the most profound ways, some meaningful, some magical and some memorable. The journey of a legacy leader never stops and is often not easy, yet I promise you it is worth the reward! Recently, I spoke at the Denver Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI), where I had the opportunity to interact with a group of 60+ people from a broad range of industries from startups to Fortune 500 companies. When I asked how many of them are not happy with their current position and current employer, the answer was over 80% people in the room. The larger the company, the more dissatisfaction with […]
January 3, 2016

Power of Commitment: Creating Your Perfect Life NOW

After holiday celebrations and spending a lot of time with friends and family, many of us are gearing up to a new start in the brand new year. Some of us are with new inspirations, expectations, and excitement while others are just simply dreading to come back to the office, dealing with so many personal and professional obstacles. As a result, it is so much harder to move forward in life. I am amused to see or hear how many people are desiring or dreaming about the life they would love to have. They are taking little actions to bring them closer to their perfect life. Life by design, not by default. Life of personal and professional growth, balance, freedom, and joy. But how far we are ready to go will be quickly determined by how much are we committed versus interested in any parts of our professional or personal […]
January 10, 2016

Where You Are vs. Where You Want to Be: High-Performance Impact

As we are gearing up for yet another year full of goals, strategies, and objectives, we may want to step back for a second before we get too busy. Why? To just assess what we are doing and if we are indeed making any impact. Most of us work hard, and even harder than ever before but may not see the desired result as quickly as we would like. Some of us get even more disciplined in the ways we do our most important daily tasks and projects. Some of us may even say that we mastered how to achieve our goals, both personal and professional. But in the end, how will we know where we are headed if we are in constant movement or motion? Are we confusing movement with progress? Consider this profound truth, something simple yet often overlooked, the need to differentiate self-evaluation and measure of true […]
January 18, 2016

Where You Are vs. Where You Want To Be: 8 Steps From Fear to Greatness

If you take a moment to reflect on your first big dream as a kid, when you are asked “who do you want to be or want to do when you grow up”, you might surprise yourself today with the answer. Some of us reached exactly what we wanted, some not yet, and some of us are still unsure what that may be. Our BIG DREAM is turning into identifying our BIG WHY! At some point in our life, we lost touch with that dream or our why, and in some rare cases, we may not remember that we had one. The best part is that we can reconnect or discover a new dream in our life right now, right? Regardless what role we may play in our personal or professional life, we all are at some point looking for game changing or transformational opportunities that will lead us on […]