This week I had the privilege of listening to Toni Nadal, coach of #1 tennis legend Rafa Nadal, share his story with the Vistage community. He spoke about his approach to helping Rafa prepare for difficult times. The central focus of Toni was removing all excuses from Rafa’s mindset. How to Prepare for Difficult Times… Continue reading Preparing for Difficult Times: lessons from Toni Nadal

On a walk yesterday in the Perimola region of Catalunya, about 2 hours drive from Barcelona. We went on a hike up to the hermitage of Castell Llebre. My friend Mathieu Carenzo teaches Entrepreneurship at IESE Business School and is an early stage investor in many successful spanish startups, including some Unicorns. He shared 4… Continue reading Entrepreneurship: 4 Keys to Identify a Great Business Opportunity (with Mathieu Carenzo)

Neuroscience based Habits for Happiness… There is a saying that I heard recently from Elsa Punset… “Our brain is teflon for the positive and velcro for the negative” It is a powerful metaphor. It is solidly grounded in psychological research. In good relationships the ratio of positive to negative comments is 7:1. 1 negative comment… Continue reading Our Brain is Teflon for the Positive, Velcro for the Negative

In his 30 years of asking this question, Wharton Business School Professor Stew Friedman has heard one word become increasingly common: Flexible Elements of Flexible Leadership What does it mean to be flexible as a leader? flexible adjective capable of bending easily without breaking; able to be easily modified to respond to altered circumstances. What context… Continue reading What kind of Leadership do we need now?