Thursday, September 21, 2017
Authors Posts by Christos Tsolkas

Christos Tsolkas

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A Lucky Story about Yes and No

A Lucky Story about Yes and No

Years ago, I worked for a company that was a local affiliate of a very big multinational. At different stages of my career at that...
Dive in the Sky or swim with the Sharks — 7 Reasons to Do It

Dive in the Sky or Swim with the Sharks — 7 Reasons to...

A friend of mine, who has always wanted to jump out of an airplane, recently started taking skydiving lessons. She’s done two jumps already....
6 Ways to Find Space for Innovation at Work

Parking Spots: 6 Ways to Find Space for Innovation at Work

True story. An experienced executive I’ll call Monica returned to her company’s headquarters in Rome after a long assignment in the US. At the...
An Okay Letter to My 18-year Old Self

An Okay Letter to My 18-year Old Self

If you could go back in time and give your younger self some advice, what would you say? At a four-day leadership seminar @IMD, I...
5 "Leadership" Lessons of Donald J. Trump

5 “Leadership” Lessons of Donald J. Trump

Like many people around the world I was surprised by the election of Donald Trump but I was not shocked at all. In my...
Leave Money on the Table

Leave Money on the Table

Earlier this year, at a conference on innovation and startups, I met Sonny Vu, the impressive and thoughtful CEO of Misfit Wearables. Vu gave a...

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Is it Coaching, or a Critique? Perspective Changes Everything

Is it Coaching, or a Critique? Perspective Changes Everything

How do you respond when someone offers you a suggestion? Consider this scenario.  Imagine you just gave a presentation.  Afterwards, your boss says, “It was...
To Forgive or Not: Who Suffers More?

To Forgive or Not: Who Suffers More?

People are prickly about forgiveness. They often resist it because they think forgiveness means letting someone off the hook. But it doesn’t. Forgiveness is simply giving up...
Three Questions You Should Ask Before the Door Closes

Three Questions You Should Ask Before the Door Closes

There it is, the resignation letter. You’ve spent time hiring, training, and getting this employee up to speed, and now they’re leaving you. Perhaps...
Smart Ways To Relaxify Your Office Space

Smart Ways To Relaxify Your Office Space

A strictly business oriented office space is not accommodating for everyone. Despite the prevailing opinion in the majority of the scholarly articles about office...

8 Reasons Leadership Means Selling

I was recently presented with an interesting challenge. In a more or less routine process of regular performance evaluation I found myself in strong...