Lies, damn lies, and alternative facts. Trust is the foundation of leadership. But we let our political leaders get a way with lies.

Lies, Damn Lies, and Alternative Facts

We’ve been recently introduced to a new term: alternative facts. A “creative” way to rename false facts. I prefer to use the more common term: lies. Lying is a part of human nature. Prof. Dan Ariely has done an extensive research on why we lie. His conclusions in a nutshell are that “Everybody has the capacity to […]

How to deal with criticism effectively. Leaders must learn to accept and deal with criticism. They need to view it as an opportunity for improvement.

How to Deal With Criticism Effectively

In the past several months we have all been witnessing the worst example of how to deal with criticism. This public person, who aspires to lead a country, seems incapable of handling any form of criticism. He immediately lashes out, usually with a vicious and often insulting attack at his critic, or rival. Needless to […]

Why being a mentor will make you a better leader. Effective leaders develop their people. A good way to acquire this skill is to actually be a mentor.

3 Reasons Why Being a Mentor Will Make you a Better Leader

To be effective, leaders need to develop their people and help them realize their potential. This requires leaders to take the role of coaches and mentors. A good way to develop this important leadership skill is to actually be a mentor. For the last three years, I’ve been a mentor in a unique entrepreneurship accelerator […]

some valuable tips, based on extensive experience, on how to increase your startup's chances to raise money from investors.

How to Increase your Startup’s Chances to Raise Money

Perhaps the most critical and challenging element in building a startup company is securing its funding. The number one cause of premature death of startup companies is running out of money. Therefore, startups CEOs spend a big chunk of their time on fundraising. It is their highest priority, and seems like a never ending task. […]

The Real Benefit of Unlimited Vacation Days

 Photo credit: infocus.london   I recently read an article that celebrated a high-tech company that decided to give its employees the great benefit of unlimited number of vacation days. The company leaders expect this move to lead to better results for the company.   I too applaud this move, and believe that it will lead to better […]