Joe Contrera is the Founder and President of ALIVE @ WORK LLC, a leadership development company dedicated to helping Extraordinary Leaders Achieve Extraordinary Results. He is the author of three books. His latest, Extraordinary Results: Mastering the Art of Leading, Coaching, & Influencing Others, is quickly becoming a must-have resource for leaders in organizations across the country. It will not only change what you believe about leading, it will help you build your leadership skills so that you can successfully influence others.

Against The Wind

“They’ll be ridin’ against the wind” — Bob Seger   I was cycling today when the idea struck me that cycling is a lot like leading. It started before I even left my house, when I looked out the window and saw the tops of the trees blowing back and forth in the wind. It…

Change … The Way You Do Business!

As a Business Professional do you get paid because you solve your customer’s problems? If that’s the case you’re probably making okay money. Do you want to make more money? Then stop focusing on the money AND CHANGE … THE WAY YOU DO BUSINESS! Become a Consultant – Know your client inside and out, understand…

Leadership: After The Fact!

I was watching the President Bush interview this evening with Matt Lauer when it struck me just how difficult it is to be a leader. Regardless of what you think about President Bush or President Obama it’s easy to cast stones, make comments on Facebook that call one or the other stupid or ignorant ……

Leadership – The Draft or The Pull

Yesterday I had the opportunity to participate in a Sprint Triathlon (a shorter version of the regular swimming, biking , and running race). But this blog isn’t about me, it’s about the two leaders I noticed and how they each chose to deal with adversity. Leader 1: A fifteen year old kid pulling his developmentally…