Welcome to the The Extraordinary Leadership Blog

Joe Contrera is the president and founder of ALIVE @ WORK ® LLC. He helps Extraordinary Leaders Achieve Extraordinary Results. Joe is the author of three books, his latest book, Extraordinary Results: Mastering the Art of Leading, Coaching, & Influencing Others is changing the way leaders leverage influence to achieve higher levels of productivity and employee engagement. We hope you enjoy the blog, and please be sure to share these blogs with your friends and colleagues who want to have a more ALIVE @ WORK ® Mindset in the workplace!


Knowledge & Wisdom

Knowledge & Wisdom: Why You Need Both

Knowledge & Wisdom: Why You Need Both Understanding the difference between knowledge and wisdom can be confusing. Knowledge can be acquired by simply reading a book. Wisdom is acquired through experience, yours or someone else’s. You must have a balance of both, if you want to navigate through these crazy times! Watch leadership speaker, Joe Contrera,…


Uncover the Underlying Need Driving Us All

The Underlying Need Driving Us All Over the last few weeks we’ve discussed the topics of Purpose, Self-Awareness, & Ego. This week we bring them all together to uncover the core need that drives all of us! It is unspoken and yet evident in nearly everything we do. Watch leadership speaker, Joe Contrera as he…

Dissolving Your Ego

How Do I Dissolve My Ego? (Video Blog)

How Do I Dissolve My Ego? In our previous video we discussed the biggest obstacle blocking your path to changing your mindset. Your Ego! This week we Joe continues the discussion by sharing two critical characteristics needed to continue the process of creating the change you want in your life! Watch leadership speaker, Joe Contrera…


Question: How Do I Change? (VIDEO BLOG)

Question: How Do I Change? A lot of folks want to change various aspects of their lives. They want to change their career, the choices they make, their relationships, health, level of success, etc. Yet for many, sustaining the changes they make, is an ongoing battle that they never seem to win. They bounce between…


The Challenge to Be Extraordinary (VIDEO BLOG)

The Challenge to Be Extraordinary (VIDEO BLOG) Defining what you believe about being extraordinary by anyone other than yourself, is very dangerous. Why? Because if you allow others to define extraordinary for you, you will always be conforming to someone else’s’ ideals or way of life. And if they choose to live an ordinary life…