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!



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…


Lights, Camera, Action …. You’re On!

Lights, Camera, Action …. You’re On! “If all the world’s a stage … please stick to your own script!” – Joe Contrera With all of the chaos unfolding over the world, I am struck by the level of judgment being projected by others onto the world’s stage. When I speak of projection, I am speaking…