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New Year's Manifesto for Alpha Leaders

“Fear” by Khalil Gibran

It is said that before entering the sea

a river trembles with fear.

She looks back at the path she has traveled,

from the peaks of the mountains,

the long winding road crossing forests and villages.

And in front of her,

she sees an ocean so vast,

that to enter

there seems nothing more than to disappear forever.

But there is no other way.

The river cannot go back.

Nobody can go back.

To go back is impossible in existence.

The river needs to take the risk

of entering the ocean

because only then will fear disappear,

because that’s where the river will know

it’s not about disappearing into the ocean,

but of becoming the ocean.


As we move into 2024, Khalil Gibran's words resonate.

It's a transformation journey – not of losing oneself, but of becoming part of something greater.

This year presents a unique opportunity for you, decisive and powerful Alpha Leaders.

It's not about losing your strengths but enhancing them with deeper emotional intelligence and empathy.

In the final chapter of my book, "Play It All Out," I reflect on my journey.

Like you, I've embraced challenges head-on, turning every obstacle into an opportunity for growth. This journey isn’t just about personal milestones; it’s about refining the qualities that make you exceptional leaders.

Key insight for you: Planning and journaling were powerful tools for my growth. 

Without a plan, you are simply actors, not authors of your life.

This year, I'd like to challenge you to incorporate this practice. Document your ambitions and challenges, and watch how this introspection adds depth to your decision-making.

Reflect on this to fuel your coming year: What aspect of your leadership, if fine-tuned, could become your most significant asset? 

I invite you to identify three lessons from the past year and envision how they can elevate not just you but your teams and organizations.

Let's adopt Khalil Gibran's wisdom. Embrace the ocean's vastness with the excitement of becoming part of something larger.

Here’s to a year of transformative leadership. I look forward to our continued journey in 2024.


You're an Alpha Leader - brilliant, driven, formidable. But what about the emotional landscape of leadership? It can sometimes strain relationships and team dynamics.

Here is where I come in.

Together, we'll shape you into an Empathic Alpha Leader, where strength meets understanding, and decisiveness pairs with empathy.

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