From WeAreTheCity’s Future Leader’s Blog

Have you heard about the ”handshake teacher”?

He’s the teacher who at the beginning of each school day greets every child in a special way, with a handshake/greeting pattern of their own choice.

In all its simplicity this is brilliant LEADERSHIP.

He makes his students feel special; seen and important. And everyone wants to know that they are seen, heard, understood and important. And he makes them all geared up for learning, excited to come to school.
And leadership at work is no different.

Let the Handshake Teacher inspire you!

How can you make people around you feel that important and valuable?

How can you greet and treat them? How can you show that you ”get” each person?

That you ”get” what they are about, that you speak their ”language”?

This kind of leadership sets you up well for the future, where the talent war/competition will keep raging.

Your leadership can be a magnet for great talent and commitment.


About the authors

Mandy Flint & Elisabet Vinberg Hearn, award-winning authors of ”The Team Formula”.

Their latest book, multi-award-winning ”Leading Teams – 10 Challenges: 10 Solutions”, published by Financial Times International is a practical tool for building winning teams. You can download a free chapter of the book at

Praise for ”Leading Teams: ”Enjoyable to read. Simple to understand. Practical to implement. A must read for team members or leaders”Debbie Fogel-Monnissen, Executive Vice President, International Markets Finance Officer, Mastercard, NY, USA.