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 four books, his latest book, Extraordinary Results for Life: Discover Your Path to be UN-ordinary, is the follow companion to his previous title, Extraordinary Results!

If you’re looking to dramatically change your life, both at work and at home, this series is a must read for you or those you lead!

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Need to Solve a Problem?

“The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem”  ~Theodore Isaac Rubin   At any given time in life, all of us are faced with problems or challenges that at some point may feel insurmountable. Problems come in varying shapes and sizes. It’s…

Are You Out've Alignment

Are You Out’ve Alignment?

“Sometimes you need to experience what you don’t want, before you can get clarity on what you do”  ~Joe Contrera   The gift of misalignment (experiencing what you don’t want) can be what leads you to gain clarity on what you do and help you achieve your goals. . Sometimes, we need to experience the…


The Holidays – A Time to Unplug?

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” – T.S. Elliot At certain times in the career of a leader, you may find yourself feeling a bit lost or a little confused. Maybe you’re bored with…