Posts Tagged: Emotional Intelligence

The four secrets to employee engagement

What I like most about Rob Markey’s HBR article below is that he really does simplify employee engagement to the bare basics. Rob’s first point about HR being less important than direct supervisors could be contested, in our business we certainly rely heavily on the support of HR departments and HR professionals to design and… Read more »

this idea must die

Are you left brained or right brained? Before answering this question too quickly… are you sure that such a thing even exists? If this intrigues you, you will enjoy (as I did) the Freakonomics podcast entitled “This Idea Must Die” which examines “scientific ideas” that are commonly accepted, but in fact really do need to… Read more »

the power of introverts

When Susan Cain was nine years old, her mother packed a suitcase full of books and sent her off to summer camp where she was promptly encouraged to put them away and push herself to become more ‘social’, and less ‘introverted’. It was the first of countless times throughout her childhood that she would receive… Read more »

Mastering Intelligent Opportunism

There is a distinct emotion that accompanies the arrival of a great business opportunity. It is part adrenaline, part fear and part excitement. It is the same emotional high that comes with being close to inevitable victory in a season ending hockey game. It is the point at which everything around slows down, your vision… Read more »

Personal Credibility & Trusted Judgement

Decision Making Intelligence is the second credibility builder and it is the ability to solve problems, resolve issues and come to conclusions that satisfy the various stakeholders and leave them feeling fully and clearly committed to the decision. It is about personal credibility and trusted judgment. In order to be credible, leaders must combine their… Read more »

Widening your Repertoire

The emphasis we have placed on the value of accumulated or stored knowledge we have worshiped in the past, is now a potentially dangerous source of false confidence. It is actually a rapidly depreciating asset, given the fact the half-life of anything new is shortening every day. To become a transformational leader and truly differentiate… Read more »

Leaping Across Domains

The nature and value of experience has changed along with the changes which have taken place in the external environment. The definition of experience is radically different than the one used by most business leaders in the past. It is not about the number of years of deep professional experience in a narrowly defined role… Read more »

Transformational Credibility

The first competency required to build a transformational leaders personal credibility bank is Emotional intelligence (EQ). It is the ability to know yourself, manage yourself and build effective relationships with others. It has been written about extensively in recent years, yet, surprisingly, it is still not well understood by everyone in business, let alone perfected… Read more »