The Soft Stuff Is The Hard Stuff

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Geoff Colvin wrote in Fortune magazine (October 28, 2013) "The Soft Stuff Is The Hard Stuff". The premise? That skills can be developed, and are certainly required to achieve success, but it's each individuals personal traits that truly make the … [Read more...]

Learn To Say NO

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We all want to succeed, our pace never slows down, we know we can juggle and accomplish amazing things, and because of this, we're sometimes guilty of over committing.    So what could we do?  We need to learn when to say "NO".     To be truly successful: We need to have balance We need … [Read more...]

Action Learning

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We're pretty sure you've heard the quip that learning never stops. What about that there's a need for ongoing development regardless of your current job or desired career? Effective and successful leaders (remember, we're all leaders) adopt the mindset of being committed to continual learning. … [Read more...]

21 Bad Habits

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Bad habits.  We all have them. What's key is that we're aware of them, and make efforts to minimize or eliminate them. One of the greatest mistakes of successful people is the assumption 'I behave this way, and I achieve results. Therefore I must be achieving results because I behave this way.' … [Read more...]

Millennials As Leaders

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Leadership has evolved over the years and continues to do so. We've shared that the dictatorial style is a thing of the past. Effective leadership now focuses on individual and team development, increasing awareness, leveraging strengths, promoting camaraderie, and building trust which ultimately … [Read more...]

Boss vs Leader

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Being a boss has evolved over time.  Gone are the days of being a "dictator" or micro manager, and having little understanding of how individuals feel, not leveraging individual and team strengths, and putting little if any time and resources into development planning.   The best … [Read more...]

Yogi-isms For Leaders

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This week we're featuring a different type of leader.  A man that was a legend as a professional baseball catcher/hitter, for his roles as coach and manager, and for his widely known (and often quoted) quips - Lawrence Peter (Yogi) Berra   Yogi's wit was often viewed with humor, and are … [Read more...]

Assess Your Leadership Beliefs and Attributes

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How often do you think about the skills and abilities that make you an effective leader and team member? How often do you assess what you do well, and where you could use additional development or a refresher?   Interacting with others effectively and efficiently is based on technique, experience, … [Read more...]

Proactive Leadership

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Can you answer the questions below? Whether you're in an official leadership role, getting ready for one, or you simply influence others to improve results, answering these questions will help you increase your level of success.    Good … [Read more...]

Don’t Ignore Strengths

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A part of a leader's role is to address negative behaviors and attitudes that are impacting the success of our team. This requires a commitment and a lot of energy, but it must be done. Having said that, as leaders we must also understand, leverage, and build on the strengths of our team as a … [Read more...]

More About EQ

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Powerful and positive leadership behaviors obtain greater results and create an environment with higher satisfaction scores, increased productivity, and more collaboration across teams and organizations.   Awareness is key. As leaders we need to be aware of our behaviors and actions, understand … [Read more...]

Got EQ?

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Do you think leaders must be emotionally intelligent? What about being aware of their impact on others? About how their words and delivery may be interpreted? And, what is our responsibility to expose poor leadership? Can you imagine a leader in corporate America calling any person a "bimbo" or … [Read more...]