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Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed | Inc.com

When the concept of emotional intelligence was introduced to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 percent of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into what many people had always assumed was the …

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Public Speaking Tips: How to Capture and Hold People's Attention | Inc.com

In my mind, there are two kinds of attention: neck down, and neck up. Neck-up attention is when the listener has to make an effort to pay attention. Neck-down attention is when the listener is riveted to the speaker: she can't help but pay attention.<p>Please note that, in our language of English, …

5 Common Leadership Mistakes

<i>Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes. – Oscar Wilde</i><p>It’s often said that mistakes provide great learning opportunities. However, …

Vision is Greater Than Sight | Inc.com

About 350 years ago, a shipload of travelers landed on the northeast coast of America. The first year, they established a town site. The next year, they elected a town government. The third year, the town government planned to build a road five miles westward into the wilderness.<p>In the fourth year, …

2 Ways to Know Young Leaders Are Ready to Step Up | Inc.com

If I've heard it once, I've heard it a thousand times from the leaders of growth companies: When it comes to leadership talent, they prefer developing it in-house to hiring it from the outside.<p>The benefits are obvious: It's cheaper to develop talent in-house; you need not waste time or money on …

15 Quotes To Inspire You To Greatness in 2014

Sometimes we need an extra push to follow our dreams in the new year. Great quotes can inspire us, motivate us, and help us get through hard times. In 2014, it’s time to take your career to a whole new level.<p>No more making excuses for why you can’t go after your dream job or the title you know you …

Why Good Leaders Don't Always Negotiate | Inc.com

Zappos may be the latest company to do away with its more traditional management hierarchy--adopting instead a flat, manager-less structure--but it surely won't be the last.<p>With this erosion of strict authority structures in organizations, the question then becomes: If leaders and managers are no …

Leadership Is About Emotion

Make a list of the 5 leaders you most admire. They can be from business, social media, politics, technology, the sciences, any field. Now ask yourself why you admire them. The chances are high that your admiration is based on more than their accomplishments, impressive as those may be. I’ll bet …

Humility: The 5th Sense of Character-based Leadership - Lead Change

“...the key sense that needs to be added to the list is 'sense of one's self'. This is the keystone to character-based leadership - an awareness of …

More Minds: How Diverse Ideas Drive Innovation

Is it me, or has 2013 been an extraordinary year for stories from the forefront of social business, leadership and organizational culture? For every …

How Much of a Leader Are You?

According to the Harvard Business Review article "What Makes a Leader?" by Daniel Goleman, the essential factor that sets effective leaders apart is a high degree of emotional intelligence. He emphasizes the importance of self-regulation, self-awareness, empathy, social ability and enthusiasm.<p>When …

Looking For Leaders? Take Your Staff Off-Site

I’m a big believer in growing company leaders organically, from within employee ranks. Not only is it good for the company, but as a leader, I feel part of my role is to develop employees so they reach their very highest potential. In my last post I shared my thoughts on the importance of …

The Best Gift Leaders Can Give: Honest Feedback

Recently I was speaking to a large group of leaders and asked them the following question: How many of you would like your manager to tell you <i>what you want you want to hear</i> rather than <i>what you need to hear</i>? Not one person raised their hand. Everyone wants to know the truth, no matter how difficult …

Leadership Books To Put Under The Tree

A friend of mine took on her first management job this year. Within a few weeks she was heavy under the weight of providing instruction, support, and vision for her team. <i>“</i>Basically, I feel like I’m paddling in circles,” she said.<p>It reminded me of my own first crack at being a manager. I had no idea …

4 Traits That Make Up Every Great Leader

Caan says that leadership is a hard concept to define and only through hard work and experience can you acquire the necessary skills you need to effectively lead others.<p>Below, he describes four traits ever great leader has:<p><b>1. You must have confidence.</b><p>Caan says: "As a decision maker or chief …

Personal Branding: It's Not About Self-Promotion, It Is a Leadership Imperative

Let me begin with two key questions: What is Personal Branding and why do I believe that it is a leadership imperative?<p>Think about your Personal Brand as the collection of values you stand for and the offerings you consistently deliver. Be clear on what differentiates you and your unique value …

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Fight Like You're Right, Listen Like You're Wrong and Other Keys to Great Management

A psychology study at UC Berkeley broke students into groups of three, with one person chosen to be the leader of a project. At some point, the …

Recognizing and Coaching Remote Employees

Working outside a central office has been part of doing business in many industry sectors for years. Real estate agents, sales reps, and home …

What if Performance Management Focused on Strengths?

In previous posts I praised Microsoft’s rejection of individual performance ratings as the building block for an effective performance management system, and described why rating people on a list of competencies is a flawed method for improving their performance.<p>Obviously we need a new system. And …

Defining the Culture You Need

In my last blog post, I established the definitive link between culture, employee engagement, and organizational performance. And let’s face it, in …

How Emotionally Intelligent Are You? Here's How To Tell

What makes some people more successful in work and life than others? IQ and work ethic are important, but they don't tell the whole story. Our <i>emotional</i> intelligence -- the way we manage emotions, both our own and those of others -- can play a critical role in determining our happiness and …

The Legal Drug That Nobody's Talking About | Inc.com

I have a found an amazing drug that takes my mood from bad to good, from good to great and from great to ecstasy. The best news is that not only is this drug legal--it's free--and as far as I can tell, this drug has no ill side effects whatsoever.<p><b>My name is Dave, and I'm addicted to gratitude.</b><p>My …

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Let’s talk about culture: It’s more than ping pong tables and free soda pop

Within a few days of Facebook announcing plans to build a residential housing community that is walking distance to a sprawling Menlo Park, Calif. …

5 Ways To Create A Culture Of Sustainability In Any Company

The real key to a sustainable company is to make sure everyone is on board with your goals. Here’s how.<p>There is no simple way to identify a leading company in sustainability. Given the proliferation of ratings, rankings, blogs, and indices, there is no shortage of opinions, and often these are in …