Lenny Castaneda

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When It Comes To Success In Business, EQ Eats IQ For Breakfast

When I was younger, I bought into the fallacy that the “smartest” person always won. I pushed myself to achieve the highest scores, earn the most recognition, and excel in every field.<p>I worked as hard as I could, but I almost always fell short of my goals.<p>Growing up, I often found myself surrounded …

Emotional Intelligence

4 Ways Toxic Leaders Destroy Team Morale

Don't be your own worst enemy.<p>There comes a point in your career, and life, when you decide which type of leader you want to be. You can be a great leader, using your role to empower other people and create an organization that people are proud to contribute to every day. Or you can be a bad …

Employment

Research Shows The Quickest Way To Build Trust With Your Employees

One of my studies, called “How To Build Trust In The Workplace,” surveyed more than 7,000 people all about why people do, or don’t, trust their leaders. The first thing we discovered was that approximately 32% of a worker’s loyalty is the result of feeling trust towards their boss. So it’s …

Employment

How Do You Know Someone Is a True Leader? The Litmus Test Comes Down to 1 Word

According to best-selling author and leadership expert Stephen M.R. Covey, this type of leadership stands in direct opposition to traditional positional leadership.<p>In the outstanding book <i>Servant Leadership in Action --</i> a collection ofessays by forty-four renowned servant leadership experts and …

Leadership

These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

Happiness

Want to Be the Type of Leader People Will Remember for Life? Do the 1 Thing Most Bosses Hate the Most

The essence of great leadership really comes down to where you place yourself on the organizational pyramid.<p>In management theory, certain concepts from yesteryear no longer hold true. Like, for example, the idea that people must be driven to perform.<p>Yet over the years, I've learned that <i>driving</i> …

Profit

6 Smart Ways People With Emotional Intelligence Respond When Their Buttons Are Pushed

hen conflicts flare at your workplace, how do you respond?<p>Everyone has a "drama" story at work. What's yours?<p>In a previous company, I vividly recall a senior executive marching down the hall spewing expletives on his way to wage war with a middle manager. An ongoing issue boiled over, and this VP …

Emotional Intelligence

GM Has a 2 Word Dress Code and It's Actually Brilliant

It used to be 10 pages. Now it's just two words. Here's why they made the change.<p>This story is about three things: dress codes, leadership and common sense.<p>It's about a $62 billion company with roots going back 100 years--the kind of giant, legacy organization you might think would get bogged down …

Leadership

How Can You Tell Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for Rule-Breaking Rebels, Says Science

If that's how you want to roll, here are eight things you'll want to do to lead like a rebel.<p>Harvard behavioral scientist, Francesca Gino, knew she was onto something when she read a cookbook where the author, an Italian chef, broke every rule of Italian culinary tradition by filling the book with …

Ice Cream

5 Unspoken Rules That Lead to a Toxic Culture

There are enough rules to worry about at work; we shouldn't have to sweat the unwritten ones, too. But if left unaddressed, they'll tank the culture.<p>The fact that toxic workplaces are the fifth leading cause of death may not be overtly known by leaders, but many are starting to at least intuit that …

Leadership

How Can You Really Tell Someone Is an Exceptional Leader? Ask This 1 Simple Question

The answer is an eye-opener.<p>Have you ever thought about the essence of true leadership? How exactly do you define it?<p>Better yet, how do you simply become a good leader in your office or business -- enough so that your employees, peers, and customers will respect you?<p>The answer comes down to a …

Leadership

15 Questions That Will Instantly Increase Your Emotional Intelligence

Want to sharpen your EQ? It all begins with self-awareness.<p>The decisions you make today will be heavily influenced by your emotions. Sure, hard data and rational thinking may help you reason and draw conclusions, but it's how you <i>feel</i> about those conclusions that will determine whether or not you …

Emotional Intelligence

The One Thing I Wish I Knew Before Painting My Kitchen Cabinets

Anyone who’s drastically changed the wall color in a room knows how big of an impact paint alone can make in a space. And it’s a big impact for …

Kitchens

Why Rich Kids Are So Good at the Marshmallow Test

Affluence—not willpower—seems to be what’s behind some kids' capacity to delay gratification.<p>The marshmallow test is one of the most famous pieces of social-science research: Put a marshmallow in front of a child, tell her that she can have a second one if she can go 15 minutes without eating the …

Indiana University

Most Successful People Share These 4 Qualities

Definitions of success may vary widely, but the qualities needed to achieve it look pretty much the same.<p>Over the last few years, as I've worked to grow my company and made my way to entrepreneurship events and conferences around the world, I've met and worked with tons of entrepreneurs and people …

Self-improvement

10 unconventional habits that will improve your life dramatically

You’ve all heard the cliche success advice to “Work Harder” and “Read More”<p>So I decided to provide you with a few unconventional habits that will …

Self-improvement

Asking Yourself This 1 Simple Question Will Quickly Show Whether You're a Good Leader

This may be the litmus test of what true leadership is all about.<p>My favorite boss to this day was an executive named Bruce. I wrote an article about him, where I talk about his Servant Leadership style, and what he did to get the best out of his people. For example:<p>He spent countless hours coaching …

Mentoring

How A Cleaning Lady Inspired Awesome Leadership

In an interview with Adam Bryant of the <i>New York Times</i>, Charles Schwab CEO Walt Bettinger shared a lesson he learned in college during a business strategy final exam. Bettinger needed to ace the test so he could graduate with a 4.0. He spent hours reviewing formulas and case studies. On the day of …

Leadership

The Cannonball Biceps Workout Will Have You Busting Through Your Sleeves

Your shirt sleeves won't forgive you after you do this bicep-building workout.<p>For many guys, the highlight of arm day in the gym is when they get to grab a set of dumbbells and curl their "guns" into oblivion in front of the biggest mirror available.<p>We love working though reps of the exercise and …

Workouts

Managers Are a Dying Breed. Here's What You Must Have Instead

Why managers need to become leaders of disruption in this ever-changing business environment.<p>The crisis of leadership grows as companies struggle to adapt to change. We have a rise in part-time workers, growth of the gig economy, evolution of technology, increase in virtual teams, and an epidemic …

Innovation

Want Your Team to Trust You? Create a Culture of Accountability With These 4 Rules

Does your team know where it's going?<p>If team members don't know what winning looks like, they will get lost on their way to the summit. Without a clear vision of the destination, how could they? To achieve uncommon goals in today's interdependent and complex world, information workers must …

Management

The Leadership 'Secret' That Smart Leaders Have Known for a Century

Amazing wisdom from more than 100 years ago that you can use today.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the early 1900s, a professional speaker traveled the nation giving one speech, and it was so popular, he ended up giving it 6,152 times by 1925. Keep in mind, …

Temple University

Here Is What Jeff Bezos and Hospice Patients Say You Will Regret Most in Life

What if we knew now what our biggest regrets would be and had the chance to avoid them?<p>We all have regrets--opportunities we've missed and things we wish we'd done differently.<p>What if we knew now what our biggest regrets would be and had the chance to avoid them?<p>In a way, we do.<p>In a recent …

Jeff Bezos

12 Must-Read Books That Will Raise Your Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

I didn't learn about emotional intelligence until well into my 30s. By that time, I had started to realize that the best leaders -- those exhibiting high levels of EQ -- typically showed more self-awareness, collaborated better with others, and got promoted faster.<p>While EQ has been hotly debated …

Emotional Intelligence

7 Reasons To Start Using A Bullet Journal To Organize Your Life In 2018

Ad failed to load<p>Choosing the right planner at the start of the new year is a critical, albeit incredibly <i>personal</i> decision. As for me, I'm a notebook …

Productivity

Saying Yes to Any of These 8 Questions Reveals You're Way More Emotionally Intelligent Than You Think

Ever wonder what your strengths and limitations are in emotional intelligence? Now you know.<p>There's no shortage of content available on the popular topic emotional intelligence -- it's everywhere, and found to be one of the most desired qualities for personal and professional development.<p>But …

Emotional Intelligence

8 Signs to Immediately Recognize Someone With the Gift of Leadership

In 'Servant Leadership in Action,' best-selling author Raj Sisodia details the rare qualities of great leaders.<p>In <i>Servant Leadership in Action</i>, a collection of essays from 44 renowned servant leadership experts, Raj Sisodia, co-founder of the Conscious Capitalism movement and best-selling author, …

Leadership

If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re probably not a good leader

I learned that there’s something wrong with feeling like the smartest person in the room from a man with a third-grade education—from my grandfather Luther, who along with my father founded the Dollar General Corporation, which I headed for 37-1/2 years.<p>It’s with more than a touch of shame that I …

Leadership

What's the Secret to Becoming a Leader? Stop Being a Boss.

Striving to become a legendary leader? Ditch those management habits -- fast -- and focus on the bigger picture..<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Although the difference between managers and leaders appears almost nitpicky at face value, it’s actually quite …

Pew Research Center

Steve Jobs Used These 3 Deceptively Simple Questions to Turn Apple into an Innovation Powerhouse

Why don't more bosses ask them?<p>Steve Jobs did many things to make himself successful. He trained his brain using this simple meditation technique. He immersed himself in these highly unusual books. He also listened to ten songs that inspired and motivated him.<p>Steve Jobs also helped thousands of …

Innovation