Maureen Ennis

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Why Diverse Teams Are Smarter

Striving to increase workplace diversity is not an empty slogan — it is a good business decision. A 2015 McKinsey report on 366 public companies found that those in the top quartile for ethnic and racial diversity in management were 35% more likely to have financial returns above their industry …

Quiz Yourself: Do You Lead with Emotional Intelligence?

How Emotionally Intelligent Are You?: Boosting Your People Skills

Self-Awareness<p>(Questions 1, 8, 11)<p><i>Your score is 0 out of 0</i><p>In his 1996 book "Emotional Intelligence: Why it can Matter More Than IQ," Goleman …

How Not to Suck as a Manager Comes Down to Displaying These 3 Rare Behaviors

We can learn a lot from the practice of servant leadership.<p>U.S. companies will literally spend billions of dollars annually on leadership development programs to strengthen its high-potential talent. Fact is, there's a drastic leadership shortage in the pipeline across industries, and executives …

Are You Fit to Be a Manager? Harvard's 25-Question Quiz Will Tell You

No amount of seniority can make someone a successful manager; a certain temperament and a host of personality traits are crucial to one's ability to …

Five skills everybody will need for the jobs of the future

Work—the very meaning of the word—is undergoing metamorphosis. In a few years’ time, traditional office employees all over will find themselves suddenly working for themselves, working freelance, or perhaps out of work entirely and seeking a new path forward.<p>What’s a person to do? To answer that, …

Artificial Intelligence

The New Rules of Talent Management

Working in small, cross-functional units, squads can resolve issues quickly.<p>Agile isn’t just for tech anymore. It’s been working its way into other areas and functions, from product development to manufacturing to marketing—and now it’s transforming how organizations hire, develop, and manage their …

Tell Employees What You Want Them to Strive for (in as Few Words as Possible)

When Joe Whittinghill came into his role as general manager for talent, learning, and insight at Microsoft, the tech giant’s leadership model was characteristically thorough. There were eight competencies leaders needed to succeed, 10 behaviors that marked inclusive diversity, five things employees …

The Biggest Reason Why Your Employees Lack Motivation Boils Down to 4 Words

How do you get the best out of your employees? And how do you motivate them to go above and beyond? The answer is not rocket science.<p>In Mark C. Crowley's exceptional book, <i>Lead from the Heart</i>, he gathered a mountain of research data to answer the types of questions that have plagued managers for …

How to Stop Taking Things Personally

When other people wrong you, and you take their actions personally, it can feel as if you’ve been punched in the gut. I know that sounds a bit …

6 Signature Traits of Inclusive Leadership

<b>Dr. Terri Cooper, Principal & Chief Inclusion Officer, Deloitte Consulting LLP</b>What will it take to be a great leader in the future? Listen to Angelia Herrin, Special Projects editor for Harvard Business Review, interview Dr. Terri Cooper, Principal and Chief Inclusion Officer of Deloitte …

6 Meeting Hacks (and 1 Weird Tip) That Instantly Boost Your Credibility | Inc.com

This is it: the Big Meeting. You've brought a conference room's worth of people together to make an important decision, close that huge sale, or kick off a new strategic initiative. Trouble is, most of these people barely know each other. And some of them barely know <i>you</i>.<p>You'll need to build trust …

5 TED Talks to increase your emotional intelligence

For many leaders, building soft skills is hard. Improve your emotional intelligence with these TED talks

Break the Cycle of Stress and Distraction by Using Your Emotional Intelligence

Being able to focus helps us succeed. Whether it’s focusing inward and attuning ourselves to our intuitions and values or outward and navigating the world around us, honing our attention is a valuable asset.<p>All too often though, our focus and attention get hijacked, leaving us feeling frazzled, …

Your Strategy Has to Be Flexible — But So Does Your Execution

Peter Drucker said: “Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.” <i></i>This and a slew of similar maxims reflect a common view of strategy execution: that it’s distinct from strategy, harder to pull off than defining a strategy, and therefore more critical to success …

With 1 Tweet, J.K. Rowling Just Gave the Best Advice You'll Hear Today | Inc.com

No, she's right because 23 years ago Joanne Rowling was an unemployed single mother who applied for welfare benefits so she could take care of her 1-year-old daughter. Clinically depressed and occasionally contemplating suicide, she considered herself as "poor as it is possible to be in modern …

Motivation

The Most Useful Life Skill Only Takes 1 Second to Learn (and It Will Instantly Change Your Life) | Inc.com

My favorite topic to write about is how to develop a growth mindset, because I believe that the major changes we make in life actually happen instantaneously in our minds.<p>But although it can take less than a second to have a mental shift, that mental shift can have huge ripple effects over the …

13 of the best business books of 2017

You know you want to sharpen your business acumen, but there are so many business books published each year it can be a bit overwhelming to try to …

The Best Bosses and Managers Do This | Inc.com

A few weeks ago I attended a youth soccer game that my son, Isaac, refereed. For most of his life, Isaac has played travel soccer. He loves the sport and knows the rules of the game inside and out. It's not uncommon for Isaac to get emails from parents commending his refereeing skills. Suffice it …

Motivation

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The Disruptor Incumbent Cometh — CEO Daily, Thursday, 26th October

Good morning.<p>I spent yesterday with a group of 100 CEOs gathered by IBM’s Ginni Rometty to discuss the “big bets” on the future being made by their …

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Change Management

Corporate transformations still have a miserable success rate, even though scholars and consultants have significantly improved our understanding of how they work. Studies consistently report that about three-quarters of change efforts flop—either they fail to deliver the anticipated benefits or …

3 Things Smart Bosses Do to Effectively Manage Smart People | Inc.com

If you've been charged with managing a group of really smart and savvy employees, you have your work cut out for you. Smart people obviously know they're smart, which works to their advantage. They have high expectations of not only themselves but also of the people they work with, which ups the …

Sheryl Sandberg

To Be a Great Leader, You Have to Learn How to Delegate Well

One of the most difficult transitions for leaders to make is the shift from <i>doing</i> to <i>leading</i>. As a new manager you can get away with holding on to work. Peers and bosses may even admire your willingness to keep “rolling up your sleeves” to execute tactical assignments. But as your responsibilities …

LinkedIn's CEO Just Gave Some Brilliant Life Advice. Here It Is in 1 Sentence | Inc.com

Since taking over as LinkedIn's CEO in 2009, Jeff Weiner has accomplished a great deal to earn him the title of Highest Rated CEO.<p>He has grown LinkedIn's membership base from 33 million to more than 430 million and its revenue from $78 million to over $3 billion. Refreshingly, throughout, Weiner …

Oprah Winfrey

The Future of Leadership

One Young World is the preeminent global forum for young leaders aged 18-30 and gathers the brightest young leaders from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections and develop solutions to some of the world's most pressing issues. On 18 November, young people from 196 countries …

What it is is beautiful

Introduction to LEGO Serious Play<p>It has been five years now since I have started using LEGO Serious Play as a method for the workshops I deliver. And …

Identity

Want to be a better leader? Observe more and react less

Overloaded executives need coping mechanisms. This personal reflection shows how meditation can help.<p><b>Most time-strapped executives</b> know they should …

Without Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness Doesn’t Work

Mindfulness has become the corporate fad <i>du jour</i>, a practice widely touted as a fast-track to better leadership. But we suspect that not all the benefits laid at its feet actually belong there. Our research and analysis has revealed a complicated relationship between mindfulness and executive …

The Most Important Emotional Intelligence Quote You'll Hear Today | Inc.com

Her new book <i>Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone</i> begins with one of the toughest pieces of advice you can get. And Brown got it from Oprah Winfrey:<p><i>Her advice is tacked to the wall in my study: "Do not think you can be brave with your life and your work</i> …