Shih Kiet Chan

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Primal Leadership: The Hidden Driver of Great Performance

When the theory of emotional intelligence at work began to receive widespread attention, we frequently heard executives say—in the same breath, mind you—“That’s incredible,” and, “Well, I’ve known that all along.” They were responding to our research that showed an incontrovertible link between an …

Leadership

15 Unique 30 Day Challenges Guaranteed To Make You A Better You

The appeal of 30 day challenges is they offer just enough time for a new goal to be palatable yet long enough to be challenging. While many people wait until January to set their new year’s resolutions, the window of opportunity is always open for those who want to set new goals. In fact, the …

Will Power

What to Do If You’re Smarter than Your Boss

You want to work for a great boss — someone you can respect and learn from. But what if your manager isn’t good at his job? What if you’re more competent or have greater skills? Should you be raising a ruckus or keeping your head down? And how do you get what you need without making your boss look …

More Data Won’t Turn Employees into High-Performing Machines

In much of the industrialized world, work has changed dramatically in the past 100 years. We have come a long way since the early days of assembly lines and Fordism. Today, we talk about giving employees a consumer-like experience: not “jobs,” but meaningful careers; not “roles”, but a sense of …

Coworkers Should Be Like Neighbors, Not Like Family

All companies want engaged employees. After all, people who are engaged put in effort that goes above and beyond the minimum that’s required to complete a task. They are less likely to look for another job. And they project positive energy, which improves the mood of other employees and …

Don’t Try to Read Your Employees’ Minds

In <i>An Essay on Criticism</i>, Alexander Pope famously wrote, “A little learning is a dangerous thing.” I think of this quote often when observing executives with a “little learning” of emotional intelligence (also called “EQ”).<p>Don’t get me wrong; the beneficial insights and managerial advances derived …

4 Things All Great Bosses Do

What does it take to be a good leader? Experts weigh in on the things that all great bosses do.

How to scale up your team to greatness

The best teams are small, have many women, and know how to have a good fight.<p>FORTUNE — My Stanford University colleague, Huggy Rao, spent seven years …

6 Habits of Super Successful People | Inc.com

Why are some people more successful than others? There’s really no mystery: It's because they do things differently than people who are less successful. Here are six things that very successful people do every day. Embrace these habits and you can greatly accelerate your own success.<p>1. <b>Keep Your Eye</b> …

Self-improvement