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Insights and strategies around creating cultures of engagement

Emotional Intelligence: A Simple Tool to Help Increase Your EQ

We all have a trigger that can prompt us to act in a childish, unbecoming, rude or even hostile way for that matter. Feeling a loss of control over a situation, dealing with giving or receiving challenging feedback, overwhelmed by the sheer amount of work ahead. For me, one of my triggers is what I consider “insufficient think time” to process my thoughts and experiences. Admittedly, I tend to appreciate time to think (read overanalyzing, sometimes to the point of analysis paralysis.) Generally, I consider myself self-aware enough to do a decent job of managing my emotions and reactions around this stress trigger of mine.

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Coaching Skills for Leaders: It's Harder Than You Think

These days, it seems like a lot of our clients want their employees to know how to coach. They throw words around like "we want a coaching culture" or "our people need coaching skills if they want to lead today's talent more effectively".

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The 3 R's to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence

We all have a trigger that can render us to act in a childish, unbecoming, rude or even hostile manner. Mine is with “tech difficulties.” Admittedly, I am not very tech savvy. Typically I am self-aware enough and do a good job of managing my emotions and reactions around this.

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12 Ideas for Developing Talent

"Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others." -- Danny Thomas

As a current leader in a company today, you know how hard it is to find talent who can grow into bigger roles, or take on more responsibility. You may have talent who needs to step up and help lead a new change in direction. It sounds simple, ask the talent you have to find a way to do more or to stretch and grow. Yet, the singlest biggest problem we get asked to help solve today? Help organizations develop leaders who believe in developing others. 

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Leadership Poll Results: Greatest Impact on Career Success

Last month we invited colleagues and clients to complete a survey identifying what had the greatest impact on their career success. With over 100+ leaders weighing in, the winner with one-third of the votes was "I had a supportive boss."

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