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CASE STUDY

Posted by on Jul 25, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

David had a high IQ and worked for years to get to the promotion he had just achieved– SVP Engineering. Because of his technical skills and reputation, he was chosen as the leader of a high profile and exciting new initiative for the company. The stakes were high. He inherited a team of engineers which included a few brilliant recent graduates as well as star performers from different divisions of the company. Previously, he had a small team of trusted team members who had worked with him since he joined the company...

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Do you love Technology but dealing with people drives you crazy?

Posted by on Jul 25, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

“I love what I do, the products, the culture… but to be honest, dealing with employees all day long drains me beyond words… ” Have you ever heard a colleague or even your boss say something like this? As frustrating as it may be, if they are in a leadership role, they spent all those years developing, even perfecting, technical skills that are less and less important as they manage bigger, more complex, and possibly remote teams of people.Managing people – why do some people find it so easy and others long for the days they were...

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Tell Me what you Want, REALLY Want

Posted by on Jan 31, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A lot of people choose this time of year to contemplate their goals and make resolutions for the coming year. The vast majority give up before the month ends. Getting a promotion or a pay raise are realistic and common goals but if these goals are successful, will they get you what you really want? Which brings me to my main question: What DO you really want? Simple enough question, right? Or as the Spice Girls put it, “Tell me what you want, what you really, really want! A good friend and colleague stopped me in my tracks a few weeks ago...

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Negative Self Talk

Posted by on Aug 4, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Are you your own worst enemy? Does your inner critic sometimes seem demonic and have an overall negative influence on how you feel about yourself? Why are we so hard on ourselves and indulge in the negative self-talk that left unchecked, will damage our strength, self-esteem and self-confidence? Ask yourself, would you talk this way  to your children, your best friend or your best employees? Probably not, so why is it ok to treat yourself this way? Like a lot of other bad habits, you may not even be aware of negative self-talk but in order to...

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How Your Unique Talents Help Build Self-Awareness and Confidence

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Have you ever wondered why the tendency is to focus more on a ‘D’ grade than the 3 A’s that came along with it?  At work, why do we often obsess disproportionately on weaknesses or development needs, instead of focusing on talents and strengths? Of course improving certain talents and behaviors is part of growth, but if knowing our core talents, and understanding how this would empower our personal growth and boost business outcomes, wouldn’t life be a lot less stressful? What is a talent?  What are your unique set of talents? What...

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Oh to have Influence!

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

What does Influence mean to you? If I asked you to think of the person who most positively influenced your life and career, how would you describe that person? Confident, generous, encouraging, positive, consistent, a direct communicator, honest and so on? What kind of leader do you want to be? There are many examples of what looks like leadership but really isn’t. Dictatorship and bullying demonstrate influence, but do they demonstrate good leadership? Positive influence implies helping people change their minds and improve their mindset,...

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How does empathy make you a better leader?

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

How does empathy make you a better leader? When you think of someone who possesses empathy, do you assume they are a nice person or a good listener perhaps? Do you dismiss it as being one of those qualities that the HR Dept. has to worry about but you don’t? Did you know that the single biggest complaint of Americans in the workforce is poor communication with their manager1? Communication and empathy form the foundation of all relationship skills.  So, it’s not surprising that people prefer to work with those they can relate to and...

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What’s your Emotional IQ?

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It is said that you can’t change the IQ you were born with and why would you want to anyway? It usually makes us good at what we do whether that something is in the legal, business, accounting or academic fields. After all, our educational system is based on optimizing that kind of intelligence and most people get hired and often promoted for their strong technical skills.   However, what keeps them from being promoted and sometimes gets them fired is usually their level of emotional intelligence. Follow this link to learn more...

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Emotional Intelligence – The 2nd Pillar

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Self Management… People who possess a high EQ are more often those who succeed in building flourishing careers and long lasting relationships as well as managing that balance most of us strive for – the balance between work and home life. Having high emotional intelligence is not about being “nice” – it’s about having appropriate self-regard, having a voice, possessing integrity and building strong trust and connecting with others. Many people get promoted for what they know or their tenure in their job rather than their...

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How do you overcome procrastination?

Posted by on Feb 4, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Procrastination Do you cringe inwardly or outwardly when you hear the word “procrastination”? You’re not alone. It is one of those words that can guarantee a strong reaction.  That’s because nearly everyone does it in some aspect of their lives. Do you procrastinate more with your career, your family, health, a relationship or all of the above? Would you get embarrassed or irritated if I asked you the reason you’ve been putting off “that one thing” … that big “I should”? How are you doing with all those noble New Year’s...

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