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Posts Tagged ‘interpersonal skills’

  • As a Leader, Focus on Being vs Doing

    by • on Jun 8, 11 • in Career, Leadership, Professional Development, Self Awareness, Uncategorized • with No Comments

    In this crazy, fast-paced work environment that we’re all part of it’s hard to remember that the “how’ of getting something done can be just as important as the “what”.  We are, after all, human beings not human doings. But the doing takes over doesn’t it?  We rush around trying to get it all done.  We schedule, reschedule, check email, send email and go from meeting to meeting.  At the end of the day, we look at our to-do list and wonder:  What did I get done today? I’m posing that there’s another important question

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  • We are human beings, not human doings

    by • on Jul 27, 10 • in Career, Creativity & Innovation, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Self Awareness • with No Comments

    In this crazy, fast-paced work environment that we’re all part of it’s hard to remember that the “how’ of getting something done can be just as important as the “what”.  We are, after all, human beings not human doings. But the doing takes over doesn’t it?  We rush around trying to get it all done.  We schedule, reschedule, check email, send email and go from meeting to meeting.  At the end of the day, we look at our to-do list and wonder:  What did I get done today? I’m posing that there’s another important question

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  • More engagement at work…what are you waiting for?

    by • on May 27, 10 • in Career, Leadership, Professional Development • with No Comments

    The recent WSJ.com article “More Workers Start to Quit” states that “in February the number of employees voluntarily quitting surpassed the number being fired or discharged for the first time since October 2008, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.” The article also indicates that the number of employees quitting could continue to grow in the coming months.   Apparently, people were waiting to see more jobs show up as possibilities before they made a move.  Makes sense.  In fact, 60% of workers said they intended to leave their jobs when the market got better &#

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  • The “Softer Side” of Leadership

    by • on Nov 23, 09 • in Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Professional Development, Uncategorized • with No Comments

    Tough times require “softer” leaders.  Having strong emotional intelligence is critical for leadership success. In an interview with Tom Field of Information Security Media Group, I talk about how today’s senior leaders need to focus more on emotional intelligence and other “soft” qualities to be able to better recruit and retain quality employees. Questions specifically addressed are: Which “soft” skills are most important? How can managers and employees alike can change a culture to embrace these skills? Where to start to develop and nurture “softer” leaders? A few ideas and tips are shared in the transcript

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  • Running, Rants and Revelations: On Accountability

    by • on Nov 17, 09 • in Professional Development • with No Comments

    Are we becoming less accountable? How often do you own your part? I do my best thinking when I run. And I do my best running when I think – especially about things that get me charged up! I run faster. Today I ran fast. A friend recently sent me a book that someone was writing about online dating. After 50 pages of ranting on about how tortured he was by the dating process, insulting his dates, and trying to contain his anger in a book disguised as a helpful tool to those new to

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  • Developing More Emotional Intelligence

    by • on Aug 24, 09 • in Emotional Intelligence • with 2 Comments

    We have been conditioned to believe that IQ is the best measure of human potential. In the last decade, however, researchers have found that this isn’t necessarily the case. In actuality, your emotional intelligence quotient (EQ) might be a greater predictor of success. What is Emotional Intelligence? Emotional Intelligence – EQ – is a relatively recent behavioral model, rising to prominence with Daniel Goleman’s 1995 Book called ‘Emotional Intelligence’. There are many definitions for Emotional Intelligence and its meaning is constantly evolving. However, at its most basic level: Emotional Intelligence is the ability to manage

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