In our decades of experience working with leaders, we have observed that a core characteristic of great leaders is their highly-tuned sense of self-awareness. A leader who is self-aware plays to his or her strengths and is not blindsided by his or her limitations. In the emotional realm, self-awareness is one of the building blocks… Continue reading Emotional Intelligence Begins With “I”
The quarterly leadership team meeting had started like any other. I (Rip) was facilitating, and had opened the floor so that the team members could share good news, either personal or professional, to help them connect with one another. When we got to the newest member of the leadership team, however, things took an unexpected… Continue reading It Takes Courage to Live into Your Core Values
Based on years of conducting 360-degree assessments of the leaders we coach, we have identified several recurring trends. On the plus side, the appraisals usually show that the leaders have strong technical abilities, strategic thinking skills, and business acumen. No problems there. However, these same leaders are frequently leaving trails of wreckage behind them because… Continue reading Forget Your IQ … What Is Your EQ?
We are one month into the new year … yet many leaders are already feeling the drain of burnout. And no, COVID-19 is not to blame. It may be exacerbating matters, but the root cause has nothing to do with the pandemic. Rather, the source of burnout is the fact that these leaders are essentially… Continue reading Burning the Candle at Both Ends Is a Bad Way to Start the New Year
In the normal course of business, you need to respond to changes in technology, the marketplace, the economy, and more. But 2020 was not a normal year … and 2021 is not going to be normal, either. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the rate of change has been dramatically accelerated – and your response to… Continue reading Happy (Disruptive) New Year!
As we stand on the cusp of a new year, it is a perfect time for a refresher on company vision: how to establish it, how to get people to align around it, and how to execute it. Establishing a Vision Establishing a vision for your business is the first step in developing a solid… Continue reading Revitalize Your Vision for 2021