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Category: Leading on Purpose

relationship management, leadership

Driving Outstanding Outcomes through Relationship Management

In our series on emotional intelligence (EQ), we have discussed self-awareness, self-management, and social awareness. We now turn to the fourth and final skill that drives emotional intelligence: relationship management. Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves define relationship management in their book Emotional Intelligence 2.0 as follows: “Relationship management is your ability to use your awareness… Continue reading Driving Outstanding Outcomes through Relationship Management

social awareness leadership

Dueling Monologues vs. Active Listening: How to Improve Social Awareness

In our continuing series on emotional intelligence, we are moving from self-awareness and self-management into the social space as we now turn to social awareness. As defined by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves in their book Emotional Intelligence 2.0, “Social awareness is your ability to accurately pick up on emotions in other people and understand… Continue reading Dueling Monologues vs. Active Listening: How to Improve Social Awareness

visionary leadership

5 Tips to Boost Your Success as a Visionary

“Visionaries have groundbreaking ideas. Integrators make those ideas a reality. This explosive combination is the key to getting everything you want out of your business.” As leadership and business consultants, we see these words from Gino Wickman’s book Rocket Fuel played out every day among our clients. That being said, the relationship between Visionaries and… Continue reading 5 Tips to Boost Your Success as a Visionary

leadership and emotional intelligence

Managing the Moment from the Inside Out

Travis Bradberry, author of the bestselling book Emotional Intelligence 2.0, reports that 83 percent of people with high self-awareness are top performers, while only 2 percent of bottom performers display this trait. Why are self-aware people top performers? In large part because they channel that self-awareness into self-management: effectively managing their emotional reactions to situations,… Continue reading Managing the Moment from the Inside Out

emotional intelligence

Emotional Intelligence Begins With “I”

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”

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It Takes Courage to Live into Your Core Values

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