The 5 Qualities Leaders Need to Develop to Increase Their Emotional Intelligence

There are several kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to figure out what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Along with your IQ, which has long been used to predict success, the new up and comer is emotional intelligence, or EQ. For leaders, this is a key quality to have …

5 Tips for Getting Out of a Rut

If you feel like life has become predictable, unfulfilling, and boring, maybe it’s time for a fresh start. Deciding to make a change doesn’t mean you have to turn your life upside down, but it is an opportunity to stand back and revise your current way of life.   Whether it’s a lifestyle, location, or …

Clarifying Work Goals for High Productivity

Goals are a daily fact of life, both personally and professionally. Ensuring that goals are given well and then understood will lead to higher productivity and engagement of them. How can you, as a manager, know that you were clear when conveying them? employees get down to business and work easily employees are happily doing …

The Highest Rated Skill Organizations Want You to Have Today

If you've been following the news (or my blog), you've no undoubtedly been seeing that leaders want workers who possess specific job skills, and that is what hiring is  all about these days. But, I think the important skills get overlooked, particularly the soft - or people- skills; you can possess great technical skills but …

How the Mood of a Leader Attributes to Workplace Behaviors and Culture

If you're like most people, you have probably worked in an environment that was less than positive, perhaps even toxic. Workplace environment and culture are critical elements for workplace happiness. One can love the work they do but, if there is misalignment with the environment, then dissatisfaction will result. The mood of a leader attributes …

You’re Promoted to Manager – Now Act Like It

You have been working at your present job and find that your hard work and dedication has been rewarded to a management position.  Do you know what to do? Do you feel like a leader?  In addition to using the knowledge, skills and abilities that led to the promotion but you need to act like …

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