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Emotional Intelligence: Everything you always wanted to know about EQ

Leaders, We all have different personalities, different wants and needs, and different ways of showing our emotions. Navigating through this all takes awareness, tact and cleverness – especially as we want to succeed in our lives. This is where emotional intelligence becomes important. We probably all know people who are masters at managing their emotions. [...]

By |2019-03-01T17:25:01+02:00February 1st, 2019|Leadership Excellence|0 Comments

Creating a culture of confidence

Leaders, What do you consider the biggest threat to your organization to be? Wrestling with declining revenues? Struggling with intense global competition? Or battling against disruptive new technologies? How about fear? Fear has been spreading throughout organizations – negatively impacting morale, productivity, and the bottom-line. Living in fear is destructive for a team, and kills [...]

How comfortable are you in your discomfort zone?

Leaders, What would you do if there was no fear? Are you setting the stage for progress and confidence? Or are you playing it safe and waiting for the storm to pass? How present and ambitious are your goals? What is the risk of staying in your comfort zone? Are you focused on excellence? Do [...]

Trust: Gain Motivation and Lose Anxiety

Trust is fundamental to all relationships.  Without it, the foundation of collaboration  is quicksand.  Here are some examples where trust plays a familiar role, and other illustrations where the challenge is murky. A surgeon I know has an explosive temper.  It gets him into a lot of trouble – in his office, in the operating [...]

By |2018-09-09T19:56:25+02:00September 9th, 2018|Change Management, Leadership Excellence|0 Comments

A culture of trust needs transparency

Leaders, Everyone wants to be part of a workplace culture that puts a premium on delivering the real truth. Lies and secrets break trust, while honesty and transparency build trust. If trust somehow exists without transparency, this so-called trust is nothing more than an illusion because it is based on what is not real. Transparency is an essential ingredient [...]

New work needs empowerment

Leaders, Do you need to control everything in your business? Are your people excessively reliant on you asking your permission for every tiny detail? How do you empower your people? Do you give them credit consistently? Leadership of today is quite different from that of Caesar, Plato, the Wilhelminian time, or the post-war period. Today's [...]

By |2018-02-18T19:13:57+02:00February 18th, 2018|Leadership Excellence|0 Comments

The Dark Triad or the fifty shades of gray in leadership

Leaders, How dark is your personality? Are you a manipulative person?  Can you switch off your empathy? Are you completely obsessed with yourself? If your answer is yes, you might want to pay attention to your dark side. “Dark” leaders may be toxic but still be as effective as pro-social, self-controlled, and “good” leaders. Let’s [...]

By |2018-04-04T16:15:18+02:00January 7th, 2018|Leadership Excellence, Resilience|0 Comments