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You prefer to have some independent time to process information, while your colleague would rather jump right in and spitball some ideas on the spot. 

Your boss’ desk is so organized that it looks like it belongs in an office supply catalog,...


 

Professor Carol Dweck is known for her many years of research on what she calls a mindset versus a fixed mindset.

In fact, in his latest book, Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone, CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadell...

February 21, 2020

Jacob M. Engel

Author and CEO of The Prosperous Leader. I help CEOs and their organizations prosper.

One of my first lessons in negotiation happened when our company was informed by our local branch manager that they had decided to exit the banking business, and we would...

February 4, 2020

In his best-selling book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey states that most effective communicators are great listeners.

Often, we listen with the intent to reply, when we should really listen with the intent to understand.

The most effective listen...

January 20, 2020

Self-awareness seems to have become the latest management buzzword — and for good reason. Research suggests that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident and more creative. We make sounder decisions, build stronger relationships, and communicate more effect...

There is a famous adage that says, "Say what you mean, mean what you say, but don't say it mean." Being an effective communicator is listed as one of the top skills in almost every job description, and it's very high on rating your emotional intelligence score.

When I p...

You could hire someone for their résumé. You could hire them for their Ivy League degree. You could hire them for what they know, or who they know. But there’s one trait, one soft skill that trumps all of that: emotional intelligence.

In the interview, listen to how the...

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Jacob M. Engel

Author and CEO of The Prosperous Leader. I help CEOs and their organizations prosper.

Professor Martin Seligman is known as the father of positive psychology. In his popular TED Talk, he argues that most psychologists are fixated on f...

December 23, 2019

Jacob M. Engel

Author and CEO of The Prosperous Leader. I help CEOs and their organizations prosper.

It's an age-old argument: Are we who we are because of nature or nurture? Are we born with inborn tendencies, or are we born “tabula rasa” (with a clean slate)? Is our IQ...

December 19, 2019

We know from research (and common sense) that people who understand and manage their own and others’ emotions make better leaders. They are able to deal with stress, overcome obstacles, and inspire others to work toward collective goals. They manage conflict with less...

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