5 Reason Introverts are the Best Leaders
5 Reason Introverts are the Best Leaders It may seem counterintuitive to suggest that introverts – those people who live inside their own heads and aren’t their happiest around large crowds – could make effective leaders. But a look at some famous introverted leaders like Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Albert Einstein, and Abraham Lincoln quickly dispels the myth that one cannot be both introverted and a great leader. In fact the truly great leaders that are also introverts wil
WHY LISTENING MIGHT BE THE MOST IMPORTANT SKILL TO HIRE FOR!!!
WHY LISTENING MIGHT BE THE MOST IMPORTANT SKILL TO HIRE FOR YOU CAN TEACH HARD SKILLS, BUT EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND ACTIVE LISTENING? THESE ARE THE SKILLS THAT REALLY MATTER WHEN LOOKING FOR A JOB. BY AVINOAM NOWOGRODSKI Interviewing is full of uncertainty. What set of skills are really the most important? What does it take to rise above the rest? The answer: "Soft skills." Soft skills are what enables someone to get along with other people. From technology companies to law
Six Habits Of Confident People
http://www.fastcompany.com/3042665/how-to-be-a-success-at-everything/six-habits-of-confident-people SIX HABITS OF CONFIDENT PEOPLE FEARLESS CHILDREN OFTEN TURN INTO INSECURE ADULTS. HOW DO PEOPLE MANAGE TO STAY CONFIDENT IN THE FACE OF FAILURE? BY STEPHANIE VOZZA When my son was 4, he wore a superhero cape. All of the time. I vividly remember a trip to Home Depot when he had dressed himself in shorts and a shirt, cowboy boots, swim goggles, gardening gloves, and the cape. Eve
The 10 Commandments of Leadership
The 10 Commandments of Leadership: Becoming a great leader comes down to remembering and following these 10 simple rules. A group of archeologists digging through ancient corporate archives recently uncovered two mysterious tablets (aka "wall plaques") engraved with the following laws: I. Thou shalt remain optimistic. Since thy employees look to thee for leadership, thou must not let thy worries and concerns cast a black cloud over everyone else, for that way lies certain fai
WHAT THE HOTTEST WORD OF THE YEAR MEANS FOR YOUR BUSINESS?
WHAT THE HOTTEST WORD OF THE YEAR MEANS FOR YOUR BUSINESS IS IT JUST A BUZZWORD, OR IS WORKPLACE CULTURE AWARENESS A PHENOMENON DESERVING OF OUR CONSIDERATION? BY MICHAEL LEE STALLARD Last month Merriam-Webster announced that "culture" is the 2014 word of the year based on increased year-over-year look-up activity on its website, which averages around 100 million page views each month. Why are so many people searching the definition of the word "culture?" Don’t we know what t
Are you an effective communicator?
A leader who hasn’t grasped the basics of effective communication is like a pilot who hasn’t quite grasped the basics of takeoff and landing. Being able to communicate effectively with those you intend to lead, as well as with your fellow leaders is paramount to your success. But makes for effective communication? Is it something you’re born with, or is it a learned skill? I’m here to tell you that you can learn how to become a more effective communicator. Here are five skill
HOW ONE SIMPLE CHANGE CAN MAKE YOU A BETTER LISTENER
HOW ONE SIMPLE CHANGE CAN MAKE YOU A BETTER LISTENER IT SOUNDS EASY, BUT IT'S SURPRISINGLY HARD FOR MOST OF US: TO BECOME A BETTER LISTENER, STOP FOCUSING ON WHAT YOU’LL SAY NEXT. BY ART MARKMAN Next time you’re at a meeting when you are not a central participant, take a couple of minutes and watch some of the other people at the table. Most of them won’t even look like they are listening carefully. Some are fidgeting in their seats. Some are checking their email under the ta
How important is company culture and why
Your company culture is unique to your business and it’s, in fact, what defines it most adequately. Your products and services might be duplicated, your techniques might be borrowed but what remains a distinctive feature of your company throughout the years is its personality – its “culture”. In short, your company culture defines how your organization will interact with each other, and how your teams will communicate with the outside world. This also includes your partners,
Emotional intelligence and leadership
Emotional intelligence and leadership What makes one a successful leader? Is it their sense of control over the situation and their own moods? Is it the respect that their team has or perhaps their communication skills? Is it the ability to make careful decisions and find the best solution to every problem? The answer is all of them, as these qualities are part of a broader trait, known as emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is namely the ability to understand and
Delegation and Teamwork: Keys to Organizational Health
Insight: The way to maximize personal and organizational health is through delegation and teamwork, not by trying to do everything yourself. Is the old saying, “If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself” really true? Not if you aspire to a healthy, prosperous organization. The fact is that you simply can’t maximize effectiveness by trying to do everything yourself. To the contrary: that tactic will leave you feeling stressed and burned out. Prosperous leade