THE 5 CONCEPTS OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE One very important character requirement in leaders is Emotional Intelligence. In simple terms, EI is your ability to understand your emotions and those of others. It reflects your ability to manage your emotions and your ability to connect with people. For instance, a person may be highly qualified and well-experienced for a particular job profile, but if he / she is not able to emotionally connect with people and situations, then it is highly unlikely that he / she would be a successful leader. In other words, for individuals to become effective leaders, they will need a high level of emotional intelligence. Why is it important? Since 1990s, a lot o

Why Using Briggs Myers in Hiring is (Usually) a Terrible Idea

Why Using Briggs Myers in Hiring is (Usually) a Terrible Idea by Molly Owens | Mar 31, 2015 When I worked as a consultant using the MBTI®1, there was one type of call I dreaded: the calls from firms who wanted to start using the assessment in their hiring process. They’d heard about the MBTI® and its popularity in organizations. Maybe they’d even assessed some of their existing employees, with inspiring results. Now, how great would it be if they could use it to weed out all the undesirable candidates in their hiring pool? Hiring is a time-consuming and often overwhelming process, and we’d all love a quick fix to separate the wheat from the chaff. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a simple,


4 IMPORTANT KNOW THYSELF’S OF TRIPLE E LEADERS Surviving and thriving in the years ahead will require "triple-e" leaders and organizations: leaders and organizations that are simultaneously effective, ethical and engaging; none of these is possible without being clear about who we are. Much of the latest economic collapse seems due to financial institutions that operated more like casinos than banks and investment firms. Many ethical and legal transgressions are functions of leaders and organizations that never really define their values or seem to forget what they are; sometimes leaders succumb to "shadow" aspects of their personalities that they are unaware of and organizations fall prey t


5 CRITICAL STEPS TO ACHIEVE RESULTS It's so easy to go off chasing rabbits, doing things that seem urgent but really aren't that important to our long run success. Time management is important to all of us, but especially to leaders. If you are leading other people, you must set a good example by managing your own time well, respect their time by using it efficiently, and help your followers with their own time management skills. After all, without good time management, the important things will not get done in a timely fashion. How can you develop good time management skills? There are several 5 steps to managing your time well. I'll list them here and examine each one briefly below. Settin


WHY IS ACCOUNTABILITY SO HARD? Everyone has a boss," from the President of the United States, to the assembly line worker in a factory. Leadership and accountability go hand-in-hand, you can't have one without the other, in fact, leadership without accountability is akin to a dictatorship; accountability without leadership is extremely frustrating at best or an exercise in futility at worst. Accountability is like an invisible constraint placed around a leader's ability to operate and control. One definition of accountability is to be subjected to the obligation to report, explain or justify something or to be responsible for some action or purpose. Thus, accountability equals responsibility

Are you an Effective Communicator?

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS At the heart of every organizations leadership is communication. When this area is lacking or inconsistent, there is a danger that employees will grow confused, feel misdirected and demotivated to improve themselves and the organization as a whole. A leader's communication skill is essential to effective leadership because without this, it's like taking a walk on your own. With that, leaders need to be conscious of how and what they communicate to their team. Assuming a skilled leader will have, or be trained to develop these elements of communication, the required communication coming from a successful leader; one who will gain the trust and required contribution of

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