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Countering Egotistic Leadership:
Taking Ground Back

Egotistic leadership can be countered. But it takes a deliberate effort on the part of leaders to refocus and see things from a wider view. Trained coaches are an excellent resource to guide leaders to a helpful perspective. In some cases, a leader can only make progress on becoming less egotistical through working with an experienced […]
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Leading with Trust: 5 Skills to Master

I’ve been thinking a lot about leading with trust, how important it is to leadership, and how it’s probably the one factor you can’t ignore if you want to improve as an effective leader. Trust isn’t something you can just leave to fate, assuming because you’re a trustworthy person, it will naturally show up. Anyone […]
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Leadership Presence: Make an Emotional Impact

If you’re thinking about how you can improve your leadership presence (including how well you’re perceived as a candidate for promotion), pay attention to your next presentation. You may need more than a good speech. You’ll need to make an emotional impact through voice and body language. It’s nothing new: the most important factor in […]
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To Make Better Decisions, Check Yourself

It’s becoming clear that our mood and physical state affect the kinds of decisions we make more than we think. For example, a hungry judge hands out more severe sentences. If you want to make better decisions, you need to make sure you’re not hungry, angry or tired. Think about the last time someone at […]
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Leadership Psychology Skill #3: Manage Emotions

Each of us is an emotional being. For decades, business experts discouraged emotional expressions at work. These days, we know it’s impossible—and actually detrimental—to ignore or suppress them. Instead, we learn to manage emotions. “In successful and emotionally balanced companies, the people working in them discuss things, no matter how bad things have gotten. They […]
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Emotional Hijacks at Work: Beware the Tiger

Most of the books I read about the brain and emotional intelligence talk about an emotional or amygdala hijacking, which is what you see when the boss loses it and goes on a rant. It’s not pretty, and almost always makes the hijacker look pretty stupid. The amygdala is the brain’s radar for threat. It […]
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The Case for Emotional Intelligence in Leaders

Should we be concerned about how a leader’s emotional intelligence shows up (or not)? After reading the Steve Job biography, I’ve become curious about the impact of a leader’s style on business results. I’ve been hearing about EI/EQ for a long time, and my assessment partner has a set of EQ instruments that I’ve investigated. […]
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In Search of High Emotional Intelligence in CEOs

Who’s on your list of emotionally intelligent CEO’s, and more importantly, why do you put them on the list? I recently asked the first part of the question over on LinkedIn Questions, and got some really good responses. However, they were just names. I am curious why you choose the CEOs. What is it about […]
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Top CEOs for Emotional Intelligence: Who’s on Your List?

Who’s on your list of top CEOs and leaders when it comes to emotional intelligence? An interesting article by Chip Conley on the Huffington Post names the following 10 leaders based on their emotional savvy and explains why: 1. Jeff Bezos (Amazon.com): With his quirky laugh and self-deprecating style, Bezos doesn’t sound like a Fortune […]
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Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Results

In pondering the issues of leadership and Steve Jobs, the subject of emotional intelligence comes up. Is passion and creativity enough to lead a company to lasting success? Is “genius” enough when it comes to leadership? Perhaps a better question is to ask, “Why do we follow/work for egocentric, immature and emotionally disconnected people?” Other […]
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