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L2L Infographic: Emotional Intelligence and Your Career

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Emotional intelligence helps us manage stress, it is vital for enhanced co-operation and teamwork, and it helps us to learn in relationships. Studies have found that 67% of all competencies deemed essential for high performance are related to emotional intelligence. Leaders who score higher in emotional intelligence are more likely to be highly profitable in business. Infographic […].

On Leadership, Career Development and Getting Out of the Box

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I love to hear career success stories. The post On Leadership, Career Development and Getting Out of the Box appeared first on Linked 2 Leadership. Organizational Health Professional Development Servant Leadership Career Path Coaching leadership leadingbyserving Mentorship Talent ManagementThe kind of story where someone worked hard, beat the odds, and became a corporate giant. I believe that these success stories of […].

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On Leadership, Humility and Excellent Communication Skills

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Additionally he trained them in coursework that helped them prepare for a long professional career that included interpersonal skills. […]. A college professor of communication was once asked by the students why the skills that they teach in the college were so important. This professor taught the interpersonal skills that were related to the daily life of college students.

Leading Through Fear

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Facing Your Fear It may be a fear of the ‘Great Recession,’ a fear that your position or career is in jeopardy, a fear that you personal life is suffering or the fear that you may have chosen the wrong profession. It happens even to the best and most experienced leader – fear. The fear […]. Emotional Intelligence Leadership Development Personal Growth Professional Growth fear Leadership personal growth

Communication Breakdown: Are You Resonating With Your Audience?

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Over the course of my career many leaders have lamented this: “Little I say seems to be resonating!?!?” Although this can be very frustrating, it certainly does not mean that you should just stop communicating (as I’ve also heard…) Knowing Your Audience Problem: Most likely, the failure to communicate effectively an indicator that you need to take […].

Women in the Workforce: Who’s Dropping Out and Why

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He didn’t leave for another high-profile position to advance his career; nor did he leave for a struggling non-profit needing his skills; nor did he leave for reasons of health, […]. Max Schireson, CEO of Mongo DB caused quite a stir this summer. But not for the reasons one might expect of a Silicon Valley executive.

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Part 3: Leaders, Turn Your Informed and Engaged Employees Into Advocates

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Advocates are driven and career-oriented, and they place a high value on their personal brands. Leading a team of informed and engaged employees is extremely rewarding.

Mentoring in the Workplace: Spreading the Knowledge

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We often hear about the need for gaining and sharing organizational knowledge to further our careers, reach our goals (and create new ones), and make connections in various industries. One of the best ways to share knowledge is also a vital part of the leadership toolkit – mentoring. Mentoring in the Workplace Mentoring is an […].

Managing Up by Speaking Up

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Managing your job and career can be difficult at times. And one of the biggest difficulties for many is managing one element that is often found to be the linchpin in one’s career: the boss. Many people disconnect from this element because of fear, perceived backlash, or they just were never told to do this. […].

Leadership Gratitude: Stop and Smell the Roses!

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Authentic Leadership Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Leadership Lessons Learned Organizational Health Professional Development business coaching career dissatisfaction excellence coachingWhen I was only 16 years old, I learned an interesting lesson that was profound. And the memory of it has stuck with me to this day. Going Down Memory Lane My mother, a hardworking businesswoman managing her successful company, arrived home one day very upset.

Professional Growth: Building Relationships, Not Just Connections

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No matter at what point you are in your career, moving up the ladder, or even just trying to get into a new career, success is determined by how skilled you are at building relationships, and not just building connections. It is very easy these days to build a lot of connections, friends, fans, and […]. Coaching Corner EntrepreLeadership Professional Development Dean Howell GeoSpatial Connect Job Seeker Coaching

On Leadership, Career Transitions and Your Future

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Leadership Lessons Learned Leading Change career advice Career Transitions Leadership Management personal brandingLearning about a new skill or business can happen with just a click of your mouse. This is important for leaders to completely understand if they want to continue to be in a position of influence. The Information Age The Information Age has allowed anyone with Internet access and a computer to research an industry, [.].

Your Leadership Quotient

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During my 40-year career as a senior manager in the general insurance industry in Canada, I was often confronted and confounded by the word, TEAMWORK. Almost every leader I met talked about wanting better teamwork or bragging about how great the teamwork in their area of influence already was. Ideal Teamwork Regardless of the confidence, [.]. Authentic Leadership Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Servant Leadership Team Building Leadership leadership Management

Hey Leaders: Knowledge is Power, So Cultivate It

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As leaders/managers, we have all been in situations where a stellar employee for personal or professional reasons, moves on to a better or different opportunity in his/her career. Gone are the days where an employee starts working in an organization immediately after high school or college and stays in that same workplace until retirement. Knowledge [.]. Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Leading & Developing Other Leaders Servant Leadership business leadership Management motivation

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Changing Corporate Culture To Enable Women’s Success

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If you haven’t been living under a rock, you’ve been hearing the recent debate about barriers to women’s career success. Debating Two Paths This debate is personified by Anne-Marie Slaughter in one corner, arguing that organizations force women to choose between life balance and career success, and Sheryl Sandberg in the other corner, countering that [.].

On Leadership, Delegation and Whack-a-Mole

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Many leaders make it to high levels in their careers and within organizations without ever mastering this skill. Delegating is a difficult skill to master. And this can be a big problem! Someone recently asked “Why are some executives so poor at delegating?“ “ On Delegation and Details We expect that executives should know how to effectively delegate [.].

4 Secrets For A Strong Mind « Linked 2 Leadership

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Dedication In the deepest part of me I knew that I would make the FBI my career.

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On Leadership and The Crisis Moment of a Decision

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Leading in the Moment I have been an interim leader twice in my career, and so I fully appreciate the transient-feel of the role. Recently I became acquainted with a leader serving an interim position. Interim” positions are always difficult, both for the organization as well as the person filling the temporary role. By definition, […].

Leaders: How to Get Your Next Job

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In my career as a Leadership/OD practitioner, I have had the great luck of making some great hires. Organizational Health Professional Development Team Building Leadership business careers success leadership ManagementI have also had the not-so-great luck of making some not-so-great hires. Along the way, however, I have found that having an open position can drive some of us to drink. Whine & Wine Right now for a recruiter [.].

Bullying: Something That Leaders Cannot Afford to Ignore

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This brought back not-so-great memories of having worked with a bully myself very early on in my career. Not long ago, I attended a great presentation by conflict consultant Kathleen Bartle about workplace bullying. And let me tell you, bullying is something serious and really impacts the victims. Looking at the Facts Let’s have a look at the [.].

Hey Leader: Whose Expectations Are You Trying to Meet?

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The following question was posed to me early in my management career and is one that has provided deep insight up until this day: “Whose expectations are you trying to meet?” Sometimes, a question can strike you with such clarity that it remains with you for life. The Super Syndrome After another exhausting week, I attended [.].

Managing Change: Out of Sight, But Not Out of Mind

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Throughout my career as a C-level executive, management troubleshooter, and organization consultant, I have been around the change/transformation process a number of times. For me, some of these “change programs” have been more successful and enjoyable than others. Observations on Change To provide some valuable experiences to you in an effort to help you learn and [.].

Leadership Competencies: Creating Your Word Cloud

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Do you find you are becoming an expert of many things outside of your primary career? Make your own leadership competency cloud. What is your “Leadership Competencies Word Cloud?” ” Most readers are now scratching their collective heads as they are wondering what I am writing about in this article. To understand where I am going [.]. Coaching Corner Leading & Developing Other Leaders coaching word cloud leadership competencies

4 Simple Ways Leaders Can Follow Their True North

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We plan careers, retirement nest eggs, and vacations, but we do not plan our life. Most of us are passive spectators in our life. As a result, we don’t live our life on purpose. Life Balance Professional Development Values-Based Leadership empower empowered empowerment goals Inspiration life plan True North

Leaders: Generation “Y” Is Getting A Bum Rap

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I am a man in his fifties who spent the majority of his career as a manager of people. During that time I have managed Boomers, Generation “X”, Generation “Y” and even a few Traditionals. Traditionals are people now in their late sixties to early nineties. Of all the age or generation groups I had the [.]. Future Leadership Issues Leadership Lessons Learned Servant Leadership Baby boomer

Communication Breakdown: Are You Thinking About Your Audience?

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Over the course of my career many leaders have lamented this: “Little I say seems to be resonating!?!?” Although this can be very frustrating, it certainly does not mean that you should just stop communicating (as I’ve also heard…) Knowing Your Audience Problem: Most likely, the failure to communicate effectively an indicator that you need to take [.].

Best Practices For Being a Leader in Business

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If you got into business as a career, chances are that you have already figured that out. Truly succeeding in business takes a lot of time, patience, and hard work. There are some qualities that almost all successful business people possesses. One of the most common attributes among successful business people is that they all know how […].

6 Leadership Lessons from Rudolph « Linked 2 Leadership

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A good leader will help that person reach their career goal, rather than forcing them to be in a role they are clearly not a fit for.

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Timeless Leadership Wisdom From “The Lens Grinder”

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” My Old Sage He is a true Big L Leader and spiritual teacher who helps guide my career and life through hours of coaching, reflection, [.]. One of the great influences in my life has been my long-term relationship with an old sage that I met quite by accident. I know him as the “Lens Grinder.”

On Leadership, Sales and Performance Reviews

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And early in my career I learned that for those in the sales profession, performance management and succession planning are unapologetically transparent. I have been a sales professional for more than 21 years. You either make your quota… or you don’t! On Sinking or Swimming If you exceed expectations with your quota, you’re rewarded with accolades and [.].

Leading a Career Change

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Is this really how you envisaged your career? Servant Leadership Career Change Career Planning Life Strategy Louise Wightman Approach The Coach Glasgow Professional Life Scotland UK We all have days when we wake and think, ‘I can’t face going to work today!’ You get up, see to the kids, your spouse, the dog, etc… Then its travel into work through traffic and show up to work only to go through the motions. Get [.].

New Leader on the Block: So What’s Next?

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Coaching Corner Future Leadership Issues career advice first-time management ManagementCongratulations! You have just been promoted to “manager.” So now what? Here You Go… You earned that promotion because you have the most experience on your team, you’re a super worker, and you get along great with your colleagues. The new job title, the nice salary bump, and the fact that you have more authority [.].

The Unwritten Rules of Career Success

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In doing research for the workshop, I came across a survey entitled Unwritten Rules: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt Your Career. Coaching Corner Leadership Assessments Leadership Lessons Learned Professional Development Servant Leadership career criticism Feedback mentoring rules Success workLast week I taught a half a dozen workshops for one of my clients on how to succeed at work.

Article of Faith: My Seemingly Schizophrenic God

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12Stone Church – “In The Beginning” with Pastor Kevin Meyers This year I embarked on probably the biggest personal development project of my career – reading through the whole Bible in a year.

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How to Align Your Job With Your True Nature

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I talk to lots of people who are really dissatisfied with their careers. It seems the numbers of unhappy workers have gone up lately—and I can understand why. A recent Harvard Business School survey indicates that we have a 23-year low in job satisfaction and 84% of Americans say they want a new job. Odds [.]. Leadership Lessons Learned Leading & Developing Other Leaders Life Balance Servant Leadership authentic leadership Authenticity desires job satisfaction longings true nature

On Leadership, Marketing and Influence

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I have worked for marketing companies most of my career—two powerhouses, one startup. “Leadership is influence. Nothing more, nothing less.&# ~John C. Maxwell. We all have the potential to influence people every day.

On Leadership, Optimism and The Killer Of Dreams

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Do I believe that I will be successful in my career? Do I believe that I am, or can be as good in my chosen career as everyone else I know?

Leadership Strengths vs. Weaknesses: The Silly Debate « Linked 2.

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His ethical wrong-doing was the poison-tipped dagger that brought his career at HP to an ignominious end.

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Katie Couric’s Evolution to Leadership

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In fact, all self-preserving professionals have done it: go along to get along, specifically when there’s an enormous ego-driven pink elephant in the room who at the time may have the power to impact your career if you upset it.

Leading Through Fear « Linked 2 Leadership

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It may be a fear of the ‘Great Recession,’ a fear that your position or career is in jeopardy, a fear that you personal life is suffering or the fear that you may have chosen the wrong profession.