7 Things That Drive Your Core Strengths and Make You Unique

Lead Change Blog

Your Markets – you are capable of running in many venues, but what is that niche where your effectiveness peaks? Some call this your tribe – that place where you exert the greatest influence. What are 3 of those markets – those niches that are a great fit?

Is Your Emotional Intelligence Authentic, or Self-Serving?

Harvard Business Review

It’s possible to fake emotional intelligence. Similar to knockoffs of luxury watches or handbags, there are emotions and actions that look like the real thing but really aren’t. With the best of intentions, I’ve seen smart leaders charge into sensitive interactions armed with what they believed was a combination of deep empathy, attuned listening, and self-awareness but was, in fact, a way to serve their own emotional needs. Emotional Intelligence.

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The Rise of AI Makes Emotional Intelligence More Important

Harvard Business Review

The booming growth of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), like most transformational technologies, is both exciting and scary. It’s long been known that AI and automation/robotics will change markets and workforces. Jobs like teacher, doctor, financial advisor, stockbroker, marketer, and business consultant. Recognize your strengths and weaknesses when it comes to emotional intelligence. Invest in developing your emotional intelligence.

Ignore Emotional Intelligence at Your Own Risk

Harvard Business Review

Two academic heavyweights face off on a topic that every student of leadership and HR cares — or at least hears — a lot about: emotional intelligence. My conclusion about emotional intelligence based on this experience? I analyzed the correlation of three main candidate variables (experience, IQ, and emotional intelligence) with the person’s performance once on the job and was amazed with the results. Call it Grant vs. Goleman.

Don’t Let the Pebbles Cover the Rocks

Great Leadership By Dan

And, often changes are taking place externally in the market that are missed providing competitors with the advantage in the long run. delegation, time management, and emotional intelligence (the ability to be calm and not over react).

Leadership Essentials for the Matrix Environment

Great Leadership By Dan

To adapt to fast-changing market conditions and to respond to complex customer challenges in today’s competitive landscape, companies must innovate. Only 20 percent were found to have a strong sense of influence.

Leadership Benefits: Self-Awareness and ROI


In reality however, the evidence continues to demonstrate that leaders overstate their value and influence. There are also points such as decision making beliefs and biases that influence our position on many topics. As anyone who has been involved in business cases can testify, investments in ‘tangibles’ e.g. IT infrastructure, marketing spend etc. Leadership Leadership Development Self-Awareness Emotional Intelligence Employee Engagement Employment Steve Riddle

To Win People Over, Speak to Their Wants and Needs

Harvard Business Review

But it’s essential to exercising influence. You need influence to succeed. They created a list of the key moments in these three experiences and then developed the most important, and most emotionally charged, ones into fuller narratives.

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Organizational Design and Social Networks


Social networks thrive on the social ingenuity and influence of the individual people in the network. Intuitive 21st Century organizational designs will allow this inevitable influence to happen and reward those who thrive on it, not punish them.

Advice and Credibility Go Hand-in-Hand for Managers

Harvard Business Review

The head of a business unit — we’ll call him Cal — was weighing three finalists for the open position of marketing VP, who would also report through a dotted line to the corporate CMO. Influence Emotional intelligence Communication

Talent Search in a Digital Age

N2Growth Blog

I was surprised and a little bit dissappointed, because my goal was to study how online networking platforms influence talent search activities. They are important, but the real value is in soft skills such as a sense of purpose or emotional intelligence.

The Family Dynamics We Grew Up with Shape How We Work

Harvard Business Review

Or the emotionally distant father who never praised you? But I’ve found another influence, equally deep-seated, that affects how they deal with others in the C-suite: their earliest interactions with family members and friends. Were emotions encouraged or repressed?

Research: Missing Product Information Doesn’t Bother Consumers as Much as It Should

Harvard Business Review

Theoretically, marketers could take advantage of this information glut to withhold facts and figures they’d prefer we didn’t see. But how do consumers react when marketers withhold information that would be relevant to their decisions? We suspected that consumers would be deaf to marketers’ silence. information that is withheld by marketers). The market will take care of that.” Emotional intelligence Customers Marketing Digital Article

Consuming Negative News Can Make You Less Effective at Work

Harvard Business Review

Just a few minutes spent consuming negative news in the morning can affect the entire emotional trajectory of your day. We believe that negative news influences how we approach our work and the challenges we encounter at the office because it shows us a picture of life in which our behavior does not matter. We see the market dropping 500 points or ISIS poised to attack, and we feel powerless to change those outcomes. Stress Psychology Emotional intelligence Article

Listening is the Most Important skill a Leader can have.

Brigette Hyacinth

You can’t display empathy or emotional intelligence if you do not listen. The quality of our listening determines the quality of our influence. Companies that remain strong in this competitive market, understand the need to embrace change and continuous improvement.

How We Can All Contemplate The Future Of The Workplace

Chart Your Course

Throughout my 30 years in the human behavioral assessment industry, I’ve spent countless hours researching soft skills and behavioral styles, motivators, and emotional intelligence—some of the things that makes individuals unique.

Leadership & Emotional Control | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

FACT : Leaders who lack emotional control won’t remain in a position of leadership for long. There has been no shortage of information published on the topic of Emotional IQ or what’s referred to as EQ in recent years. link] George Phillip Emotional control and Leadership?

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Recommendations For Your Business Books Summer Reading List

Eric Jacobson

Marketing Leaders Management Leadership Books Leadership Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership SkillsThis Memorial Day, as you select the books you plan to read for pleasure this summer, how about adding to the list at least one business book.

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Social Networking and Organizational Design


Social networks thrive on the social ingenuity and influence of the individual people in the network. Intuitive 21st Century organizational designs will allow this inevitable influence to happen and reward those who thrive on it, not punish them. 2) The organization uses internal prices, markets, and marketlike devices to coordinate the complexity of multiple teams. (3) Organizations, like marketers, are confronting the reality of the power of social connections.

Seven Highly Desirable Characteristics of An Employable College Graduate

Strategy Driven

Writing, speaking, negotiating, tweeting, or marketing requires excellent communication skills and is a tremendous asset to any company. Be prepared for first search and make sure your digital tattoo is reflective of your character, intelligence, and aspirations. Whom do you influence?

How to Compete Like the World’s Most Innovative Leaders

Skip Prichard

How exactly are potential supporters influenced by these factors? Those who had to navigate their way through large firms seemed to excel at emotional intelligence—the ability to read others’ emotions and respond appropriately. Innovation Capital.

Leadership – No Talent Required | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Loyalty is a missing ingredient in job market of both the secular and sacred. And crucially listening to others using eyes, ears, body, emotions and thinking.

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The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week

Sales Wolf Blog

 He is struggling to understand why it is that HR is not considered a core function of a an organization like sales, marketing, or operations when it is afforded the opportunity to "direct, deliver, and develop" the employee talent necessary for the company to achieve its goals.

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19 Key Leadership Competencies & Behaviors from 29 Top Experts

Miles Anthony Smith

Even if you are working in a difficult culture, do what you can to make an impact in your sphere of influence. It will attract more A players willing to follow you and your influence will grow.

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Best Leadership Books To Read In 2015

Eric Jacobson

As you think about what business books you want to read next year, how about adding to the list at least one book from the list below. Perhaps a book that will help you improve your leadership skills.

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Intellect…an Asset or Liability? | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Observing intelligent people lecture, spin, posture, position, cajole, argue, rationalize, or justify their beliefs in order to “get the win&# is often times entertaining, but it can also be exceedingly frustrating.

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Healthy Habits Of Successful Leaders – An Expert Roundup

Joseph Lalonde

Even if it’s walking to the local market for lunch, or parking further away in a parking lot. 3) Mental – My role as host of The Ziglar Show requires me to study the messages of today’s top world influencers, and it’s a dramatic gift. John Jantsch of Duct Tape Marketing.

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“It's cold in here” and Other Fighting Words | Guy Harris: The.

The Recovering Engineer

Here are some examples of perceptions stated as facts: “It’s cold (or hot) in here.&# “The iPod (or some other brand) is the best mp3 player on the market.&# “Ford (Chevy,Honda, etc) is the best car maker.&# “Avatar (The Hurt Locker, The Blind Side, etc.)

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Effective Communication Skills: You Don't Know Until You Ask | Guy.

The Recovering Engineer

At the time, I was trying not to overhear Mary, but her emotional investment and volume were too high to ignore. Reply Generate Huge Profits With Social Media Marketing says: March 27, 2010 at 9:47 pm [.]

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Using Detours To Get Where You Want to Go

The Recovering Engineer

It could be a business direction decision – what product to launch ( or cancel), how to offer a service, or what market to enter ( or leave).

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What Leadership Book Will Be On Your 2014 Reading List?

Eric Jacobson

As you think about what business books you want to read next year, how about adding to the list at least one book from the list below. Perhaps a book that will help you improve your leadership skills.

Introducing 100 Coaches: Pay It Forward Champions

Marshall Goldsmith

Deepa Prahalad – Focused on design and emerging markets. Telisa Yancy – Chief Marketing Officer at American Family Insurance. Praveen Kopalle – Associate Dean MBA Program, Signal Companies’ Professor of Management and Marketing at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

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Did You Read Any Of These Leadership Books This Summer?

Eric Jacobson

At the start of the summer season I posted the article below. Now that most of summer has gone by, what books did you read? Any great ones that aren't on the list below?

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It's About What Matters


You’ll grow personally and professionally, and through that growth, get better at influencing others. When this happens they aren’t motivated to update their headshots, create video marketing or present themselves as speakers.

DISC Model FAQ's: Can Four Styles Really Describe Everyone? | Guy.

The Recovering Engineer

I just want to use the study results to get an emotional hook that allows me to “get&# what she is saying in a different way than I would “get&# it if I had no way to reframe what I was hearing and seeing.

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The Attributes of an Effective Global Leader

Harvard Business Review

“In today’s world, success for any leader is about being a good influencer,” says Nayak, who has since been promoted to CEO of Sodexo’s Corporate Services Asia-Pacific. According to a recent CTI study, global leaders must master a pivot to project credibility, demonstrating authority in a form familiar to senior executives in the West (the vertical pivot) while prioritizing emotional intelligence with stakeholders in local global markets (the horizontal pivot).

6 Signature Traits of Inclusive Leadership - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DELOITTE DIGITAL

Harvard Business Review

From our perspective, there are four mega trends that are currently reshaping our world and influencing business priorities. The first is diversity of markets. The demand is shifting to emerging markets. While there are core aspects of leadership, such as setting direction and influences others, are timeless, we believe there are six traits that are becoming more and more important to drive an inclusive mindset and inclusive behaviors in this rapidly changing world.

The Fundamentals of Leadership Still Haven’t Changed

Harvard Business Review

What, she asked us, did the newest thinking about leadership development say they needed to learn to lead multiple functions, or influence whole segments of the organization, particularly in the rapidly changing world of healthcare? Gary S Chapman/Getty Images.

Evaluate Your Leadership Development Program

Harvard Business Review

Whether your organization is planning a merger, entering new global markets, ramping up sales operations, or creating a flatter corporate structure, it’s important to first think about what skills are needed to successfully execute the initiative.

Why Management Ideas Matter

Harvard Business Review

Ideas like Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligence Theory laid the foundations for notions such as empowerment and emotional intelligence , which have since become as familiar to us as the air we breathe. Or consider the influence of Clayton Christensen, who tops the new ranking. Christensen's influence on the business world has been profound. In The Innovator's Dilemma , he looked at why companies struggle to deal with radical innovation in their markets.

Five Must-Reads for Tackling Complex Problems

Harvard Business Review

It includes stock markets, economic cycles, wars, company fortunes, and career paths. Senge shows how the complex aspects of the world and our lives are much more productively described as systems than as linear cause-and-effect relationships — better as multiple causal factors that influence each other through intricate feedback loops that generate behaviors that are not straightforward. Emotional Intelligence , by Daniel Goleman. What is a must-read book ?

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The Trend that is Changing Sales

Harvard Business Review

The top sales challenge in the Build stage is creating sufficient sales coverage to push the product into the market. These challenges directly influence the sales organization’s structure and whether a field or inside sales model will be deployed. This in turn can influence their decision and whether they implement a field or inside sales model. Seventy-six percent acknowledge that inside sales provides a better strategy to penetrate small businesses and mid-markets.

Most Doctors Have Little or No Management Training, and That’s a Problem

Harvard Business Review

Emotional intelligence is an important skill to develop at this level. Market MD Leader : This role is responsible for a business segment or region, and oversees other MD leaders or a broader scope of clinical/MD staff (such as regional or market physician leader or chief of an AMC faculty division). Most physicians have been trained to keep emotion out of the job, and are not comfortable showing vulnerability in the workplace. Nicholas Blechman for hbr.