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Emotional Intelligence and Business

If great artists are masters of a particular medium—be it paint or clay or film—then great leaders are masters of emotional intelligence. The concept of emotional intelligence, or EQ, was initially developed in the 1990s as a way of describing how leaders can read and...

How to Increase Productivity Amid the Depths of Burnout

The basic fact that there are only 24 hours in a day is more of a challenge than a statement to countless entrepreneurs and executives, many of whom get up each morning before the sun rises and work until long after it sets in an attempt to squeeze every ounce of...
Don’t Just Identify a Strategy—Identify Capabilities

Don’t Just Identify a Strategy—Identify Capabilities

When developing a strategic plan for your organization, problems—or at least symptoms of them—are easy to identify. Solutions, on the other hand, are less clear. Even when you can determine a course of action, the plan you prescribe may falter; this isn’t...
How to Identify High Potential Employees

How to Identify High Potential Employees

In an ideal world, organizations would have unlimited time and money to spend developing every employee’s potential to the fullest. However, the reality of business forces companies to invest with care—in fact, an organization’s future can hinge on how well it...
Charting a Course in Uncertain Conditions

Charting a Course in Uncertain Conditions

Failure, especially as it pertains to business, is often mischaracterized. Too many budding entrepreneurs, bearing the weight of serious decisions, are stunted by fear of failure; they conceive the likelihood of any action leading to damaging consequences, and freeze....
The Process-Centric Approach to Innovation

The Process-Centric Approach to Innovation

If a colleague approached you with a revolutionary new idea, would you run with it or would you write it off as unrealistic? History, after all, is filled with examples of great ideas that were initially passed over before taking off: Investors found the telephone too...
The Recipe for Mentoring Success

The Recipe for Mentoring Success

Some of the most important professional relationships aren’t necessarily the ones between bosses and employees or clients and service providers but the ones between mentors and mentees. Countless managers and executives turn to mentors as a first line of defense and...
How to Uplift Underperforming Employees

How to Uplift Underperforming Employees

When it comes time to delegate a task or project to a member of their team, managers already know which employees—and, transitively, which personalities—are most likely to actually get it done. Perhaps a manager might turn to a workaholic on their team, or they might...
The Need for Scalable Learning in an Evolving World

The Need for Scalable Learning in an Evolving World

An organization may be the sum of its component parts, but sharing information and expertise across those parts isn’t as simple a task as it may sound. Many companies have taken on this challenge by developing knowledge management tools ranging from employee...