Every Employee is a Leader

Leadership training isn’t simply for executives anymore. Today it’s necessary to develop leadership qualities in every employee. Top-down leadership isn’t effective in business today: the changing nature of business emphasizes autonomy, collaboration, decision-making and investment on the part of each member of an organization. Business today is characterized by independent work and mass collaboration. 1 [...]

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Leadership is an Emotional Endeavor

“The fundamental task of leaders is to prime good feeling in those they lead, and that occurs when a leader creates resonance—a reservoir of positivity that frees the best in people. At its root, the primal job of leadership is emotional.” 1 So reads a key phrase in “Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional [...]

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Emotional Intelligence and Business Success

The Real Skinny on EQ: Emotional Intelligence and Business Success… Daniel Goleman’s books on emotional intelligence have taken the business world by storm and thrown the scientific world into despair.  In 1995, Goleman published “Emotional Intelligence: Why it Can Matter More than IQ.” Time Magazine  gave his work a big opening splash with a cover [...]

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How Executive Coaching Forwards Profit and Purpose

The business improvement market thrives today. Through books, online programs, real-time seminars and other employee education plans, you can learn about effective leadership, try to increase employee motivation and productivity, and supposedly raise your profit margin in countless ways. The market for these products is ever-renewing for a reason: most of these attempts fail, sending [...]

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Coaching and Employee Motivation

  A great deal of business research focuses on employee engagement. Engagement refers to commitment, focus, and passion on the part of employees, how motivated they are, how overall morale rates and how much job satisfaction is present. 1 A 2007-2008 Towers Perrin study of 90,000 workers in 18 countries found that only 20 percent [...]

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