Practical Leadership Advice for Managers and Leaders

Article Review – HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Making Smart Decisions

Taken from Amazon.com: Learn why bad decisions happen to good managers―and how to make better ones. If you read nothing else on decision making, read these 10 articles. We’ve combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you and your organization make better choices… read more

Book Review – Raving Fans: A Revolutionary Approach To Customer Service

Taken from Amazon.com: “Your customers are only satisfied because their expectations are so low and because no one else is doing better. Just having satisfied customers isn’t good enough anymore. If you really want a booming business, you have to create Raving Fans.” This, in a nutshell, is the advice given to a new Area… read more

Book Review – Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

Taken from Amazon.com: Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why. Daniel Goleman’s brilliant report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our “two minds”—the rational and the emotional—and how they together shape our destiny. Through… read more

How to Think Big Picture

Big picture thinking, also known as strategic thinking, is an industry buzzword and an imperative leadership skill set. It is defined as the way in which you process, or think about, view, and construct the future vision for yourself and organization. Your ability to think strategically impacts decision-making, innovation, and also career success for yourself… read more

How Emotional Intelligence Impacts Success

Did you know one of the main reasons top executives fail is a result of low emotional intelligence (EQ)? That’s right, they might have the hard skills needed to drive the business, but when it comes to managing their soft skills, they come up short. Simply put, EQ is defined as the ability to understand… read more