Practical Leadership Advice for Managers and Leaders

Don’t Let Negative Triggers Derail Your EQ Development

Learn how to manage your triggers to effectively respond to emotional situations. Leaders who understand how to manage their emotions in the workplace have greater influence and create higher performing teams. Your level of EQ is not an intrinsic characteristic, rather it can be developed over time with understanding, practice and reflection. Negative triggers can… read more

4 Key Branches of Emotional Intelligence

Developing emotional intelligence is learning how to respond rather than react and then helping others on your team to do the same. Learning how to respond effectively starts with understanding what we call the Emotional Intelligence Management Tree. The Emotional Intelligence tree is made up of four key branches, each branch growing together to develop strong… read more

Passion and Process Work Together to Drive Performance

“If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.” -Benjamin Franklin If you had a gallon of gasoline but no car, it would slow you down because you’d have no way to use it. You’d be encumbered with the additional weight of that gasoline. I like to think that passion without a process is like… read more

5 Keys to Improving Performance

Improving performance isn’t just about bottom-line results. It’s also about improving how we perform as individuals and as a team every day. I think it’s safe to say that, as leaders and managers, our main goal is always to improve our performance. We need to improve the performance of our teams in order to improve… read more

How To Position Yourself As An Extraordinary Leader

Leadership – particularly extraordinary leadership – is a mindset. Think about the truly respected, influential leaders that you look up to. They didn’t become exceptional simply by being promoted to a leadership position. They are recognized as extraordinary leaders because they have a presence, a mindset, a brand that they’ve positioned themselves in, either intentionally… read more

3 Things That Extraordinary Leaders Know to be True

Learn the truths that extraordinary leaders understand in order to become one yourself. Being (and becoming) an extraordinary leader has a lot to do with learned skills, experience, and competence. But it also has a lot to do with mindset and understanding that there are certain truths to business and leadership. The Difference Between Education and… read more

Competence is at the Root of Becoming an Extraordinary Leader

Soft skills are important, but competence is the core of becoming an extraordinary leader. Warren Buffet said, “Look for three things in a person – intelligence, energy, and integrity. If they don’t have the last one, don’t even both with the first two.” Read any leadership book, blog, or editorial and you will find a… read more

Mindset Separates Extraordinary Leaders from Average Leaders

Extraordinary leaders have the mindset to achieve and inspire greatness. What differentiates a leader who has a great possibility for success from one that is simply average is their mindset. Their mindset dictates how they think, what drives their life, the kind of decisions that they make, and the problems that they can solve. Extraordinary… read more