Personal Growth

Article Review – Simply Said: Communicating Better at Work and Beyond

Taken from Amazon.com: Master the art of communication to improve outcomes in any scenario. Simply Said is the essential handbook for business communication. Do you ever feel as though your message hasn’t gotten across? Do details get lost along the way? Have tense situations ever escalated unnecessarily? Do people buy into your ideas? It all… read more

Leveraging Predictive Index® with Business Results LLC and Crestcom

Leveraging Predictive Index® with Business Results LLC and Crestcom Leaders and managers at all levels are tasked with driving their company’s objectives by working with their teams. They have power over their direct reports’ activities and ideally should guide their team’s initiatives — really rally the troops — to make great things happen. Think about… read more

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 – 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 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

Looking Inward to See Outward: The 4 Keys to Personal Growth

Leadership is, by definition, a role that looks outward. It’s unique in that much effort is spent evaluating the performance of everyone except ourselves. Yet, what happens when the “leadership lens” with which we use to look outward becomes covered in a thick layer of dust? Would we be able to clearly evaluate the performance… read more