Posts Tagged ‘leadership’

Talking About Great Leaders: Creating Conditions for Performance

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New research reveals essentials for great leadership today. What if you could “peek inside” the relationships of thousands of high performing leaders – what sets the best leaders apart?

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Is Your Leadership About Mushrooms or Sunflowers?

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Successful leadership today must increase employee engagement and develop & attract and retain talent. What does it take to be this kind of leader? Hint: It’s not like growing mushrooms.

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Nice or Kind?

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Are you striving for “nice” or “kind”? It’s a profound distinction & key to being a trusted leader — and an ally or friend. Duplicity can masquerade as “nice,” here’s how to avoid the trap.

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Conflicting Stories of Employee Engagement

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I was thinking back on a long career grappling with organizational change and striving to enhance employee engagement, both as a senior executive and then as an external consultant. I envisioned these two sides of my organizational persona meeting in a bar over a beer:  The executive side says, “You know, we’ve tried everything to […]

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Become a Commanding Communicator: Three Trust Tips

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Is your leadership communication earning you trust? Take this trust quiz, then try three powerful tips to become a Commanding Communicator.

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Case Study: Emotional Intelligence for People-First Leadership at FedEx Express

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What happens when new managers receive emotional intelligence training? The six-month program is delivering significant improvements in EQ skills — tied to dramatic increases in influence, quality of life, and decision making.

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Powerful new research on SEL described in AERA SEL SIG publication

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Important data on SEL outcomes in education, at all levels, were revealed today in the Fall newsletter of the American Educational Research Association’s Social Emotional Learning Special Interest Group (SEL SIG).   AERA-SELSIG-FAll2013_Newsletter.pdf Several Six Seconds certified associates from Switzerland, England, Canada, Spain, and the US, along with other SEL scholar/practitioners from around the world presented […]

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White Paper: Increasing Employee Engagement at Komatsu

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Can we increase Employee Engagement in an economic challenge? What’s the benefit? Case study at Komatsu plant using “Vital Signs” and “Emotional Intelligence”: engagement increased from 33 to 70%. At the same time, plant performance increased by 9.4%.

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Self-Trust: Lead Thyself

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Do you trust yourself? Are you trusted by others? I’ve had the privilege of speaking to many strong leaders in business, government, finance and education, and asked a question that’s changed my understanding of leadership and the role of trust – particularly self trust. The question: “If you had to make an important decision and […]

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The Bread & Butter of Leadership

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When we talk of trust, we make the choice of being vulnerable based on our positive expectations. This positive has a similar “feel” to respect: Respect is a deep admiration. Here are six tips to building these invaluable ingredients to leadership.

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