Authentic People at Work ©

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. The EQ of more than a million people has been tested now and by in large these find that EQ explains 58% of success in all types of jobs. People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than people with low EQs. Ninety percent of top performers have high EQs, and a single-point increase in your EQ adds $1,300 to your salary. Suffice it to say, emotional intelligence is a powerful way to focus your energy in one direction with tremendous results. But there’s a catch. Emotional intelligence won’t do a thing for you if you aren’t genuine. A recent study at the University of Washington found that people don’t accept demonstrations of emotional intelligence at face value. They’re too skeptical for that. They don’t just want to see signs of emotional intelligence. They want to know that it’s authentic — that your emotions are...
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Wildly successful people and failure

Think of Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, or Donald Trump; the extremely successful US people we all know by name and achievement. How did they move forward after many failures or even failure in between big successes? Optimism These noted achievers refused to be held back by defeat, failure, or negative advice. Instead they ventured forth boldly. They firmly believed that ‘when one door shuts, another opens…” Experimentation The solution to a crisis or a problem may not be easy to discover. However, a winner will relentlessly pursue new avenues and consistently experiment. In the final analysis, success may only be a matter of persistence. Modeling Persistence is not taught, but modeled. Someone in their lives showed them that “failures” are temporary setbacks. We must continuously do and demonstrate the need for beginning a difficult task, for hanging in there, and following through. This may be the most important attribute we assist people we manage to do too. And for those of us well beyond...
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What Are The Qualities That Define Leadership In A Changing Situation?

Leadership is the same everyday. Whether you are in a merger, a downsizing, a major growth of business or a average predictable pattern of work, each of us must lead using at least these six skills. How solid are yours? Vision Leaders have a clear vision of where they want to go, specifically related to an organization, how they will grow it into a well known business with a recognizable brand that differentiates it from its competition. However, vision alone is not enough.Leaders not only have this vision but also are able to develop and implement a plan for success. Passion and drive complete the picture; leaders are also able to share their vision and generate support from others to fulfill the goal. Focus And Discipline Strong leaders are disciplined. They set priorities and single-mindedly create a set of actions that they fulfill. This focus enables them to drive action and achieve results. You can spot a good leader because they are so...
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