Emotional Intelligence: How to Multiply Return on Your Training Investment

Research detailed in the Human Resource Management Review determined that experiential emotional intelligence training is more effective than traditional lecture-based training. The study advised that coaching, relevant practice, and feedback are the ways to effectively influence emotional intelligence in your teams. Lectures are not enough. Because Emotional Intelligence Training is Not Enough If your emotional intelligence programs […]

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Achieve 33% Higher Revenue (Per Employee) by Changing Two Things

For how many years have you had an employee engagement strategy? How’s that working for you? Tactics without Strategy are DOA, but if a certain group of individuals does not align with that strategy, the company is treading water without a life jacket. Seventy percent of your company’s engagement relies on one group and a well-placed dose of what I call the Awesome Sauce.

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Effect of Hidden Mental Health Issues in the Workplace: What to Do About it (Case Study)

Celebrities going public about their mental health challenges has again sparked discourse about mental illness. While some of these cases do not involve violent events, for C-Suite leaders, nondiagnosed or untreated mental illness can represent an insidious threat to workplace safety, productivity, and maintaining organization culture.

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I LOST HIM: THE LOVE OF MY LIFE

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the day we lost my father. Friday, June 25, 1993 perpetuated untold grief, but also has become a pivotal moment that marked a defining crossroads in my life. I wrote this over 20 years ago after visiting my father’s home town and seeing the house in which he grew up. It was my first Family Reunion and the old homestead stirred memories of stories he told about growing up.)

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DON’T OVERLOOK THE SWORD-BEARERS

In a March 2015 TED Talk Bill Gross spoke about what drove the failure of multiple startups he’d launched. The Startup King and founder of Idealab concluded that timing was a primary factor in startup failures. But, that was not the most valuable take-away from Gross’message. A more important nugget went unnoticed. Bill said, “If […]

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