How Emotional Intelligence Became a Key Leadership Skill

by Andrea Ovans https://hbr.org/2015/04/how-emotional-intelligence-became-a-key-leadership-skill Anyone trying to come up to speed on emotional intelligence would have a pretty easy time of it since the concept is remarkably recent, and its application to business newer still. The term was coined in 1990 in a research paper by two psychology professors, John D. Mayer of...

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How You Make Decisions Is as Important as What You Decide

by Laurence Minsky and Julia Tang Peters https://hbr.org/2015/04/how-you-make-decisions-is-as-important-as-what-you-decide Conventional thinking has suggested that leadership positions go to those who aggressively plan their careers with a keen eye for building the right skills to reach top jobs. Others believe that leaders are born, not made. But according to research...

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The Most Common Mistake People Make In Calculating ROI

by Joe Knight https://hbr.org/2015/04/the-most-common-mistake-people-make-in-calculating-roi Your company is ready to make a big purchase — a fleet of cars, a piece of manufacturing equipment, a new computer system. But before anyone writes a check, you need to calculate the return on investment (ROI) by comparing the expected benefits with the costs. Analyzing ROI isn’t...

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6 Rules for Building and Scaling Company Culture

Written by Anthony K. Tjan https://hbr.org/2015/03/6-rules-for-building-and-scaling-company-culture    Great founders start businesses not to create a company but to solve a problem, to serve a calling, and to understand that they have a purpose that can actually make a meaningful difference. But of course, they also want their businesses to survive – and thrive –...

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Research: We’re Not Very Self-Aware, Especially at Work

By Erich C. Dierdorff & Robert S. Rubin https://hbr.org/2015/03/research-were-not-very-self-aware-especially-at-work If you’ve participated in a training or development program in the past two decades, chances are you took an assessment designed to increase self-awareness. While you may have discovered your “type,” “profile,” or “style,” it probably did little to...

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5 Ways to Become More Self-Aware

by Anthony K. Tjan http://thenielsengroup.org/wp-admin/post-new.php You can’t be a good leader without self-awareness. It lies at the root of strong character, giving us the ability to lead with a sense of purpose, authenticity, openness, and trust. It explains our successes and our failures. And by giving us a better understanding of who we are, self-awareness lets us...

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