Emotional Intelligence: your stepping stone for 2016 to excel your leadership effectiveness

Posted by on Feb 10, 2016 in Leadership, Personal development | 0 comments

Although high IQ is a must have to be successful in your job, a high EQ, emotional intelligence, is the factor to separate the wheat from the chaff in outstanding performance. The concept of Emotional Intelligence (EI) has been spread widely since the mid 1990’s partly due to the excellent work of Daniel Goleman and co-workers. EI or emotional quotient (EQ) is the ability of individuals to recognize their own and other people’s emotions, to discriminate between different feelings and label them appropriately, and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behaviour. Before EI the main emphasis in...

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Important for leaders to know: What really motivates people!  – a paradigm shift

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016 in Leadership | 0 comments

For decades we have been told that the principles of effective motivation are being build on the simple carrot-and-stick model. Generations of leaders have followed these principles in trying to create motivation in people working for them. Even though, over the years, motivational principles contained more finesse they were still built on the old model. More recently, experiments on motivational research revealed that the model of carrot and stick is no longer universally applicable to motivate people. At the times when this basic model was originally researched and developed the majority of the workforce was conducting mechanical tasks which...

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Leading in a VUCA world – how to succeed

Posted by on Aug 30, 2015 in Interesting reads, Leadership, Managing complexity, Self management | 0 comments

Are you familiar with VUCA? Do you wonder what this four letter acronym means? If you know what it is, just skip the following paragraph and continue reading further down. The usage of the term VUCA began in the 1990s. It originates from military vocabulary and has been subsequently used in emerging ideas related to strategic leadership thinking. VUCA is often used to describe how people view the conditions under which they make decisions, plan forward, manage risk, foster change and solve problems.   The meaning of the four letters in the acronym is:   = Volatility. The nature...

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