Emotional Intelligence: how to calibrate your compass?

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in Effective feedback, Leadership, Personal development | 0 comments

In previous blogs we wrote about the importance of Emotional Intelligence (EI) and the use of feedback instruments. In this contribution, we want to combine these two aspects which lead to a very powerful combination for people in leading roles to strengthen their leadership.     Cognitive Intelligence is not enough As indicated before, EI differentiates the average leaders from the outstanding ones. Of course, cognitive intelligence is important as well, but that is mainly seen as a kind of entry barrier. It is a given that your intelligence needs to be above a certain threshold value to ensure that...


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...


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...


The Leadership Journey: how to reach the first station?

Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Leadership, Online-training, Personal development | 0 comments

Growing as a leader is an exciting development which is often referred to as the Leadership Journey. For a lot of people both the end goal of the journey and the route towards this goal are not clear at the start. Moreover, most of the time there is only limited support for the traveller resulting in a lonely, bumpy and uncertain ride. It is our mission to support people by serving as their travel guide on this exciting journey so that they can bring out the best in themselves. The start of the journey Within companies and organizations, the...