EI or IQ? Feelings or Facts? Imagination or Intellect? Intuition or Information? Which is best? When is it best? The data indicate that emotion has an important role in leadership. (see what I did there?) Because we are human, we operate in both of these dimensions at the same time. We may be more inclined to one direction or the other … Continue reading Emotion and Reason in Leadership – Contrary or Complimentary?
When things are hard, and you know you need to talk it out, work it out, sort it out, where do you turn? Forget coaches, mentors, [insert jargon]. Who do you know that will listen? There must be someone you trust. Someone who isn’t part of the problem. A person who cares about you, wants … Continue reading Where’s Your Lifeguard?
“Before you criticize a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, when you do criticize him, you’ll be a mile away and have his shoes.” ― Steve Martin It wouldn’t be as funny if we didn’t recognize how often people really do behave this way. Why is it so rare for people to … Continue reading Take A Walk
There is nothing wrong with the powerful productivity applications that have transformed our work experience. There is everything wrong with how some leaders use them. Or should I say, abuse them? Instant message conversations. Email management. Digital collaboration. Decision automation. Online feedback. Big data. These tools do accelerate the work process. Or at least they … Continue reading 5 Beautiful Benefits of Analog Leadership
I’m curious. When was the last time you heard these words at work, if ever? “I need you.” From a manager? And not as the introductory part of a sentence as in, “I need you to up your game” or “I need you to get that presentation out today”. Just the three words. No strings … Continue reading Three Words We Need at Work