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?
Leaders who get in the way create friction. Leaders who get out of the way create space. Think about some of your favorite leaders. Were they in the way? Did people have to go through or around them to get things done? Did they try to control people or outcomes? Were they micromanagers? My guess is … Continue reading 5 Reasons for Leaders to Get Out of the Way
The key to solving all your communication challenges is to hire for psychic ability. I know, you’re probably asking yourself why you never thought of this before. To help you get started, here’s a quick test from the Universal Psychic Guild that you can include in your talent acquisition process. (I was below 20% so I … Continue reading The One Skill That Will Cure All Your Communication Problems
“There is generally much to learn before any judgment can be pronounced with certainty on another’s doings.” – Marcus Aurelius How many times have you wrongly assumed the motive behind someone’s words or actions? If you are like me, probably more times than you care to count. Navigating the politics and complex hierarchy of an … Continue reading Monday Meditations 3 – The Rush to Judgment
“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” – Hans Hofmann Lean Communication. Imagine Lean Communication as the art of saying what is necessary. Words that yield the desired result. And yes, it is possible to over-communicate. Over-communication in the form of a confusing narrative that leaves the listener … Continue reading Necessary Words – The Art of Lean Communication