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Leadership and Emotional Intelligence

Posted in: Building Emotional Intelligence EQ | Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

The foundation of leadership is the ability to impact and influence staff and other stakeholders. This relates to the way they communicate and most of all it relies on their emotional intelligence or EQ. Being a good leader is not sufficient if their impact on other people leaves them feeling demotivated or disengaged.

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Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence

Posted in: Building Emotional Intelligence EQ, Developing Leadership Influence | Thursday, April 28th, 2011

The ability to lead and to influence others to want to follow is developed through a raft of things including competence in the role and the ability to build and maintain the trust of your people. Developing trust and influence in a leadership role also requires emotional intelligence.

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Emotional Intelligence During Leadership Challenges

Posted in: Building Emotional Intelligence EQ, Leading During Change or Transition | Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

During the good times when work is flowing and results are good, the level of a leader’s emotional intelligence is not seriously tested. However, when things get tough, a lack of emotional intelligence will become very obvious and will have an impact beyond the leader to his or her people.

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Set Your Strategic Direction for Sustainable Business Success

Posted in: Strategic Planning with an Independent Facilitator | Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Many new businesses fail within the first five years. Many long established businesses fail or suffer significantly further down the track. Having a clear strategic direction with which the Board and senior management team are highly engaged is a critical factor in building a sustainably successful business.

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When Leadership Teams Are Not Teams

Posted in: Re-invigorating Your Leadership Team, Building or Re-building Your Leadership Team | Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

In many organisations the future viability and success of the business depends on the implementation of major change initiatives. Where this is the case the leadership team will play a crucial role in determining the success or failure of those initiatives.

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The Impact of Emotional Intelligence on Leadership

Posted in: Building Emotional Intelligence EQ | Monday, February 21st, 2011

To remain effective in a leadership role, leaders should invest time and effort in the continuous development of their emotional intelligence (EQ). Leaders with a good level of EQ can more easily navigate leadership challenges and remain calm, confident and effective.

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CEO Isolation: Clarity and Confidence Can Come Through Discussion

Posted in: Trusted Sounding Board | Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

At times when CEO’s want to improve their leadership performance, most benefit from having a relationship with someone they can use as a sounding board, someone they trust and someone who will be prepared to challenge their thinking when appropriate.

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How to Improve or Regain Motivation: Coaching Can Help

Posted in: Recapture Your Motivation and Drive | Monday, February 7th, 2011

Whether you are a leader, a member of a team or in business for yourself, being personally motivated is a vital ingredient for your sense of purpose, happiness and ability to achieve at a high level.

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Sustaining Business Performance: Leadership Behaviour Does Count

Posted in: Leading During Change or Transition | Monday, January 31st, 2011

The fundamental purpose of being in business is to perform at a level which delivers significant results for customers, staff and shareholders. From a people perspective how do you achieve those results but also optimise and sustain them?

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Importance of Motivation: Are you Really Satisfied?

Posted in: Recapture Your Motivation and Drive | Monday, January 24th, 2011

For a leader, a sense that you are losing your mojo or motivation can be very scary. Being highly motivated at work is enormously satisfying and productive but even very successful people can lose their drive and energy, and find it difficult to kick-start their motivational engine.

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