This video has been circulating the web for the last few years and I love it because it’s so short, sweet and to the point. Listen to Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google, being interviewed by Fortune Magazine for a series called “The Best Advice I Ever Got.”
Schmidt discusses why having a talented coach is a crucial element for success.
The tide is turning in the terms of the skills that many organisations are looking for in their managers, executives and leaders.
Whilst education, experience, skills, and training (IQ) are still high on the list many organisations are now realising that ‘Emotional Competencies’ (EQ) are equally, if not more important, for effective performance. Coaching and experiential learning programmes are the most powerful ways to train yourself, and managers and leaders in these fundamental competencies proven in research to impact high performance. (more…)
I was prompted to write this post after receiving an email newsletter from one of my close colleagues that began by asking a fatal question along the lines of: “Are you are finding my ’insert subject of whatever you were writing about‘ tips useful?” Now you might think that’s a quite innocent question and that it’s a good idea to get feedback from you audience, and on one level both are true. (more…)
Looking at ‘smart’ in a whole different way…
Ever wondered how smart you are? Traditionally intelligence has been understood as a single measure of ability that is largely set in stone from birth. In this conventional view, smart people have greater abilities and resources they can apply to any situation. The smarter you are, as often measured on an IQ test, the better you can handle anything in your path. Much research has supported this showing that people with high IQ’s did better in school, regardless of the subject, and over time this view has taken hold and shaped both our popular understanding of intelligence and our education system. (more…)