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…)
Yes, you did read that correctly! It’s never really a win/lose outcome – it’s actually either a win-win or lose…
Why… you ask? Because the minute you view any kind of disagreement, debate or difference of opinion in the terms of winning or losing – you’ve already lost!
Hopefully you’ll be familiar with the expression ‘you may have won the battle, but you haven’t won the war’. Well that kind of applies here. You may have won the argument, and prevailed in ensuring that your point of view came out on top, but at the same time you unwittingly damaged the relationship – hence you really lost overall. (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…)
Have you ever found yourself stuck in the ‘Velvet Rut’?
Knowing that you need to make some changes in your life… and still not doing them? You are not alone. Many successful people find that the hardest part of moving forwards isn’t figuring out what to do. What’s hard is actually doing it.
We often call this the ‘Velvet Rut’ because generally things are going pretty well for you. You most likely have a job that pays fairly well and all in all a pretty comfortable life. (more…)