EI in Leadership Part 2: Build a Genuine Team

EI in Leadership Part 2: Build a Genuine Team

The 3 key areas that effective managers work on every day are; building trust, building a team, and building their networks-in essence, building relationships. This requires a great degree of emotional intelligence and skill. In the last blog, the focus…

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  • March 2, 2016
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EI in leadership-Part 1: Build Trust

EI in leadership-Part 1: Build Trust

According to Harvard Business Review, the 3 must do’s for managers are: build trust, build a team and build a network. Each of these requires good EQ or emotional quotient. This makes sense, but exactly how does one go about…

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  • February 15, 2016
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EI & Your Bottom Line

EI & Your Bottom Line

Often times, emotional intelligence is dismissed as a soft skill fad that’s too soft and squishy to make a meaningful business impact. The fact is that emotional intelligence drives leadership, team effectiveness, performance, engagement, sales and ultimately your company’s bottom…

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Minimize the Know-Do Gap

Minimize the Know-Do Gap

Several years ago I was part of a project team that was charged with transitioning a paper reliant company into one that could function the same or better without paper. The goal was to go “paperless” to increase efficiency and…

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  • October 13, 2015
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Emotional Intelligence for the Team

Emotional Intelligence for the Team

I am a huge fan of professional football. I faithfully follow my Minnesota Vikings through their ups and downs. On the rare occasions when they make it to Phoenix to battle the Cardinals, I do my best to support them…

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  • September 14, 2015
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What’s the plan?

What’s the plan?

Succession planning is a process for identifying and developing internal people with the potential to fill key leadership positions in the company. It increases the availability of experienced and capable employees that are prepared to assume these roles as they…

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Collaborate or Compete?

Collaborate or Compete?

Several years ago I took a job for a well-known financial institution. While I knew the support and administration side of the industry well, this was a sales position. My new manager assured me that I would have extensive training and I…

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Wisdom from a 2 year old

Wisdom from a 2 year old

As a lifelong learner and the mother of a seven year old, I recognize that wisdom can come from just about anywhere. The secret is being able to recognize it and grab onto the bits that are most relevant to…

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  • September 12, 2014
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What’s Next?

What’s Next?

Throughout the course of my career I’ve had the opportunity to attend lots of trainings, countless workshops and a bunch of conferences. The good ones get me thinking, get me excited and ignite new ideas. What they don’t do though…

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  • September 5, 2014
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