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Want Your Business to Flourish? Develop These Key Competencies

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Just as a pilot requires a specific set of skills to fly a plane, a business leader must possess certain qualities in order to ensure the success of an organization. Below, we'll explore four key competencies that define an effective leader: team management, networking, decision making, and marketing strategy.

Team Management

3 Common Mistakes When Conducting A Leadership Team Assessment

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Conducting a leadership team assessment is one of those things that you think you know what it is and how it should be done but it’s all too easy to get it wrong. Beware of these three common pitfalls when undertaking a leadership team assessment.

Assessing the wrong thing

What Exactly Is A Leader? - Defining Leadership Qualities

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While everyone has a different idea of what makes a good leader, successful CEOs, senior executives, and managers often share the same core leadership qualities. In this article, we'll take a look at the basic character traits possessed by effective leaders.

Confidence

Evaluating Your Leadership Qualities: 3 Things to Remember

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In order to be an effective leader, you need to take stock of your leadership qualities and how they impact your team, group, or organization as a whole. Below are three key areas of self-evaluation to keep in mind when assessing your leadership qualities.

Leadership Traits

5 Leadership Qualities You Must Develop

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There are leaders who are just average and then there are those special leaders who stand out from the pack. If you want to be one of them here are 5 leadership qualities you must develop.

Inspires Passion

Truly great leaders always inspire passion in those around them to move things forward and make the business the best it can be. The answer to how you inspire passion in others is to first look inwards. Passion is infectious so by rediscovering your own passion you will organically transmit that to others through your communication skills.

Intelligence (IQ) vs. Emotional Intelligence (EQ): Why it Matters for Leaders

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For many years, a high intelligence quotient (IQ) was thought to be the primary factor determining an individual's success as a leader, but numerous studies point to a direct correlation between high emotional intelligence (EQ) and effective leadership. While IQ certainly plays a large role in determining an individual's cognitive ability and academic skill (i.e. "book smarts"), it is EQ that determines an individual's ability to understand, empathize, and connect with their teammates on an emotional level – qualities that are essential in good leaders.

3 Steps for Improving Your Overall Emotional Intelligence & Communication Expertise

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In today's increasingly global business landscape, where relationships are key, emotional intelligence (EQ) is one of the most important factors influencing an emerging leader's success. In fact, researchers believe that EQ may be even more important than IQ in determining the success of an entire organization. The good news is that unlike IQ, which is determined largely by genetics, EQ can be developed over time with practice. Here are three concrete steps you can take to boost your emotional intelligence – and in turn, strengthen your communication skills.

Competencies and Threats: Developing the Right Leadership Skills

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There are many threats to your business. These include outside threats that are likely very specific to the type of business you are in, and dealing with them may require very specific responses. But there are also threats from within that are common to all business, and they have to do with leadership.

How are competencies and threats related?

Discover Your Talents and Strengths With Executive Coaching

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Any business leader looking to achieve success in today's virtual corporate landscape would benefit from working with an executive coach. Here are just a few of the ways an executive coaching program can help improve your talents, skills, and professional relationships.

Increased Productivity

Emotional Intelligence and Workplace Productivity: The Hidden Link

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Part of what makes a business leader successful is being able to figure out how to run a company better and, crucially, more productively. Often this involves identifying and eliminating inefficiencies and duplicated resources, as well as making sure the best possible team has been assembled with the right qualifications. But the irony is that, in doing this, we often neglect to try to improve one of our most valuable qualities, that of leadership and the ability to inspire and to motivate.

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