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Global Consciousness

Global Consciousness

One aspect of leadership at a global level is an understanding of the larger system implications of our actions. Corporate leaders are having as much impact across countries as our political systems, and in many cases, far more. How will you develop the large system sensitivity to begin to understand the economic, social, and environmental implications of the work you do at a global level?

The one thing we must find is our positive global intention that we can carry with us when we are planning our global activities. 

High Potential Leaders: Why Executive Coaching Makes Such a Difference

Adults are almost universally attracted to babies because they are pure potential. We see in them every possible future. The same can be said of individuals in your organization who are being groomed for future leadership roles. One vital part of nurturing high-potential leaders is providing executive coaching to these rising superstars.

Emotional Intelligence in Leaders: Real Life Examples

What makes a good leader? Is it the steely certitude of a General Patton? Was Abraham Lincoln a good leader because he doubted himself, or in spite of his self-doubt? Researchers are realizing that emotional intelligence is an important part of the well-rounded leader. History is replete with examples of leaders whose interpersonal and intrapersonal skills best served their companies, their causes, or their countries.

How Executive Coaching Can Help You Avoid Decision Making Traps

The battle of Hattin was fought when an executive leader, Guy de Lusignan, led his organization of 20,000 crusaders on the offensive against Saladin. Lusignan abandoned the lush Springs of Sephora in the Palestine desert and marched — in July without water — across a desert plain. Saladin drew Lusignan’s parched army into a trap, destroying it. 

5 Roles of Emotional Intelligence and Teamwork

Effective teamwork depends on having at least one emotionally intelligent team member, and truly amazing teamwork can result by having many team members who are.

1. Trust

In a piece for Harvard Business Review, Vanessa Urch Druskat and Steven B. Wolff identify three requirements for an effective team: 

4 Steps That Will Change The Way You Think About Leadership

4 Steps That Will Change The Way You Think About Leadership

Some of the current concepts in leadership may sound like we're discussing gymnasts, not executives. This is because four steps any executive can take to improve leadership qualities sound like the purview of Olympians: gaining flexibility, getting a massage, learning to be agile, and changing your routine. 

4 Steps That Will Change The Way You Think About Leadership

Some of the current concepts in leadership may sound like we're discussing gymnasts, not executives. This is because four steps any executive can take to improve leadership qualities sound like the purview of Olympians: gaining flexibility, getting a massage, learning to be agile, and changing your routine. 

The Top 3 Change Management Leadership Qualities

Heraclitus may have been the original leader of change management. He said, around 500 BCE, “The only constant is change.” Today’s leaders have to not only accept change, but embrace it and lead their organizations through constantly changing circumstances. Three qualities needed to accomplish this are resilience, perseverance and scale. 

3 Ways to Leverage Executive Coaching

Mirrors are generally coated with only a 100-nanometer-thick layer of aluminum or silver, but are excellent at helping you search deeply within yourself. Executive coaching’s main benefit, according to most CEOs, is this self-reflection. The guided self-discovery provides clarity and helps the executive to focus energy. Get the most out of this powerful service by leveraging your investment in executive coaching. 

4 Keys to Applying Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

No business leader today can operate at full productivity without a sense of, as emotional intelligence's godfathers, Salovey and Mayer, put it, “the effective regulation of emotion in self and others.” Four key ways to use this powerful tool in the workplace are to hire effectively, address conflict, honor differences, and to reduce stress through judicious use of humor. 

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