Why Leaders Need Emotional Intelligence: What It Is and How to Get It!

Why Leaders Need Emotional Intelligence: What It Is and How to Get It!

Emotional intelligence is an essential skill of leaders and the cornerstone of most leadership development programs. There’s a reason for this. People do their best work when they’re in a positive emotional state. They think better, are more energetic and creative. And they get better results. Multiple studies have shown this –we are 31% more productive, sales improve by 37%, even doctors make better diagnoses. Bottom line, leaders need these skills not just to be nice; they need them to be effective. As Shawn Achor observes, “Happiness is an incredible competitive advantage.” And we all know what happens to our…

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Create the later-life career that’s right for you

Embed from Getty Images Most “boomers” (those between the ages of 53 and 71 in 2017) today are choosing to work up to or even past the traditional age of retirement.  Where “early retirement” was once a much sought after goal, it seems that the prospect of 25 years in a rocking chair –or on a sandy beach somewhere – has little appeal for a generation that expects to live a full 20 years longer than their parents. While many boomers opt to stay in their positions for as long as possible, a growing number are choosing to leave their…

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How managers can measure employee engagement

Sample Content Sample Content Employee engagement, from showing up to going the extra mile It turns out there’s a big difference between an employee who merely shows up to work and one who is truly committed and willing to go that extra mile. The good news from studies by Gallup and others about employee engagement have shown that the willingness of employees to go the extra mile can translate to huge benefits for the organization. These benefits show up in increased productivity, customer satisfaction and employee retention, to name a few. The bad news is that repeated surveys have shown…

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