Articles, Leadership - 02/12/2021

Leadership Development and Emotional Connection

Leadership Development and Emotional Connection Leadership development programs are content-heavy but inadequate in guiding leaders to understand and value the power of human connections. Current programs still focus on teaching behavioral techniques and situational skills to address the known issues. However, the science shows that long-term behavioral change does not occur without an experiential process, […]

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12 Effective Strategies To Becoming a Functional Board

12 Effective Strategies to Becoming a Functional Board Boards serve the critical function of governance and the strategic direction of the company. Dysfunction at the board level often spills over to the management of the company and throughout the organization. If the board you serve on has been struggling with progress, lack of transparency, engagement, […]

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What’s Most Important for Entrepreneurial Success?

In a recent study, What Matters More for Entrepreneurship Success? (Allen et al, 2020) authors argue that GMA increases entrepreneurial alertness, providing an avenue for entrepreneurs to recognize and exploit opportunities effectively; however, EI helps entrepreneurs to make better decisions and build strong relationships for the long-term success. General Mental Ability (GMA) is defined as a […]

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What You Should Do With A Bully On Your Team

Sometimes, you may have a team member who is bullying or being difficult to work with. What should you do in this situation, especially, when that person is your top performer? Case Example Teresa, CEO of Beta Learning Center, has seven direct reports. Eight months ago, the team went through a transition where Manuel was […]

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Leaders’ New Goal: Emotional Connection

Helping high-potential leaders is one of the key areas that companies focus training on, and yet, when their leaders actually get that role, they often feel like they are unprepared for it. What is the missing link? And how can leaders be more prepared? The answer is emotional connection. When teams don’t perform well, it […]

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Accountability Starts With Emotional Connection in Forbes

Accountability is one of the most important things leaders must deal with in business, and often, it’s the one they struggle with most. See if you recognize some of these suggestions you have heard from others on how to deal with holding people accountable: “Be clear on action items, crystal clear.” It never worked for […]

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Articles, Leadership - 04/07/2018

7 Steps to Foster Transparency for HR Leaders

In the last decade, I’ve worked with various leaders, teams and boards improving their effectiveness. From executives to managers, CEOs and board members, nothing can create better transparency than through the process of emotional connection. I can see when a team is struggling and when it’s operating smoothly. The main difference between the two is […]

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How To Transition From Management To Board Oversight in Forbes

A strong, unified board is made up of emotionally connected experts. Each of these experts has probably spent time in their field as a leader. The question that we get asked often is, how do we get independent-minded directors to pull the wagon in the same direction? In my conversation with Kim Chatani, an independent […]

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