the best employees understand

4 Contradictions the Best Employees Understand

The best employees understand that while some ideas might seem at first blush to be contradictory, they may actually be keys to better performance. So take a look at the ones outlined below. While some of them may seem like contradictions, if we take a closer look, they might not really be; but I’ll let you decide[…]

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8 Ways the Best Leaders Coach Their Teams

Aside from accountability, I think coaching may be one of the most misunderstood words in the leadership lexicon. (Let’s be real. It’s been hijacked and given a negative connotation by some bosses out there who’ve decided to hide behind the word in order to do any number of things to people up to and including[…]

symptoms of leaders with low emotional intelligence

6 Symptoms of Leaders with Low Emotional Intelligence

It’s pretty much common knowledge at this point that Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is big deal. 90% of high performers test as having high EQ, but at the same time, only 36% of folks tested could accurately identify their emotions as they happened. Today, we’re going to look at some symptoms of leaders with low emotional intelligence. Just[…]

trusting teams do these things

Trusting Teams Do These 12 Things

If all it took for a team to build trust was the doing a trust fall exercise together, companies everywhere would be filled with trusting teams, and the trust problem within organizations would have long ago been solved. But alas, we know that’s not the case. (And that’s why we do things a little differently at[…]