leaders should be great storytellers

7 Reasons Leaders Should Be Great Storytellers

Leaders should be great storytellers. Why do I say that? Well, what do great stories do? They make us think. They make us feel. They make us care. They can even make us take a side. For centuries, people, groups, and cultures have used stories for a variety of purposes, right? They used them to[…]

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[…]

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[…]