Tag Archive: Leadership Development

Four Opportunities to Move First and Lead with Confidence

The difference between a leader and a follower is moving first. Ask yourself, “How will I move first?” if you aspire to lead. #1. Care first. Selfishness – disadvantaging others for the advantage… Continue reading

How to Deal with Monkey Throwers and Other Irritants

The people who take you further may irritate you the most. Conformists provide steady progress. Contrarians, complainers, and irritants innovate.  Complaints: People who want change tend to complain. But some complaints come from… Continue reading

4 Ways to Build Teams That Pull You into the Future

Leaders lean in when I talk about teams with pull. We’ve all been on teams that needed to be pushed. How do you create pull? You can’t create the future with a team… Continue reading

How a Successful Leader had the Best Year of Her Life

Janice Kaplan cried on New Year’s Eve. She snuggled with her husband and watched a movie before the crystal ball dropped in New York City. She didn’t want her year to end. I… Continue reading

You Find What You Look For

Pessimists think optimists are monkeys catching elephants in a trapeze act without a net. Dark leadership: You never get ahead by burying your head in the sand. You earn leadership opportunities by confronting tough… Continue reading

CEOs On Average Have the Lowest EQ

“CEOs, on average, have the lowest EQ scores in the workplace.” However, CEOs with the highest EQ scores outperform their low EQ colleagues. Emotional Intelligence 2.0   4 ways to elevate EQ for… Continue reading