Communication

Empathy: A Key Skill for Effective Leadership

What makes leaders afraid? People usually become leaders because they enjoy taking control of things. It’s this very need to control that often blocks a leader from learning how to show empathy. “If I show empathy to this employee, they’ll think I’m agreeing with them,” is often the retort I hear. One CEO stated that […]

3 Reasons Why Women Make Great Entrepreneurs

I was speaking with the founder of an entrepreneurial company about women in business. He said, “You know, my wife is the most incredible multi-tasker. She can integrate work, family and personal commitments with an ease and grace that I will never have.” His comment got me thinking about how women can build on their […]

Leadership Qualities: What’s Changed and What You Need to Know

Recently, the CEO of a company shared, “I want to improve as a leader but there are so many theories and books out there on how to develop your leadership skills – it’s mind spinning.” Leadership is different today than in the past. Pinpointing how it’s different is the challenge. Leadership is made up of […]

Three Ways Leaders Make Emotional Connections

Summer with Scott – Article 7 The following article is a guest post from leading business consultant, Scott Edinger. Article Featured In: Harvard Business Review When I first started working in then-Big Six consulting firm Coopers & Lybrand, the partner I was assigned to was a gentleman named Chris Abramson, and he had an enormous […]

Three Elements of Great Communication, According to Aristotle

Summer with Scott – Article 6 The following article is a guest post from leading business consultant, Scott Edinger. Article Featured In: Harvard Business Review In my nearly 20 years of work in organization development, I’ve never heard anyone say that a leader communicated too much or too well. On the contrary, the most common […]