Summer with Scott – Article 3 The following article is a guest post from leading business consultant, Scott Edinger. Leadership is a means to an end. As great as it is to be a leader, as noble a cause as it often is, as important of a job as it is, there is always a […]
Summer with Scott – Article 2 The following article is a guest post from leading business consultant, Scott Edinger. Article Featured In: Forbes.com The sales leadership job is one of the toughest in business today. I have previously written about why this is so, but suffice it to say it is a few critical jobs rolled […]
Emotional intelligence (EI) is the capacity for recognizing our own feelings and those of others, for motivating ourselves,
Interested in succeeding in what you do and brightening your future? Now’s the time to assemble the right team – for your success and for the growth of your company.
Holiday rituals bring up stories that bind us and help us to connect with each other in new ways. Recently, I hosted a holiday get together for one of the CEO Forums that I facilitate. Spouses and significant others were also invited. The dialogue was lively with many conversation strands going on at one time. […]
What is influence? I define it as the ability to persuade or impact another or others in such a way that they honor your request, take a course of action you recommend or make a change in how they behave or in their belief system.
How you attempt to influence others counts – It counts in how you inspire others, in the people you attract to work with you and in the alliances you build. Yet there’s little readily available information on how leaders can better understand what they are doing well to influence others and what is missing. I’d like to share a few observations that can help you enhance your influencing skills.
Hiring the right talent can be tricky. You want the candidate to fit into your organization’s culture and also someone who can be effective on the job. Ideally, the person you hire will be a top performer and with your organization for a good period of time. The tricky part comes in when you consider […]
Many CEOs and leaders handle the urgent and important parts of their role effectively – like seeing an opportunity that has a short window to take advantage of and going for it. It’s when a situation is important, but not urgent that there’s procrastination. For example, you realize that your market is changing and you know that you need to meet with your team to assess your current strategy, but there’s so much going on that you just keep putting off the planning session. Now your procrastination may be for a good reason like “We need to address this other challenge first, it’s time sensitive…” And, here lies the danger.
by Mary Key Having the right culture can make the difference between being in business or not. Certainly companies recently nominated as the Best Places to Work in Tampa Bay exemplify the importance of having a culture of engaged employees. Research shows that employee engagement is a huge factor in company productivity and success. Ultimately, […]