Emotional Intelligence (EI), sometimes referred to as EQ, is often used when referencing employee performance and leadership effectiveness. So, does EI play a role in one’s ability to be a successful leader?
Companies that have traditionally rewarded employees for productivity understand that there might be another factor that makes management more effective: Strategic thinking. In fact, the Management Research Group (MRG), an assessment design consulting company, found that a strategic approach to leadership is 10 times more important to the perception of effectiveness than other skills. Even…
Become A Strategic Thinker with Creative Thinking Games You’ve been told you need to become a more strategic manager. Or, maybe you’ve heard that strategic thinking will help your career. But, can someone really learn to be more “strategic”? Like any skill, strategic leadership can be learned and honed through training and – most importantly…
What is Strategic Thinking? You answer hundreds of emails a week, attend hours of meetings and, like most people, you expend your effort on being as productive as possible. In short, you’re busy dealing with the day to day effort – or tactics – of work.
Last year marked a historic representation of women leading Fortune 500 companies. More women CEOs than ever made the list, a total of 24, up from 20 in 2013. Fortune magazine has been keeping track since 1998. Just one woman was on the list that first year.
Who are the most important leaders in your organization? Make a list of the top five to ten. Chances are good that your list consists exclusively of team leads, supervisors, managers and executives. Unfortunately, this means you’re forgetting some of the most important and influential figures your company depends on every day.