The first day of HCI’s 8th annual Human Capital Summit began with a keynote from best-selling author and thought leader Dan Pink. Pink looked out at the packed house of human capital attendees and promptly convinced them they were all in sales. At some point in everyone’s day, he concluded, there are times when you must convince someone else to part with something they hold dear—it might be time, money, attention, engagement, etc.
What? Ugh, not sales.
Your level of Emotional Intelligence matters! The quality of your leadership makes a huge difference in the business results that your team delivers. Think about these questions. How well do you attract and retain top talent? Does your team really engage and give you their full energy and commitment? Are they clicking as a team or going it alone?
In general, thinking is a good thing. After all, rational thought is one of the hallmarks of being human. Being thoughtful means having considered something thoroughly, while thoughtlessness implies careless or rash behavior. This is especially true at work. Thinking is often equated with intelligence: smart people think more and better than others, and therefore have greater insight and make better decisions.
AT an office party in 2005, one of my colleagues asked my then husband what I did on weekends. She knew me as someone with great intensity and energy. “Does she kayak, go rock climbing and then run a half marathon?” she joked. No, he ...Read more
This webinar will walk through how to harness the power of Emotional Intelligence (EI) in support of Individual Competency models. It will begin with a review of emotional intelligence, the composites, and individual skills that create the model of EI.
Sure, it's a ridiculous meme. But pay attention: Buried in those YouTube clips are some truths about why company culture is so important.Read more
In just under two months, we’ll ditch this winter snow and bask in the warm sunshine of Orlando, FL for HCI’s annual Human Capital Summit. By now you’ve probably heard about the Summit theme: Building Successful and Adaptive Talent Management in a VUCA Environment (VUCA – describes an environment characterized by: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity); and you’ve also started monitoring the list of rock-star keynotes as it continues to grow each week.
It may surprise you that your job as a leader is to make people uncomfortable. Why? Because people learn, develop, and progress in a zone of discomfort, not comfort. It is in the pursuit of challenges that are hard, scary, and uncomfortable that people discover their worth, and convert potential into actual skills.
Greg Hartley, U.S. Army Special Forces (Retired) and Author of The Most Dangerous Business Book You’ll Ever Read, talks about how a good manager can read body language indicators of his or her employees.
Establish ...Read more