To be an effective leader, you don’t need to be the smartest person in the room, but, it does help if you ask the right questions. Because leaders are the people responsible for resolving situations, this often requires taking or guiding action(s) in response to change. Critical thinking is just as important a mindset as decisiveness and leaders must be aware of the appropriate scenarios for each.Read more
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Laurie Ann Stetzer, Professional Development Director, Kurt Salmon Consulting, shares her feedback about working with the Center for Creative Leadership. Read more
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When there is something that requires objective, clear thinking in your business or personal life, challenge your natural propensity to see what you want to see and hear what you want to hear by:
- Challenging your assumptions - try to disprove, rather than prove, your hypothesis.
- Seek outside opinion - get feedback from others who may see things differently than you.
- Writing it down – the written word will make you feel more accountable to your analysis.
- Admitting you were wrong, when appropriate - we hate to admit it, but humility goes a lot farther than rationalizations and justifications.
The Trampoline Group's Alan Ibbotson joins HCI on this exclusive podcast interview to discuss how he has infused elements of emotional intelligence into his consulting and training practice. Alan's experience with training employees of ... Read more
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In this podcast interview with Karen Stevens of RiseSmart, we talk about some of the data discovered in RiseSmart's upcoming 2014 Study on Severance and Workforce Transition. Among the insights unpacked in this session are the risks to ... Read more
Long used to enhance executive leadership development, coaching has become a vital tool within organizations for overall employee development in recent years. More and more, organizations are realizing the benefits of ... Read more