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5 Strategies for Maximizing Your Personal Future

In 1990, University of New Hampshire psychology professor John D. Mayer, along with now Yale president Peter Salovey, wrote the original paper on emotional intelligence. In his newest research, Mayer has introduced a similarly captivating construct—personal intelligence.

Bruce Rosenstein Leadership , Personal Effectiveness June 19 2014

3 Ways to Challenge the Leadership Norm and Achieve Exponential Success

Being able to see beyond what you know and analyze a situation using different angles and viewpoints is essential to achieving exponential success.

Osagie Imasogie Leadership , Personal Effectiveness June 19 2014

4 Ways Leaders Can Solve and Manage the Toughest Paradoxes

Nearly every business challenge can be classified into two groups—puzzles and paradoxes. While puzzles can be tricky, paradoxes are always complex and multifaceted. Most leaders approach paradoxes as if they were puzzles with little or no success. As a result, they get stuck. Here are four ways to solve and manage your toughest paradoxes.

David Dotlich Leadership , Personal Effectiveness May 30 2014

4 Ways CEOs Successfully Influence Decisions

There are several proven strategies to help CEOs influence potential partners, clients, board members or executives of companies you may be looking to acquire. Applying these suggestions will help you secure agreement from the other party ethically without resorting to more manipulative approaches.

Mark Pastin CEO Briefing Newsletter , Personal Effectiveness April 25 2014

5 Time Management Tips for CEOs

As a CEO, your strengths and capabilities are numerous. But you won’t succeed at any of them if you aren’t good at managing your time. From better delegation to intimately understanding your product and business to setting aside the right amount of creative thinking time, there are ways of adjusting your schedule that will help you focus on CEO-level priorities.

Maren Kate Donovan Personal Effectiveness April 16 2014

Want to Raise Your Effectiveness? Try Being a ‘Storydoing’ CEO

Picture the archetypal CEO. If you’re typical, you imagine a man or a woman in his or her 50s. Firm handshake. No nonsense. Good teeth. Majored in finance in college and went on to get an MBA from an Ivy League business school. Left-brain thinkers, he or she knows his or her way around a spreadsheet and a boardroom. It is time to update the picture in your head, because the future belongs to the storydoers.

Ty Montague CEO Briefing Newsletter , Personal Effectiveness August 16 2013

When You Need a Coach: Blind Spots Are less Obvious When Things Are Going Well

Coaching may not be for everybody. And much depends on getting the right one. Many swear that having one has made all the difference in knocking off rough edges and being able to connect better with colleagues and employees.

John Mattone CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy , Personal Effectiveness September 27 2013

Close Your “Middle” Skills Gap

The inability to find enough people with the ‘right’ skills is inhibiting growth and will worsen. Apprenticeships and vocational training are part of the solution. Here’s a practical way to improve the human capital needs of your company.

Nick Wyman Leadership & Strategy , Personal Effectiveness June 15 2012

Why CEOs Are Taking on More Direct Reports

The CEO’s span of control has roughly doubled over the past twenty years, from almost 5 to just under 10. Two immediate questions come to mind: Why? And is this making CEOs more—or less—effective?

Gary L. Neilson Leadership & Strategy , Personal Effectiveness , Talent Management April 9 2012

Connecting the Company to the CEO

Chief Executives who connect personally with the company earn the power to lead employees out of their comfort zones to tackle big challenges and drive performance.

Eric Sass and Tom Varian Personal Effectiveness February 14 2012

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