Month: February 2018

Primal Leadership

In a Harvard Business Review (HBR) book, a topic has a question about how primal leadership focuses on what most influences your company’s bottom-line performance. The answer will surprise you–and make perfect sense: It’s a leader’s own mood. Executives’ emotional intelligence–their self-awareness, empathy, rapport with others–has clear links to their own performance. But new research …

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Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking in the 21st-Century Age of Science

Rooted in our book Giraffes of Technology: The Making of the Twenty-First Century Leader, we learned that academic business also wrote about the need for emotional intelligence and critical thinking in the age of science. A book called Learn or Die: Using Science to Build Leading-Edge Learning Organizations by Edward D. Hess (published by Columbia …

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Why I Can’t Stop Starting New Enterprises

The article below is similar to the metaphor in our book in Chapter 6 called New Herds–Blending into Communities. We noted that our country always has had deep divisions, yet during the Great Depression, World War II, and the Cold War, most people rose to overcome these familiar fragmentations and achieved success by blending into new herds, taking advantage …

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“What Makes a Leader?” by Daniel Goleman in Harvard Business Review; Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the Need Now

The EI skills are Self-awareness—knowing one’s strengths, weakness, drives, values, and goals, and impact on others. Self-regulation—controlling or redirecting disruptive emotions, impulses, and moods Motivation—being driven to achieve for the sake of achievement Empathy—understanding other people’s emotional makeup and considering others’ feelings, especially when making decisions Social Skill—managing relationships to move people in desired directions We’re …

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