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Ego almighty personality leadership coaching Chesterfield

Ego Almighty

There are typically all sorts of various personalities working in an organisation. In previous blogs we have reviewed a few. The Drama King/Queen, The Incessant Complainer, etc. Do you have a few “ego almighties” working in your company? Ego Almighty Characteristics: Tends to focus on self-justification and excuses for certain actions or inaction. Does not…

Paradox Theory and Team Dynamics

Paradox Theory and Team Dynamics

In today’s specialised work environment, talent is not enough. Talented people must effectively work together in order for the organisation to succeed. HR budgets are tight and finding the right combination of talented people who can work together day in and day out to achieve positive results is difficult. As any good sports team knows,…

zealous extremists leadership coaching Chesterfield

Zealous Extremists

Do you have a Zealous Extremist working for you? Characteristics: Strong personal values and life principles; completely passionate and committed to his own belief system. Can be overzealous in preaching or influencing others towards one’s belief system. Traits to look out for: High influencing power, highly cause-motivated, highly certain and enjoys teaching and/or making presentations.…

football predictions leadership coaching Chesterfield

My NFL Predictions Suck, Imagine what my Employee Predictions Would Be

I like professional American football. I enjoy watching the games and learning a little about the players and coaches. I know a little about a lot. Each week, for fun, I compete in a pool with my family trying to predict the winner of each game. There are typically 16 games to predict. I try…

Who are your HIPO's

Who are your HIPO’s?

No, I do not have a typo. I am not talking about those big somewhat lovable yet dangerous animals that frequent the waters… the hippos. HIPO’s… High Potential Candidates. Those job applicants or current employees in your midst that are the potential proactive earners, the successes, the gems. You can’t tell just by looking at them. They…

Deliberately developing organisations and the harrison assessment

Deliberately Developing Organisations and the Harrison Assessment: Soulmates

I recently read, “An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization,” by Robert Kegan and Lisa Kaskow Lahey (2016) and I went crazy highlighting passages. This work is so important, so inspiring, and so intelligent, I just can’t say enough about it; I urge you to read it as soon as you possibly can. And,…

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Emotional Intelligence Equals Success During Covid19

Leadership is one of the most heavily tested skills during Covid19. Research shows that emotional intelligence accounts for nearly 90% of what sets high performing leaders apart from those with similar technical skills and knowledge. Aligned with Daniel Goleman’s model, the 4 Emotional Intelligence areas are: Knowing Oneself Admits mistakes, manages stress and pressure, is…