Tag Archives: interpersonal skills

Want Greater Influence? Then, Listen Up.

by Judith E. Glaser When driving to a new location, we often stop at a gas station to ask for directions, use our GPS or a handy paper map to navigate unfamiliar territory. If we get lost, we need only … Continue reading

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Are Your Best Managers Hiding in Plain Sight?

by Helen Whelan Over 80 % of the managers in companies aren’t cut out to be managers.  That’s according to several Gallup studies of hundreds of organizations, 27 million employees and more than 2.5 million work units over the past … Continue reading

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Are you a Giver or a Taker?

by Helen Whelan Have you ever met a “taker”? That’s the person who asks for a favor, help with a project, an introduction, you name it…but when you reach out to him or her, they’re too busy? They treat relationship … Continue reading

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KISS, 4 Mantras to Develop Highly Successful Leaders

Transformational Executive Development:  the “KISS” Principle in Action by Peter Thies The higher up the corporate ladder a leader rises, the more s/he needs to fine tune his or her leadership ability. But, who has time? How do you help … Continue reading

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How to Manage Conflict When You’ve Angered Someone

Ever been late for an appointment and the first thing you do is justify why you’re late?  Or, you anger a co-worker who mis-reads your email of how he can perform better? When you email him back to explain, his … Continue reading

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How would you define “Soft Skills”?

It’s a great question. You’ve got to wonder how this name came about when “soft skills” are the hardest to teach and learn. They are the critical skills that will make you a good leader, a more effective communicator or better … Continue reading

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Interpersonal Skills Fastest Route to Leadership Success

“The problem with (CEO)Leo Apotheker wasn’t lack of vision as much as a lack of execution and communication.”  HP Executive Chairman Ray Lane on the firing of HP’s CEO who had been on the job for only 11 months. You … Continue reading

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Traits of Successful People Video

We all want to know what can make us more successful. In some cases, we might be talking about money but really, what we want is more happiness, joy and to lead a successful life, however we define it. Donald … Continue reading

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The Gap in Leadership Development

Executive coach and best -selling author Marshall Goldsmith says, “If you ask the customers of business schools—today’s corporations—what their biggest critique is, they will tell you they want more focus on people, team building and interpersonal skills, and less training of … Continue reading

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