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Jen Shirkani
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Are You a Generous Leader?
I'm remembering an HBR article I read a few years back on successful team collaboration and it mentioned something about creating a "gift culture" and it got me thinking about how many leaders would be surprised to know that the word "stingy" could accurate...
Are You a Generous Leader?
Are You a Generous Leader?
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EQ&You: Don't Be a Middle Man
This week's micro-vlog is a common workplace happening that many leaders struggle with.
EQ&You: Don't Be a Middle Man
EQ&You: Don't Be a Middle Man
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EQ&You: Don't Be a Middle Man
This week's micro-vlog is a common workplace happening that leaders could handle differently.  
EQ&You: Don't Be a Middle Man
EQ&You: Don't Be a Middle Man
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How to Use Your EQ with a Boss Who Has None
The Clueless Boss Think Horrible Bosses . Okay, maybe not that bad, but working with someone with little self-awareness or empathy can make your life miserable. So how do you outsmart a boss that appears to have little to no EQ? Do frequent check-ins. The l...
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The Curse of Being Competent
There is an old saying, "If you want something to get done, give it to the busiest person you know."  If you are that person, the odds are your company will continue to lean on you, whether or not you have the bandwidth or aptitude. Too often, this dynamic ...
The Curse of Being Competent
The Curse of Being Competent
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EQ Does Not Equal Pushover
I recently presented at a leadership conference on Emotional Intelligence and shared with the audience that someone with high EQ understands he or she cannot always be kept comfortable, expecting the world to do the adjusting to them. Instead, they realize ...
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Leadership Litmus Test
Loss of sleep, strained relationships, loss of productivity, injuries and sick leave, increased customer complaints - these are just a few symptoms of unresolved conflict in the workplace.  "Unresolved conflict represents the largest reducible cost in many ...
Leadership Litmus Test
Leadership Litmus Test
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EQ&You on Building Resiliency: Ask For a Stretch Assignment
Here is Episode 4 of my bi-weekly vlog.  When is the last time you challenged yourself?
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Learning to Delegate
Every leader struggles with delegation; how much to
delegate? How important should the tasks that are delegated be? How do we know
when someone is "ready" for the next level of accountability? Is
there a balance between micro-managing and complete autonomy?...
Learning to Delegate
Learning to Delegate
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EQ&You: Perfectionism to a Fault
Episode three.    A common pitfall of being a perfectionist.
EQ&You: Perfectionism to a Fault
EQ&You: Perfectionism to a Fault
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