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Emotional Intelligence as a Leadership Predictor

Rita Balian Allen | Posted 07.20.2016 | Business
Rita Balian Allen

Everyone is familiar with the term 'intelligence quotient' or IQ as a measure of intelligence. However, is it the best predictor of success especially as a leader? There is another level of intelligence that is viewed equally, if not more importantly, as a measure of potential leadership success and ultimately organizational performance...and that is emotional intelligence or EQ.

Innovating During Tough Times

David B. Nast | Posted 07.20.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

When should you innovate? When times are tough, most organizations cut costs and hope to weather the storm. As we've discussed in previous articles, hope is not a strategy, and the best time to innovate is ALWAYS.

As a CEO, Are You Damaging Yourself With Political Rants on Facebook?

Mike Harden | Posted 07.18.2016 | Business
Mike Harden

I have been watching in utter amazement as I see CEOs and senior level executives posting political comments on Facebook and tweeting out their support for particular candidates in this year's election. But what has truly amazed me is the level of partisanship that is being posted in the public domain.

Making the Leap to Owning a Small Business

Rachel Verlik | Posted 07.14.2016 | Business
Rachel Verlik

After 20 years in a corporate and government career, I traded in security and income for entrepreneurship. I recently left my Federal job to become a small business owner offering leadership/career coaching, training, and consulting. And oh, what a trip it has been.

When To Quit

David B. Nast | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

Unless you are giving up cigarettes, quitting carries a negative connotation. When does it make sense to give up on your goals? Goal-setting is impo...

Are You Feeling Disconnected?

Kristin Swarcheck | Posted 07.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kristin Swarcheck

How many versions of yourself do you have? Do you have mini, separate parts of your personality? Do you feel disconnected? Does this burden you? Do yo...

Joint Ventures: Risks And Rewards

David B. Nast | Posted 07.05.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

A joint venture is a partnership of two or more organizations. So when does it make sense to consider a joint venture and what are the risks versus the rewards?

What's The Deal With These Chips?

David Andrés Kietzman | Posted 07.01.2016 | Impact
David Andrés Kietzman

It seems that the new security chips that are embedded into our credit cards annoy everyone. I know that the chip technology protects us from credit card fraud and provides "that extra protection" we need against counterfeit fraud...but it's annoying!

Let Freedom Ring

Amy Smalarz | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Amy Smalarz

It's Thursday evening - the night before an extra long weekend where my family and I, with friends, will be celebrating another 4th of July. And for t...

Our Thoughts Determine Our Reality

Kristin Swarcheck | Posted 06.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kristin Swarcheck

I had an awakening today. I realized the true power of my journey to find my worthiness. I can remember five years ago when I was unhappy in my marria...

Busting The Confidence Myth: 5 Ways To Get Yours Back

Catherine A. Wood | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Catherine A. Wood

Each one of us is meant to be successful and it is up to you to show up powerfully, to own your worth and to re-program your confidence. Maybe your confidence is playing hide and seek with you and it's holding you back. Here are five ways to get yours back:

Asking For Help

David B. Nast | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

Some people think asking for help is a sign of weakness. Others believe if you want something done right, do it yourself. Reject these notions.

One Skill That Will Dramatically Increase Your Likelihood of Success

Milena Milićević | Posted 06.21.2016 | Impact
Milena Milićević

This weekend I was on a journey: my classmates celebrated ten years since our high-school prom in the north of Serbia. Nothing in life is a better equ...

Post-Merger Integration vs. Disintegration

David B. Nast | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

71% of post-merger integrations (PMIs) fail, according to a 2015 study conducted by Deloitte. Bain & Co. examined 24,000 transactions over a 10 year ...

The One Thing to Achieve...

Amy Smalarz | Posted 06.10.2016 | Women
Amy Smalarz

Okay - this isn't the first time you have seen this headline, right? As a matter of fact, there was an article on Inc.com yesterday titled The 1 Thing...

A Letter to the "Aspiring"

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business
20 Beautiful Women

Written by: Maleeka T. Hollaway Dear "Aspiring" Entrepreneur & Small Business Owner: We are half way through 2016, so let me take a new approach. ...

Nixing Your Negative Traits

Beth Weissenberger | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Beth Weissenberger

We all have negative traits that come out under certain circumstances at work. Whether it's when we're stressed, worried, overwhelmed, or, the new age...

If Your Life Were a Piece of Art, Would You Buy It?

Jody Michael | Posted 06.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jody Michael

Whether you're an executive running a Fortune 500 company, an entrepreneur launching your own business or a parent running a household, the details that get your attention will culminate in your work of art. You are, after all, sculpting your future in every moment.

Mapping Your Company's Genome

David B. Nast | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

What if you knew exactly what attributes were needed to have a Rock-Star in every position within your company? What if you could evaluate all new hires to help select high-potential candidates and know where they need coaching to perform at their best?

Your Unveiling Awaits

Kristin Swarcheck | Posted 06.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kristin Swarcheck

Who are you? Are you ready to reveal your most authentic self? Are you willing to commit to the journey of self-realization and discover the inner peace and bliss that you so rightly deserve?

How to Make Sure You Don't Get Overlooked for the Next Promotion

Kate Snowise | Posted 05.25.2016 | Business
Kate Snowise

There is no sure-fire method to make sure you will be promoted, but there are a number of things you can do to demonstrate you possess traits that will help you keep moving up the chain of command.

The Recipe For Talent Retention

David B. Nast | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

Savvy difference-makers know how to research and network. They will find current and former employees on LinkedIn and chat with industry insiders to get the scoop on what it's really like to work there.

Leaders Must Understand and Empathize With People's Needs to Defeat Radical Fear- and Anger-Mongering

Reiner Lomb | Posted 05.20.2016 | Business
Reiner Lomb

People's anger and frustration, both in the U.S. and around the world, has reached a critical point.

How Are You Building Your 'Personal Brand'?

Rita Balian Allen | Posted 05.19.2016 | Business
Rita Balian Allen

Every professional needs to empower themselves to own their careers. We are in a competitive and demanding global, multigenerational marketplace where our ability to articulate our value is essential.

The Definitive Guide to Becoming a Life Coach

Jen Smith | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Jen Smith

In recent years, many people are deciding to change careers and become life coaches. Being a life coach is about empowering others in making the most of their lives and reaching the goals that they want to reach. Life coaching is an interesting and rewarding job and no two days will be exactly the same! So how do you know if you should become a life coach?