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IQ is the Best Predictor of Leadership Potential

IQ is the Best Predictor of Leadership Potential | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
At the Halogen Software Conference, Dr. Henryk Krajewski said that IQ is the best predictor of leadership potential. He explains why EQ isn’t.
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Now, it's shocking, isn't it? So much ado about the EQ leadership that slowly we downgraded the IQ... Now, this interview will not completely change everything back, he just says: both IQ and EQ is important and IQ is better (the best) predictor of leadership potential.... it does not say that a leader without EQ could be successful but it says that the IQ is a necessary though not sufficient factor to make a good leader... with this latter one I can live with...:-)))

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David Hain's curator insight, October 28, 2013 3:10 AM

Interesting, personally I'm an EQ guy.

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Beyond a Yes or a No: My Daughter's Answer and My Aha for Success

Beyond a Yes or a No: My Daughter's Answer and My Aha for Success | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Few months ago, one late Sunday morning, I had a bowl in hand and was cajoling my younger daughter to have few more morsels of food. My 6 year old, older daughter, was in the same room- she was apparently doing her own thing but I knew she was watching from the corner of her eye. Who can resist watching the gymnastics between a parent and a young child unfold?  For my part, I like to stimulate conversations. So, I teasingly asked my older daughter – “would you like to feed your sister?” I wanted
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“It’s a beautiful day and I CAN’T see it…” – says the sign and the people

 have become much more generous...

 

This small clip I have seen earlier has been put into a new, more general framework and it has too received a bigger significance... there are people who give, give and there are people who are just thinking a little bit and help n another level (the other related  even more famous metaphor of the giving fish to eat and helping to learn hot to do fishing...). In the middle there are the majority of people who give in the relation to what they receive, they are more or less scrupulously judgmental in this....

 

The words are important we use towards the others (and towards ourselves!!) 

More than anything, as we pick up the morning milk cartons,“Be conscious of your words” are perfect for magnets on the fridge.  Simple things matter and words are simple to execute and yet powerful in impact... "

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So, Why Are You Alive Today?

So, Why Are You Alive Today? | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Why we need to take a deep-dive to our soulIt was 5 AM. I stretched my body to wakefulness. It was going to be just another day. In a flash, my mind was invaded by a troubling question, “So, why are you alive today?”Like a shot out of a canon, I was out of bed like a cat on fire. By the time I got downstairs, heart pounding as if to eject itself out of my rib-cage! I had a thin, cold bead of sweat on my brow.Grief has a way of gripping at the core of a human being. The loss of a family member ca
Miklos Szilagyi's insight:

Excellent question... or one even better is: "What will you do with your life today?"

 

The author's response (related to the ever-important priority dilemma): 


"My name is Kimunya, and I have four priorities in life. First is a husband, second is dad to our three children, and third is my faith. Only when these priorities are aligned can I launch into my fourth priority. This is to serve others in leadership, communication and branding.”


Mine is the following: 


"My name is Miklós Szilágyi. My first priority is my sons, my love and my mother-in-law, My second priority is the faith in myself. My third priority is the faith that I can make others thinking and by that they could have more choices, options, hopes and harmony..."

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A Better Way to Become A Better Person - Personal Growth

A Better Way to Become A Better Person - Personal Growth | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
The whole premise of wanting to become a better person means we are in the completely wrong paradigm and whatever we do will filter through that paradigm

Via The People Development Network
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:-))) I'm OK, you're OK... 

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Here’s Why Your Brain Seems Mostly Dormant - Issue 27: Dark Matter - Nautilus

Here’s Why Your Brain Seems Mostly Dormant - Issue 27: Dark Matter - Nautilus | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

You’ve probably heard the myth that the average person uses only 10 percent of their brain. It’s a seductive lie because it suggests that we could be more than we are. Sci-fi movies like Limitless and Lucy, whose protagonists gain super-human abilities by accessing latent mental capacities, have exploited the myth. Neuroscientists, on the other hand, have long loathed it. Eighty years of studies confirm that every part of the brain is active throughout the course of a day. Save those who have suffered serious brain injury, we use all of our brains, all of the time.

But, like many legends, the 10 percent myth also carries a grain of truth. In the last 20 years, scientists have discovered that our cortex follows a strangely familiar pattern: A small minority of neurons output the vast majority of activity. It’s not that we don’t use 90 percent of our brain, but that many neurons remain eerily quiet even during use. The story behind this silence is more profound than the boosted IQs and temporary clairvoyance from the movies. It speaks to the basic principles of how our minds represent reality in the first place.

#neuroeconomy #Behavioral_economy 


Via Alessandro Cerboni
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We can make our lazy neurone spike more... through learning...:-)))

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Intuíció és a véletlen...

Intuíció és a véletlen... | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Például két dolog, ami néha eszembe jut, ami úton-útfélen szembe jön, és ha nem is tudok megváltoztatni egy kialakult véleményt (mint Socrates-től idéztem a múltkor a Facebokon: Nem tanítok…
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"...Az hogy valaki miért gondolja, hogy nincs véletlen, így szerencse sem, itt ugye elágazhat, bizonyos vallások szerint minden előre meg van írva, de a mindennapi, "nyugatos" gondolkodás is könnyen eljuthat oda, hogy szabad akaratunkban minden tőlünk függ..."
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3 Facebook Metrics That Don’t Mean What You Think They Mean

3 Facebook Metrics That Don’t Mean What You Think They Mean | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
No, that Facebook metric you're obsessing over doesn't actually mean what you think it does. Here's a look at three you're likely messing up!
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Well, I read through it quickly, still don't understand it completely but perhaps you, lucky guys have more patience to it... looks like a good one if that's what you're searching for...:-)))
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The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding

The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
A comprehensive look at the role color plays in marketing and how it impacts customer engagement.
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Colors and our subconscious...:-))) always interesting topic...

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Colors and our subconscious...:-))) always interesting topic...

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9 Public Speaking Tips that Will Make Your Gestures World-Class

9 Public Speaking Tips that Will Make Your Gestures World-Class | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

Gestures, gesturesRemember the last time ? Your facial muscles where tense and your gestures and posture expressed anger. Did you notice what happened while public speaking

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Gestures, gestures... we all know how metacommunication is determining, still, still, there is a room for improvement...:-)))

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7 livres coup de coeur de 2013, pouvant profondément vous influencer

7 livres coup de coeur de 2013, pouvant profondément vous influencer | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
J’ai commencé à lire tard, en 2010. J’ai 32 ans. En 2010, j’ai lu 6 livres. En 2011 5 livres. L’année du début de mon changement de vie en 2012, j’ai l
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A blog post written 2 years ago, always valid, about 7 excellent English books basically about self-improvement... the remarks are also good but they are in French...

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You'll Only Achieve Success by Taking Massive Levels of Action

You'll Only Achieve Success by Taking Massive Levels of Action | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
You must live a life where you cross lines and push limits. You must commit to and demand to create success in your personal life and business.
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It's a good one...:-))) OK, there is the  no action, OK, that's also an action, an option. More interesting is the retreat when you just pulling out yourselves of the thing... then comes the "normal" action what we are normally calling "action"... Then comes the massive action... OK, the whole thing is a sales pitch bit a good one at that...  and if you are with me, this pair of lines give you a new perspective, even if form the link it's not totally clear (for me at least...)  what massive action is but from the 4 steps I start to gather something out of it... let's do it together...:-))) and if you fall to the sales pitch, it's even better to the guy, I'm not jealous at all...:-)))

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7 Deadly Leadership Sins

7 Deadly Leadership Sins | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
The emergence of new leadership is seemingly slow.  With the world crying out for effective and “switched on” leadership, the gap still, it seems, is wide.  According to DDI’s 2014/2015 Leadership forecast , a mere 25% of HR Professionals polled, thought their organisations leadership as high quality, while only 40% of leaders say the quality of their organisations leadership is high.  As would be expected the remedy according to the research is for improved and structured leadership development

Via The People Development Network
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Good one... bonus: link to a 75 p long leadership research...

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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, July 27, 1:15 PM

THE 7 DEADLY LEADERSHIP SINS WANT KEEP YOU OUT OF HEAVEN BUT THEYJUST MIGHT KEEP YOU OUT OF MAKING SOME HEAVEN BUSINESS DOLLARS WHILE YOU ARE ON EARTH. COMING CLEAN AND DOING IT A NEW NO DEALY BUSINESS LEADERSHIP WAY JUST MIGHT INCREASE YOUR MARKETING ! SUCCESS!!

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Should you fake empathy?

Should you fake empathy? | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Have a nice day, and we hope you come back soon!” gushes the Disney store employee as I leave the premises. No matter how much I travel, I cannot get over my innate British cynicism which makes me want to roll my eyes at this enforced corporate cheerfulness.

But look deeper into the origins of that farewell and it is possible that somewhere in this enormous corporation there exists a genuine desire that their customers have ‘nice’ days. It may have occurred to somebody in the company that customers who have a good time really are more likely to return.

Indeed, the empathy and friendliness on display often isn’t fake at all, but a sincere attempt from headquarters to present a more human face to the outside world—and for solid business reasons. It is not a distraction from the more important business of making money. Rather it is an aid to making money.

Via David Hain
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In short: "Yes, it's better than nothing..."... in a little bit longer: "yes and it's better to be a first step on the journey towards a real one..." ...and in little bit even longer one: read the post...:-)))

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David Hain's curator insight, July 17, 6:01 AM

Is faking empathy really plastic, or can it lead to the real thing? Interesting take from Belinda Parmar

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Falling Masks

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Leaders, who dare to let their guard down and keep an open mind, are less fearful than those in rusty armours hiding behind the words of no, wait andmaybe tomorrow.

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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A true and short story about a Dannish banker who - confronted  by not some rather  real questions - did not run/hide himself behind a comforted "It's really not my problem..." mask but has dared to think them over and he could stay in the no-men's-land of dubts and fear... he showed how to face/szood up to real challenging ideas...

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How Successful People Overcome Uncertainty

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Our brains are hardwired to make much of modern life difficult. This is especially true when it comes to dealing with uncertainty. On the bright side, if you know the right tricks, you can override your brain’s irrational tendencies and handle uncertainty effectively.Our brains give us fits when facing uncertainty because they’re wired to react to it with fear. In a recent study, a Caltech neuroeconomist imaged subjects’ brains as they were forced to make increasingly uncertain bets—the same kin
Miklos Szilagyi's insight:

The best parts in the order I like (on my map...:-))) – read the article, as for me for this comment, I picked up the main terms and put my interpretation to them:

 

They know what they know – and what they don’t (OK, it’s the „Socrates-line” but don’t forget the „quadrant” of they accept that there shoudl be things that they do not know that they do not know about...)

 

They embrace that which they can’t control (OK, I would reformulate, they accept/understand and can live with things what they can’t control and even things they do not know abouth they exist...)

 

They focus only on what matters (i.e. they choose/focus on the things they have influence on and they do this on the base of the Pareto law of 80/20%)

 

They don’t seek perfection (they always weighing what is necessary and useful level in the given situation)

 

They don’t dwell on problems (it’s basically the „how” of the 2 before, they don’t spent unnecessary time on problems, they focus rather on solutions – as we know, the solution is not necessarily yields from the analysis of the problem...)

 

They trust when to trust their gut (OK, it’s BS (in this formulation) and the  biggest hurdle... you should be cautious and even sometimes cynical & challenging vis à vis your intuition, aka gut... it is a tremendous ally when used appropriately and a visious enemy if not... only your life practice can tell you which one when comes out...  there is no standard answers...)

 

They quiet their limbic system (in practical terms they learn as far as they could how they operate and learn to spot the beginning of the fear-mongering and they fabricate a more or less sophisticated alarm system about how to early recognize it and do something about it... the „do something about it” means that they spot those collateral & on the fear superimposed & irrational, agrandizing thinking patterns which has a tendency to make things worsen and analyse/defuse them...)

 

They stay positive... (OK, with the above things done this come quasi automatically...:-))) I think (personally) that this rule of „stay positive” is not very easy to put into operative terms while the above actions very much are...:-)))

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'Subjective time' can improve your bottom line

'Subjective time' can improve your bottom line | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Time flies when you're having fun, but minutes can feel like hours in a dentist's waiting room. Our ideas of "time" are highly subjective and can depend on a stimulus — or the lack of one — in our environment.
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Small things to mitigate the subjective time for waiting customers, e.g. give them info how long will it be, offer them coffee, use more staff in the customer service center, it will pay off.... you effectively turn off customers when you let them wait indefinite time and at all to wait to be able to buy something from you...

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Entropy at alii...

Entropy at alii... | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

"...Let us explain this idea with an actual example. A crowd of thousands of American spectators at an international hockey match chants during the game “U-S-A! U-S-A!” We have an extremely ordered, extremely degenerated state with minimal entropy and information. Then, as soon as the period of the hockey game is over, everybody is starting to talk to each other during a break, and a clear slogan is replaced by a muffled roar, in which the “macroscopic” observer finds no meaning. However, for the “microscopic” observer who walks between seats around the arena, each separate conversation makes a lot of sense. If one writes down all of them, it would be a long series of volumes instead of three syllables endlessly repeated during the previous 20 minutes. As a result, chaos replaced order, the system degraded and its entropy sharply increased for the “macroobserver”, but for the “microobserver” (and for the system itself in its entirety), information fantastically increased, and the system passed from an extremely degraded, simple, ordered and poor information state into a much more chaotic, complex, rich and informative one. In other words, everything depends on the point of view. If the observer is at the micro-level and is interested first of all in information about microstates, he will not name it “chaos” or “noise”. If, on the other hand, the observer is located at the macro-level, he as “commander-in-chief” is interested in the total disposition of troops and their fighting spirit and not in relations between the two individual soldiers, their fears and ideals..."

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It's a quote from

"Entropy, Information and Complexity or Which Aims the Arrow of Time?"

by George E. Mikhailovsky and Alexander P. Levich...


I am always using the entropy in the sense appearing here and like very much the table, it's really a rich one...:-))) 

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Missing Link Found From Brain To The Immune System - PsyBlog

Missing Link Found From Brain To The Immune System - PsyBlog | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

Vessels discovered in the brain that were thought not to exist — could revolutionise study of neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s.

The brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist, new research reports.

The finding means the textbooks will have to be rewritten.

Discovery of the vessels may also revolutionise the study of neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s and autism.

Professor Jonathan Kipnis, who led the research, was initially sceptical about the results:

- See more at: http://www.spring.org.uk/2015/08/missing-link-found-from-brain-to-the-immune-system.php#sthash.ttouZel9.dpuf

Via Alessandro Cerboni
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It's good... it's always good to know more...:-)))

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Selling With Story -- How To Ask For The Sale

Selling With Story -- How To Ask For The Sale | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Today’s post is part three of a transcript from my recent interview on the Voice America Business Channel show ‘Story Powered’ hosted by Lianne Picot.

Via Karen Dietz
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"...You tell the stories and say, “And imagine if we could do that” or “Imagine if we could scale that across your entire organisation”. You want the ability for people to go, “That’s the end point I want to get to”. But when you’re asking, when you’re really asking for the business, I think it’s the time to be a bit quiet, to sit there and wait. I think it’s a key thing... " - Great...:-))) It's very solution-focused by the way...:-))))


Also, Karen Dietz comments it (I like her posts, shares too...):


"What a great post. Here two of my business storytelling colleagues (Lianne Picot interviews Shawn Callahan) talk about successfully using storytelling in sales. It's the last of a 4 part series, and there's a link to the other interviews with Shawn in the article.

 

What I love about this installment is that it focuses on closing the sale. I get this question all the time -- how do I use stories to close the sale?

 

As Shawn says -- you don't. It is very important know when to NOT tell a story. This is one of those moments. He explains all about it in the article.

 

Shawn shares a lot of wisdom in this post. It's also a podcast you can download and listen to. Go dig into it now..."

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, August 6, 7:50 PM

What a great post. Here two of my business storytelling colleagues (Lianne Picot interviews Shawn Callahan) talk about successfully using storytelling in sales. It's the last of a 4 part series, and there's a link to the other interviews with Shawn in the article.


What I love about this installment is that it focuses on closing the sale. I get this question all the time -- how do I use stories to close the sale?


As Shawn says -- you don't. It is very important know when to NOT tell a story. This is one of those moments. He explains all about it in the article.


Shawn shares a lot of wisdom in this post. It's also a podcast you can download and listen to. Go dig into it now.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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4 Magical Business Lessons From 'The Happiest Place on Earth'

4 Magical Business Lessons From 'The Happiest Place on Earth' | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Disneyland is not only a place for kids and adults to have fun. It's an exceptionally well-run business that any entrepreneur could glean valuable information from.
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Walt Disney still teaches us...:-))) Most of the points are  easily (?!) and effectively usable in any scales...:-)))

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14 Twitter Tools We Can’t Stop Telling You About

14 Twitter Tools We Can’t Stop Telling You About | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
At Social Quant, we love Twitter. 
This is our bread and butter.
But using Social Quant alone isn’t going to make you a Twitter rock star – you need more!
You need great content, to engage with your followers, build relationships, analyze your efforts, participate in Twitter Chats, stay on top of
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Are you starting with Twitter? Or you are an experienced one? Doesn't matter, I am sure you will find useful things in it...

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5 Hacks To Kill It With Social Media Productivity Without Wasting All Your Time

5 Hacks To Kill It With Social Media Productivity Without Wasting All Your Time | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Social media plays a big role in our lives. It creates a safe place to bond with our tribe and create meaningful relationships. If we are smart about it, these relationships grow into massive opportunities.

Avoiding social media would be the same as living under a rock. If you're an entrepre
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Good summary and motivation for boosting your social media presence...:-)))

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Busting the Myth That “ People Don’t Like Change ”

Busting the Myth That “ People Don’t Like Change ” | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
In a change it is vital to think about the people and what they are going to lose (and also what their perceived losses will be).

Via The People Development Network
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"...Managing change is never easy, but it can be managed more effectively by remembering that people are not resisting change – they are resisting loss..."

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Rob Duke's curator insight, July 29, 10:10 PM

My guess is that most cops would embrace change that preserved most of their interests (safety, ability to arrest most serious offenders, etc.).

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Top 3 Leadership Attributes Women Need in the 21st Century

Top 3 Leadership Attributes Women Need in the 21st Century | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
A 2015 study from Pew Research Center found that the majority of the American public agrees that women are as capable and qualified for corporate leadership as men are. Pew reports that "most Americans find women indistinguishable from men on key leadership traits such as intelligence and capacity for innovation, with many saying they're stronger than men in terms of being compassionate and organized leaders."

But as we all know, at the end of the day, that vote of confidence hasn't resulted in gender equality in top leadership positions. There's no need to restate the numbers; if you need a refresher, my recent post on growing momentum globally for gender quotas tells some of the story.

At SHAMBAUGH, our goal is to provide solutions rather than to dwell on why these challenges relating to women's leadership aren't progressing quickly enough. To that end, here is a summary of three top capabilities that women need to thrive as leaders, based on a recent McKinsey study of 250 high-ranking female executives and validated by SHAMBAUGH's own research:

Via David Hain
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Resilience, grit and confidence... insight... good, like it...:-)))

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3 ladders to raise female leaders to the top?

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, July 24, 1:05 PM

What do you think? Are these valid?

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Teaching Empathy

Teaching Empathy | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

Gwen Dewar

Teaching empathy? This might sound strange if you think of empathy as a talent--something we either have or lack.

 

But research also suggests that empathy is a complex phenomenon involving several component skills:

 

 A sense of self-awareness and the ability to distinguish one’s own feelings from the feelings of others.•Taking another person’s perspective (or, alternatively, “putting oneself in another person’s shoes”).•Being able to regulate one’s own emotional responses.These skills might seem like standard-issue, grown-up social skills, and indeed they are.

 

Tips

 Address your child’s own needs, and teach him how to “bounce back” from distressBe a “mind-minded” parentSeize everyday opportunities to model—and induce—sympathetic feelings for other peopleHelp kids discover what they have in common with other peopleTeach kids about the hot-cold empathy gapHelp kids explore other roles and perspectivesShow kids how to “make a face” while they try to imagine how someone else feels.Help kids develop a sense of morality that depends on internal self-control, not on rewards or punishmentsTeach (older) kids about mechanisms of moral disengagement Inspire good feelings (and boost oxytocin levels) through pleasant social interactions and physical affection
Via Edwin Rutsch
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Nicht nur für den Kinder...:-))) (it's in English!)

 

PS: I especially like the info about the hot-cold empathy trap...

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Questions to Evoke Stories and Find Business Buyer Pain Points

Finding buyer pain is one of the first steps in the sales process. This deck shows you how to get there.

Via Karen Dietz
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Some good hints how to go deeper in the subjects...

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, July 17, 11:52 AM

This SlideShare never mentions stories, but believe me -- the questions posed here will definitely spark stories in your prospects, and stories are exactly what you need. 


Why? Because they are the richest form for finding out your customer's pain points. As we all know, this is a critical ingredient for making a sale.


I particularly like how the first few slides make the point that most prospects are numb to their pain. As the author (Juliana Crispo) of this post shares, sales happen when that pain is felt. Hence the questions that will evoke stories.


Write these questions down and keep them handy for when you are chatting with potential customers. I think it will make a world of difference.


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