Five Essential Soft Skills to Become a Better Leader
One of the most rewarding and challenging things about being a leader is the diverse set of skills it requires. You need technical skills and expertise in your field, management skills, planning skills, and the list goes on. However, one set of skills that sometimes falls by the wayside but that’s essential to being an effective leader is soft skills.
The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Leadership
Although technical skills, drive and experience are all important traits of leaders, they only get you so far in the game. In order to most effectively lead and develop your people, you need another set of skills we believe to be essential to leadership success: Emotional Intelligence.
The Importance of Self-Care for Leaders
As a leader, it’s easy to think that 15 hour work days are the key to success. However, if you are able to dedicate more time to take care of yourself and chill out, you’ll be more centered and better equipped to lead your people effectively.
15 Quotes about the Importance of Integrity as a Leader
In this post, we talk about the importance of integrity as a leader and give you 15 quotes from great thinkers, artists and entrepreneurs to get you thinking about the concept in a new light.
Leadership Essentials: Lesson 1
Rick begins a 10-part series on Leadership Essentials that focuses on the core attributes of a leader. In this introductory lesson, he explores the importance of “doing what you say you’re going to do.”
The Inaugural BE Coaching Certification Retreat
A few short weeks ago, Behavioral Essentials hosted our first Coaching Certification Retreat in the beautiful Jemez Mountains in New Mexico. Curious what this looked like and want to hear from some of the participants? Read more!
How to Manage Highly Dominant Employees
If dominance isn’t one of your key behavioral attributes, confronting a highly dominant employee or coworker can be a scary and intimidating thing, but it is an essential skill to have as a leader. Once you become aware of how they think and realize that dominance isn’t a scary thing to them, you can learn to assert yourself and, consequently, grow yourself and your team.
The Self-Awareness Disconnect in Leaders (and what you can do about it)
The strengths and growth areas of all organizations start at the top, with the executive team. Deeply understanding your strengths and growth areas as a leader, and as a human being in general, is vitally important because they directly relate to the wellbeing of your employees and the organization, and this process of understanding begins with heightened self-awareness. However, recent data shows a drastic disconnect between self-perception and peer-perception.
6 Behavioral Scales of a Successful CEO
What makes a successful CEO? Though there is much debate on this topic, and inevitably amazing anomalies, we have determined that most successful CEO’s often share these same 6 behavioral traits when looking at their results on our behavioral assessment.