the ceo magazine, entrepreneurship,
Derek Lidow, Author , Building on Bedrock: What Sam Walton, Walt Disney and Other Great Self-Made Entrepreneurs Can Teach Us About Building Valuable Companies

At crucial decision points for growing a business, leaders often find themselves in the position of fledgling entrepreneurs. They may have been tasked with launching a new business, entering a new market where past experience doesn’t apply, running a recent acquisition, or finding ways to revitalize an ailing product line. They may even have been encouraged to be entrepreneurial by the boss or the board. In those cases and others they can get ahead of the game by doing three things:

emotional intelligence leadership

Research at the Harvard Business School has shown that Emotional Intelligence (EQ) – the ability to manage our own emotions and connect to the emotions of others – counts for twice as much as IQ and technical skills combined in determining who will be successful in their career and in life.  This is true if you are a CEO, the VP of Sales or Finance, or an individual contributor. 

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Andy Sargent, Pack Up Your Troubles: A “Kitbag of Leadership Skills for Busy Managers”

Being a CEO may not be the loneliest job in the world but it certainly competes. When I was advising the Chairman and CEO of a multi national trading corporation, he once said rather wistfully: “You know what the trouble is: everyone wants to give you good news and that’s usual. But it’s worse than that because the so called good news is based on what they think “good” looks like. So what happens when they don’t really know?”

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