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In today’s business world, leaders who understand the value of EQ will render obsolete badly behaving bosses. As employees continue to call for an end to incivility in the workplace, increasing EQ at all levels of leadership will become critical.
You can’t expect your employees to know what you left unsaid, especially any chatter going on in your head.
People struggle constantly with communication issues.
Even when you do it well, sometimes you need to repeat it, say it differently, or repeat it back in their words so you know everyone’s on the same page.
The purpose of a vacation is to, among other things, take a break that allows you to be mentally and physically ready for the challenges you may face when you return to work.
“These are the same challenges being faced by businesses everywhere,” Aldisert noted. “The American workplace has fundamentally changed, and wise employers will recognize their new reality and build strategies to make it work for them.”
Do you differentiate between strategies that focus on top-line growth versus the bottom line? These are two very different approaches, and many business owners do not distinguish between them.
“This study lays the foundation of an entrepreneurial leadership model that hadn’t been articulated before,” Aldisert said. “It clearly defines the behavior and motivators of entrepreneurial individuals so that they can be more easily identified and nurtured. Moreover, it validates earlier studies of serial entrepreneurs.”
Vacations are meant to be a time to recharge yourself so when you do go back to work, you are more focused and able to deal with the tasks ahead, which may have seemed overwhelming before the vacation.
- Acknowledge that you may have some separation anxiety from the office, but don’t obsess over it.
- Thoughtfully prepare in advance. Your colleagues, reporters and clients will appreciate that you let them know you’ll be away on vacation.
- Enlist the help of your family or travel companions. You don’t want to ruin their time by always checking your email or texting. So create and keep your boundaries.
- The less you contact your colleagues, the happier they will be. Give them the opportunity to show you what they can do.
- Do something that you want to do every day while on vacation. With something to look forward to, you’ll enjoy being away from your day-to-day work.
- Make sure that your choice of vacation venue fits your state of mind. If you’re exhausted, then don’t pick a destination that involves whirlwind activity.
Many entrepreneurs don’t think of themselves as leaders.
The foundation for the research involved using an assessment that covered three different dimensions: behavior, motivators and professional skills. These factors created a snapshot of entrepreneurial leadership not previously documented in a doctoral study.
“If a couple shares values and goals, it is easy to transfer that passion into a business,” says Lisa Aldisert, a Manhattan-based management consultant and executive coach who works with couples. “It’s not unusual anymore.”
Employers should be calm and acknowledge that workers will have issues.
“If [owners] are experiencing anxiety, that’s going to be replicated faster than they can imagine across their staff,” said Lisa Aldisert, president of Pharos Alliance, a New York-based consulting firm. “Since every owner has some anxiety, they have to be additionally mindful and careful of their tone of voice, their facial expressions, their body language so that they’re not saying one thing and meaning another.”
If taking a personality-assessment test seems unsettling, you aren’t going to like this little fact: Your answers can require a retest, as if your personality failed to parallel park.
NEW YORK (Money Magazine) – These days it’s sometimes hard to know what to worry about more — the weak economy, the volatile stock market, unemployment or our usual concerns about families and friends.
Corporations realize they must face and embrace the changes that diversity in the workplace brings.
Often, the tendency is to think everyone sees the same thing in the same way. “If you’re a white man, your perspective is that everyone thinks and talks like white men,” said Lisa Aldisert, author of Valuing People: How Human Capital Can be Your Strongest Asset.
Successful businesses that stand the test of time inevitably are those that best learn how to deal with and profit from change. Many times, this means taking a step back and refocusing on your business.
The way you deliver employee feedback can affect how your business grows. How do you deliver feedback? Some people embrace opportunities to offer positive accolades for a job well done. Others are quick to criticize what didn’t work well and focus on what needs to be done differently the next time.
“A lot of companies don’t know how to measure it,” said Lisa Aldisert, a management consultant and author of Valuing People: How Human Capital Can Be Your Strongest Asset. “It’s a combination of art and science.”
Training is good for employee relations, but few companies measure the long-term effectiveness of training on employees or its impact on their bottom line.
“A lot of companies don’t know how to measure it,” said Lisa Aldisert, a management consultant and author of “Valuing People: How Human Capital Can Be Your Strongest Asset” (Dearborn Trade Publishing, 2002, $27). “It’s a combination of art and science.”
Aldisert explains that while the traditional business model is hierarchal, with a boss at the top passing down arbitrary decisions, “women tend to embrace the stewardship model, where you embrace all the talents of the team, and where the objective is for everyone to have a role and to feel good about the outcome.”