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A Story from Google Shows You Don’t Need Power to Drive Strategy. Brian Fitzpatrick joined Google as a senior software engineer in 2005, shortly after the company’s IPO.

A Story from Google Shows You Don’t Need Power to Drive Strategy

Build an Organization That’s Less Busy and More Strategic. 10 Principles of Organization Design. A global electronics manufacturer seemed to live in a perpetual state of re-organization.

10 Principles of Organization Design

Introducing a new line of communication devices for the Asian market required reorienting its sales, marketing, and support functions. Migrating to cloud-based business applications called for changes to the IT organization. Altogether, it had reorganized six times in 10 years. Suddenly, however, the company found itself facing a different challenge. How Poor Decision-Making Affects Your Returns. In order to invest successfully, you need to be skilled at decision-making.

How Poor Decision-Making Affects Your Returns

This is true if you are a do-it-yourself investor or if you rely on recommendations from your financial advisor. The many decisions you must confront include whether or not to engage in stock picking, market timing and attempts to select an outperforming fund manager who tries to "beat the index. " There is, however, an alternative. You could be an "evidence-based investor" and capture the returns of the global marketplace, less the low management fees of index-based funds. Making these decisions is not easy. How You Make Decisions Is as Important as What You Decide. Conventional thinking has suggested that leadership positions go to those who aggressively plan their careers with a keen eye for building the right skills to reach top jobs.

How You Make Decisions Is as Important as What You Decide

Others believe that leaders are born, not made. But according to research one of us (Julia) conducted for her book Pivot Points, the key differentiator between the career arc of someone who becomes a successful business leader and the average person is consistency in how the person makes major decisions. Does Technology Impact a Child's Emotional Intelligence?  Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves define Emotional Intelligence (EI) as the "ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and your ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships.

Does Technology Impact a Child's Emotional Intelligence? 

" How has technology impacted EI, especially among digital natives? Daniel Goleman, author of several books on the subject, says that the expanding hours spent alone with gadgets and digital tools could lower EI due to shrinkages in the time young people spend in face-to-face interactions. Quite rightly, as technologies divert our attention away from a realistic present, there exists the danger of disconnect that decreases EI. Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed  When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 percent of the time.

Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed 

This anomaly threw a massive wrench into what many people had always assumed was the sole source of success -- IQ. Decades of research now point to emotional intelligence as the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack. Emotional Intelligence is the "something" in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions that achieve positive results. Emotional intelligence is made up of four core skills that pair up under two primary competencies: personal competence and social competence. Personal competence comprises your self-awareness and self-management skills, which focus more on you individually than on your interactions with other people.

Emotional Intelligence Predicts Performance. Job satisfaction jumped in 2014, report says. Job satisfaction increased last year for the first time in four years as an improving economy gave employers more flexibility in hiring and workers more confidence to seek out jobs they really want, according to a report released Tuesday by the Society for Human Resources Management.

Job satisfaction jumped in 2014, report says

Eight-six percent of U.S. employees reported overall satisfaction with their jobs last year, up from 81 percent in 2013. It's the biggest jump since the trade association started conducting the annual survey in 2002. The job satisfaction rate had decreased steadily from a high of 86 percent in 2009 to 81 percent in 2012 and 2013. When the employees surveyed were asked what factors they considered "very important" for job satisfaction, the top response was "respectful treatment of all employees at all levels," followed by "trust between employees and senior management. " The Personality Traits That Will Get You Hired. When you're interviewing for a job, you know you need to sell the hiring manager on why your background, skills and industry experience are a match for the position.

The Personality Traits That Will Get You Hired

But there's one crucial piece of the puzzle that you shouldn't overlook: Is your personality right for the job? "When companies are assessing job candidates, they're looking for ... someone who is not only proficient in a particular function, but also has the right personality," said Rosemary Haefner, chief human resources officer at career resource and job-listing site CareerBuilder. "It's important to highlight soft skills that can give employers an idea of how quickly you can adapt and solve problems, whether you can be relied on to follow through, and how effectively you can lead and motivate others.


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