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Listening: Examples from Great Leaders

As a leader, the ability to listen to those around you is critical – and listening goes far beyond hearing. Listening is a skill that has to be learned and honed. Like all skills, we can learn much from leaders of the past who mastered the practice. Nelson Mandela, who was known for listening to …

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Leading With Emotional Intelligence

How would you rate your emotional intelligence (EI)? Defined as an awareness of your own and others’ emotions, it is also the ability to manage those emotions in ways that help others productively navigate difficult situations. It is a prerequisite for good leadership in that it helps you to deal with challenges and build relationships.  …

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Build Your Virtual IQ℠ Series

Both during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, the way we work is changing. With so many people now working from home, it can be challenging for leaders and teams to navigate how to both stay connected and collaborate effectively. We’re here to assist you with that challenge. As a team, we at Innolect have changed …

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Racial Injustice: Use Your Voice to Cry for Action

“Always do the right thing even when the right thing is the hard thing.” — Bryan Stevenson The book, Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, uses compelling stories of racial injustice to demonstrate the need to fix the United States’ flawed justice system. The recent deaths of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery have magnified inequities, prejudice and …

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Learning Leaders Need to Know How to Navigate Uncertainty

Think for a moment about what you have learned during the recent “shelter in place” and social distance mandates. While business professionals have used video-conferencing and younger generations have used facetime for years, millions of others recently expanded their options to stay connected. If fortunate enough to have internet access, you are likely learning new …

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Storytelling in Pursuit of Truth: Crisis Communications in the Post-Truth Era

Written by Harry Hutson, Ph.D. and published in The Practitioner’s Journal of The NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science in February 2019. That post-truth is accorded airtime in public discourse signals a crisis of trust in our institutions. We cannot survive as a coherent community, polity or economy when prejudiced opinions, alternative facts, conspiracy theories …

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