The Currency of Success - Interpersonal Intelligence™

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Accelerating Executive Development

One of the hallmarks of highly effective executives is their willingness and ability to act proactively regarding their own and their employee’s professional development. I am constantly amazed, however, about the frequency in which we (I refer to my colleagues in the Society of Consulting Psychology of the American Psychological Association) encounter organizations that only Read More >

Popularity & Leadership: Should You Try For Both?

Popularity and leadership – at first glance it might seem as though they are two entirely separate ideas. You can’t be popular and a good leader. You can’t be a good leader and be popular. It just doesn’t work. Yet many people strive to be both popular and a great leader. They want to have it all; they want to be amazing at their jobs and they Read More >

5 Steps to Thinking Creatively

Recently, with the downturn in the economy, I’ve observed an upturn in the negative influences on business peoples’ ability to think creatively right when more creativity is most needed. Creative thinking is the fuel to the engine of our economy – discovery, invention and entrepreneurism. For this month’s briefing, I will draw on research I Read More >

Success – Have the Rules Changed or Have You?

By Carl Robinson, Ph.D., copyright 2005 For many executives, the view from the top isn’t quite what they expected. So begins the article by Sheree Curry in the most recent issue of Executive Travel magazine, an American Express publication. I was interviewed at length for this article and she did such a good job that Read More >

Two Myths About Executive Coaching

Carl Robinson, Ph.D., copyright 2006 Executive coaching has become “the” leadership development method for some very good reasons (see excerpt of article from Fortune magazine on the ROI of executive coaching on my “Results” web page). However, there are two myths about coaching that I believe need to be dispelled. Myth #1: If you fix Read More >

The Importance of Managing Your Boss

By Carl Robinson, Ph.D. copyright 2007 It’s obvious that successful leaders know how to manage others. But woe to thee who doesn’t learn how to manage one’s boss (or board/investors in the case of CEOs). Frank was a successful SVP of Marketing for a fast growing $300 million/year revenue high tech company. His CEO recently Read More >

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