5th Post: The Stress Test


5th Post: The Stress Test

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Think of this; within the workplace, it is common for individuals to achieve promotions based on their commitment to personal success early in their careers. As individual contributors, they can produce more simply by doing more. They can choose to work harder and longer, and to be more productive. There [...]

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Friday, February 14th, 2020

4th Post: The Stress Test

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Good leaders can keep cool even when the situation provokes an emotional reaction. But great leaders also help everybody else stay calm and contribute to the imminent situation and impending objectives. There is a difference between managing one’s self and managing the reactions of others, and the two don’t necessarily [...]

3rd Post: The Stress Test

Monday, February 10th, 2020

Why the stress test? Think about it a bit; it makes sense. Drama in the workplace is the enemy of productivity. Incessant venting can create an emotionally exhausting experience for all involved. Individuals who react, instead of respond, typically do not endear themselves to others within the team.
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2nd Post: The Stress Test

Friday, February 7th, 2020

In our research on the topic, we discovered another crucial attribute as it relates to identifying future leaders: the stress test. Great leaders always seem to have the ability, at least outwardly facing, to remain calm during situations that make most of the general population fall to pieces.
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NEW SERIES! The Stress Test

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Countless articles, including several of our posts, have addressed one of the most important tasks given to senior leadership within any organization: the ability to identify the next generation of future leaders within the firm. We look for passionate individuals who wake up each day craving success, but who can [...]

FINAL Post: Entrepreneur or Wantrepreneur?

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Not every player on the team needs to embody an entrepreneurial spirit – but identifying and mentoring those who do can start to shape the next generation of future leaders within your organization. These are but a few of the traits to look for as you evaluate those capable of [...]

12th Post: Entrepreneur or Wantrepreneur?

Friday, January 31st, 2020

So how can we start to understand an applicant’s or an employee’s “grit”? Try some or all of these questions to identify the trait:
• What experiences do you feel had the most impact in shaping who you are today?
• What goal have you had in your life that took you [...]

11th Post: Entrepreneur or Wantrepreneur?

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

In his book, Self-Made in America, John McCormack references a trait studied by Kathy Kolbe: conation. Conation is “the will to succeed, the quest for success, the attitude that ‘to stop me you’ll have to kill me,’ that elusive ‘fire in the belly’ that manifests itself in drive, enthusiasm, excitement, [...]

10th Post: Entrepreneur or Wantrepreneur?

Monday, January 27th, 2020

When researching the traits of true entrepreneurs, before the question of “how did they do it” comes the “why.” Many experts believe that most entrepreneurs who have made significant footprints throughout history have been driven by a need for approval. Many people have a burning desire to prove other [...]