April 2013

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Are You A Resilient Leader?


The pace that you set as a leader and the performance standards you demonstrate are key to driving excellence within your organization, especially when you are leading a new company. An astounding 80 percent of all new businesses fail in the first five years, and after that only 20 percent of the remaining businesses will thrive. Being one of the few prosperous new businesses requires resilience among its leadership: the ability to quickly recover from adversity, whatever it may be. Of course, this doesn’t imply that you are unaffected by challenges, but it may mean that those challenges have less impact on your tasks at hand.

Are people born with resilience? No. Resilience is something that is developed over time by practicing healthy responses to challenging circumstances.

You develop resilience by choosing to navigate toward resources that sustain your well being, and when you can thrive and achieve a positive outcome for your team despite adverse conditions, you’ve developed resilience in your role as a leader.

How do you know if you’ve developed your skills as a resilient leader?

• Are you persistent, pursuing goals despite obstacles?

• Do you handle rejection well, listening to criticism from others with objectivity?

• Do you take initiative to use resources that help you achieve your goals?

• Do you employ problem-solving skills to affect change in your organization?

• Are you flexible, choosing when to adapt when necessary?

• Are you personally accountable for managing your attitudes and decisions?

If you manage a team of leaders, do you fully understand each leader’s level of resilience when it comes to the demands of your company?

If you’re not sure, or your answer to any of these questions is “no,” working with a trained coach can help you develop your own skills in resiliency.

Contact us today to build resilient leaders!

If you have any questions about this article, or about how we can help you with your current performance, leadership, strategy, and / or hiring needs, contact us today!

The McNeill Group

801-987-5014 contact@mcneillgroup.com

Written for us by our associate Gary Sorrell, Sorrell Associates, LLC. Copyright protected worldwide. All rights reserved.



Emotional Intelligence & Leadership

Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, of others, and of groups. It can be divided into ability EI and trait EI. Ability EI is usually measured using maximum performance tests and has stronger relationships with traditional intelligence, whereas trait EI is usually measured using self-report questionnaires and has stronger relationships with personality.

Emotional Quotient (EQ) measures our Emotional Intelligence and is independent of (IQ) Intelligence Quotient. IQ measures the level of our intelligence and is responsible for 10-25% of our performance success.

IQ does not change much, but EQ skills can be learned. 90% of the difference between average and superior performers is EQ.

Emotional Intelligence Leadership is the ability to recognize, understand, and use the power of emotions to facilitate high levels of collaboration and productivity. It is the foundational competency every leader needs to grow. Emotional intelligence, in essence, is the ability to effectively manage emotions.

EQ and Leadership -  The single most important element in group intelligence is not the average, or even the highest IQ, but emotional intelligence.
Executive EQ argues that a single participant who is low in EQ can lower the collective IQ of the entire group. Further, the EQ and emotional tone of the group is most strongly affected by the leader’s EQ. Emotional management is crucial in leadership. A good leader creates an emotionally safe workplace and successfully manages her own and others’ emotions. The EQ of leaders affects individual, group, and organizational outcomes. Research shows that the EQ of a team leader has positive effects on not only team members’ satisfaction, but also extra-role behavior aimed at the entire organization. These findings suggest a ripple effect of positive outcomes that can be tied to leaders with high levels of EQ. Indeed, at the top levels of leadership, EQ accounts for as much as 90% of success.

Intrapersonal Emotional Quotient

• Self-Awareness – The ability to recognize and understand your moods, emotions and drives, as well as their effect on others.

• Self-Regulation – The ability to control or re-direct disruptive impulses and moods and the propensity to suspend judgment and think before acting.

• Motivation – A passion to work for reasons that go beyond money and status and a propensity to pursue goals with energy and persistence.

Interpersonal Emotional Quotient

• Social Skills – A proficiency in managing relationships and building networks.

• Empathy – The ability to understand the emotional makeup of other people.

Give your superior performers the opportunity to learn & understand EQ and watch them take your company to the next level.

Contact us today for more information.

If you have any questions about this article, or about how we can help you with your current performance, leadership, strategy, and / or hiring needs, contact us today!

The McNeill Group

801-987-5014 contact@mcneillgroup.com

Written for us by our associate Gary Sorrell, Sorrell Associates, LLC. Copyright protected worldwide. All rights reserved.



Did you know?

In 2010, China became the #1 English speaking country in the world. (Over 300 million)

1 out of every 4 workers today have been with their current employer for less than a year. And approximately ˝ have been with their current employer for under 5 years.

The top ten jobs that are in demand right now didn’t exist in 2004. (Former Secretary of Education, Richard Riley)






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Enhancing Employee Training and Engagement

When employees are engaged, they are connected and committed to the organization. According to a recent report from SHRM, on average, employees were only moderately engaged. Furthermore, employee engagement levels have remained stagnant for the last two years, despite the efforts of leadership teams to improve engagement and thus develop more productive employees. Meanwhile, employees continue to value career development opportunities, with emphasis on job-related training.

In our April public webinar, Senior Business Services Consultant Favor Larson will show you how to enhance your employee training and engagement strategies with measurable results.

When: April 19, 2013 at 12pm EDT

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