How to Really Address Leadership Problems

  In early September 2019 the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) sent out an interesting report How to Address Leadership Problems that you can freely download. There are two big takeaways from the report: On average, managers rated their own performance 25% higher than the ratings given to them by their employees. The biggest performance gaps were: Displaying honesty and integrity: 31 per cent gap Coaching and mentoring: 31 per cent gap Displaying emotional i.....

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Shakespeare and Emotional Intelligence

(Sorry about the spelling) Recently I was interviewed (face-to-face) by Andy McLean who is the editor of Leadership Matters, the quarterly magazine produced by the Institute of Management and Leaders (IML). I happen to be a Fellow of the IML and Andy regularly interviews the more senior members of the IML to generate copy. During the interview I gave Andy a copy of The Humm Handbook: Lifting Your Level of Emotional Intelligence secretly hoping to get a plug in the article. To my amazement.....

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The Clarity? of Myers-Briggs

To my special reader I must apologise for the length of this blog but the topic demands it. I am also assuming some familiarity with Myers-Briggs. Several weeks ago I received an email from Arlene Richter, M.Ed. MBTI Certified and Master Practitioner. She accused me acting unethically and publishing incorrect information about the MBTI and particularly about C. G. Jung and psychological type. She recommended that I read "Creating Clarity: Addressing the Misconceptions About the MBTI Asses.....

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The Validity of the VARK.

We were having a coffee at one of my favourite locations, the Balmoral Boatshed. I was describing the 7MTF/Humm the other person who had earlier told me he was 50 years old. Halfway through my description, he suddenly said that it sounds like the VARK learning styles model which he learned when he was training to be a teacher some 30 years ago. I have never heard of the VARK so started researching it when I returned home. The VARK was invented by Neil Fleming in 1987. Anyone familiar with.....

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Your presentation on 'Lifting your Level of Emotional Intelligence" to 10 CEOs scored an average 8.9 out of 10 for the topic and 8.5 for the presentation which is great. A couple of the attendees gave you a 10 out of 10, and the comments were:

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