In my early 20s, I had little to no emotional intelligence (EQ). It was not something I deemed as a success factor. Truthfully, I had been conditioned to avoid it due to beliefs that emotions demonstrated weakness. Decades later I know this is not true and have built a successful career and business that leverages the power of emotional intelligence to build strong relationships.
For many, EQ is a skill that needs to be cultivated. For me, it took a mentor who showed me that you can be a strategic and successful leader while leading with heart. He used his emotional intelligence to develop social awareness and empathy toward his team, with respect to both their personal issues and workplace concerns. He allowed us to show up as we were every day and was supportive of us as people, not just resources. He led a team for three decades that would give 100% of their ability in return with this superpower.
My mentor encapsulated the importance of relationship building and leaning into EQ...
Being a member of the leadership team is one of the most challenging, demanding roles because these people carry the weight of a workplace on their shoulders every day. From ensuring the company's financial health to managing employees, they must be strategic thinkers, problem-solvers and visionary leaders.
It's no secret that being a leader can often be a lonely job, and it requires a high level of resilience, emotional intelligence and grit. During a recent discovery call with a CFO, I was amazed at how raw and honest he was about the gravity of the stress he felt and how troubled he felt knowing that the members of his team were struggling.
We ended up discussing four management areas that many of my clients worry about: the company's financial position, employee...
Learn about the benefits and key processes associated with becoming an Amazon Seller to ensure you make the right choice for your business.
Orginally written for Entrepreneur.com
Revenue from brick-and-mortar sales channels are decreasing, ecommerce is on the rise, and there is one company that owns roughly 40% of the ecommerce market: Amazon.
Even before Covid-19, Amazon saw its revenue and growth increase year after year. During 2020, though, the company saw a 60% increase between April and July alone. At this point in time, we don't know what a post-pandemic marketplace will look like for most businesses. But business owners should consider the best path forward to bring in consistent revenue and keep their real and virtual doors open.
Amazon’s success is important because it allows small businesses worldwide to capitalize on its growth and expands the scope...