Leadership Competencies

Executives and business owners can often spend too much time focused on their business and need to find time to develop themselves as leaders.  Our leadership competencies category shares content that reaches beyond the walls of your office to help you find answers to about how to be the best leader. This is the place where you will find perspectives to help your personal and professional growth – like change management, decision-making styles and conflict management.

  • Let your brain take the road less traveled

    Let your brain take the road less traveled

    Do you often find yourself doing the same things over and over and wondering why you get the same results every time? Contrary to the popular adage “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results,” it doesn’t mean you’ve lost your marbles. In fact, you’re probably doing exactly what

  • Busyness is laziness [video podcast]

    Busyness is laziness [video podcast] Podcast

    In this edition of the Vistage Podcast series, CEO, executive coach and speaker Jason Hartanov dispels the time management myth that ‘busy is better.’ Busy CEOs frequently fall victim to the myth that working harder is better. But paying attention to overall wellbeing involves carving out time for all kinds of pursuits — not just

  • A cure for conversational blind spots

    A cure for conversational blind spots

    Three decades ago, I began my first experiment in Conversational Intelligence®. The corporation Union Carbide hired me to work with 17 high-powered sales executives in danger of losing a bid for a key contract. My job was to figure out how they could raise their game and beat the other seven competitors. For two weeks, I

  • The chemistry behind your conversational intelligence

    The chemistry behind your conversational intelligence

    Understanding the chemical reactions to your conversations leads to conversational intelligence and more effective communications. For many decades, I’ve been intrigued by the chemical impacts — both positive and negative — that conversations have on us.  I married a biochemist and for decades we’ve shared lots of conversations about our work. When we first wrote

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