How project management and leadership intersect

Being an effective leader takes project management skills. At least once a month, organizational leaders ask themselves, “Are projects being managed effectively and completed successfully and on time? Is there role and responsibility confusion among team members? How is the leader viewed at the conclusion and close-out of a project among peers and those in […]

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How emotional intelligence affects the bottom line

Does your organization test employees’ Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EQ)? How about employees’ Intelligence Quotient (IQ)? It is imperative that leaders of organizations invest in their human capital. Once a baseline EQ and IQ is determined, one can determine where employees flourish naturally, and where coaching and personal development would prove beneficial – at the individual and […]

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Vertical versus horizontal professional development

What kind of thinkers do you need in your business? What types of leadership will get you desired results? To answer these questions, you’ve got to be thinking about a different kind of learning. You are probably providing all sorts of opportunities for what is called Horizontal Development. Horizontal development is about knowledge, skills and […]

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Stop bad leadership habits before they start

New managers aren’t getting the training they need when they first step up to leadership roles. Without training, undesirable managerial habits develop that prevent new managers from being as effective as they need to be. It could also be part of the reason why 60 percent of new managers underperform—or fail—in their first two years. When left […]

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Why is Emergency Management Training Critical Today?

Risk management has always been a complex and challenging aspect of business leadership and decision-making, but the diversity and volume of threats facing organizations today are more intense than ever before. This can be applied to a range of risk categories, including natural disasters, which are more frequent in many regions than any other time […]

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Talent development conversations done right

Individual leaders are in the best position to influence and develop talent — or shut it down. By having talent conversations, managers can give employees good reasons to be engaged, work effectively and build their skills. Importantly, a talent conversation is not done to someone but with someone. It is about building a relationship that […]

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Face to face still leads the way in management training

Two studies were recently conducted by Training Industry, Inc. that focus on leadership training, which often addresses a range of soft skills considered essential for success. The first study discusses the attributes of effective first-time manager training – more specifically the delivery methods deemed most effective by learning leaders. The second study focuses on training for […]

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Give performance reviews the right way

Managers and employees often have opposite perceptions of work situations: is this a common occurrence at your workplace? Don’t let this happen with your managers and employees – ETI can help. Contact us to discuss customized training that can improve manager and employee communication throughout the year, so that no one is caught off guard […]

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Leadership is more than just being a boss

Do your employees still associate leadership with being a manager or executive? If so, it’s time to update your thinking. Many leadership skills are needed at the individual contributor level. Early-career professionals and functional experts are increasingly working across boundaries or in matrixed organizations. They are steering projects and people — even if they have […]

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