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QUIZ: Do you set SMART Goals or HARD Goals?

Your method of goal setting will have a huge impact on the success of your goals. So whether you use SMART Goals or HARD Goals could make all the difference in whether or not you're able to achieve your goals. Powered by our cutting-edge research in goal setting, this quiz will help you figure out whether your current goal setting method is getting you the best results.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 26 June, 2017 Goal Setting, Quizzes | 0 comments | Read more →

Video: 100% Leader

Video: 100% LeaderWhen we talk about the different kinds of leadership styles, and becoming a 100% Leader, two essential dimensions are where we want to focus: challenge and connection.
100% Leaders challenge people to grow beyond, to transform, to achieve amazing things. 

Posted by Mark Murphy on 22 June, 2017 Leadership Skills, Leadership Styles, Video | 0 comments | Read more →

The Big Reason Why You Need To Start Tracking Your Time

Have you ever been plowing away at some big project for what seems like minutes, only to realize that you’ve just burned through 5 hours? Or been running around frantically all day, putting out fires, only to realize that you’ve barely made a dent in your to-do list?
Posted by Mark Murphy on 15 June, 2017 Forbes, Time Management | 1 comment | Read more →

Video: Coachability

Coachability: Interview Tips
One of the key interview tips comes from the number one reason why new hires fail. When they fail, it is Coachability, or rather, a lack thereof that is why they fail. Coachability basically means they can't anticipate feedback, they can't accept feedback...

Posted by Mark Murphy on 14 June, 2017 Hiring for Attitude, Video | 1 comment | Read more →

The Secret Fear That Causes Bosses To Micromanage

You’re sitting at your desk, intensely focused on writing that big report, when you start to feel a weird tingling on the back of your neck. You try to refocus, furrowing your brow and redoubling your efforts, but you can’t shake the disquieting sense that you’re being watched. Finally, you give up and slowly turn around in your chair, sincerely hoping there’s not an ax murderer lurking behind you.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 13 June, 2017 Forbes, Leadership Skills, Leadership Styles | 1 comment | Read more →

Quiz: Do You Know How To Listen With Empathy?

Imagine if people had zero empathy; if we couldn’t understand others’ perspectives. What kind of world would that be? Terrible, right?

Well, there are troubling signs that, in fact, the world is currently suffering from a major deficit of empathy; that we’re losing (or have lost) the ability and willingness to truly empathize with others. And that’s why this test of empathy is so important!

If we can refine and advance our own empathy, and specifically our ability to list with empathy, we might just be able to make the world, and our workplaces, dramatically better!

Posted by Mark Murphy on 12 June, 2017 Communication Skills, Emotional Intelligence, Quizzes | 1 comment | Read more →

Quiz: What's Your Communication Style?


Do you like to communicate with lots of data?  Or with gut feelings?  Do you like to speak step-by-step?  Or do you jump right to the end?  And do you know the upsides and potential downsides of your particular style?  Take this Communication Styles Quiz and see how your communication style rates...
Posted by Mark Murphy on 08 June, 2017 Communication Skills, Quizzes | 13 comments | Read more →

The Script That New Managers Need To Use When Meeting Their New Employees

New managers have a fair number of challenges; maybe they’re a manager for the first time, or taking over a new team that loved their previous manager, or they got promoted over some of the employees they now have to manage.
Whatever the situation, the first thing a new manager has to do, before sitting down and talking to all the people on the team, is to understand ‘what are my goals?’ and ‘what have I been put in this leadership role to accomplish?’

Posted by Mark Murphy on 07 June, 2017 Communication Skills, Forbes, Leadership Skills | 1 comment | Read more →

Video: How Are You Today?

Posted by Mark Murphy on 06 June, 2017 Communication Skills, Customer Service, Video | 0 comments | Read more →

4 Words to Calm Down Your Office Drama Queens (and Kings)

The Drama Queens (and Kings) at your office need to be the center of attention. They’re provocative, emotional and reactive. And they are highly skilled at getting everyone around them worked-up, frazzled and emotional (that’s how they stay at the center of attention).
Posted by Mark Murphy on 05 June, 2017 Communication Skills, Forbes, Interpersonal Skills | 0 comments | Read more →
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  • QUIZ: Do you set SMART Goals or HARD Goals?

    Your method of goal setting will have a huge impact on the success of your goals. So whether you use SMART Goals or HARD Goals could make all the difference in whether or not you're able to achieve your goals.... Read more →

  • Video: 100% Leader

    Video: 100% LeaderWhen we talk about the different kinds of leadership styles, and becoming a 100% Leader, two essential dimensions are where we want to focus: challenge and connection.
    100% Leaders challenge people to grow beyond, to transform, to achieve amazing things. 

        100% Leader Most Effective Of The Leadership Styles When we talk about the different kinds of leadership styles, and becoming a 100% Leader, two essential dimensions are where we want to focus: challenge and connection. 100% Leaders challenge... Read more →

  • The Big Reason Why You Need To Start Tracking Your Time
    Have you ever been plowing away at some big project for what seems like minutes, only to realize that you’ve just burned through 5 hours? Or been running around frantically all day, putting out fires, only to realize that you’ve barely made a dent in your to-do list?

    This article originally appeared on Forbes by Mark Murphy, Founder of Leadership IQ Have you ever been plowing away at some big project for what seems like minutes, only to realize that you’ve just burned through 5 hours? Or been running... Read more →