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Want to Get More of What You Want? Boost Your Emotional Intelligence
Experts used to believe that IQ or Intelligence Quotient (the capacity to score high on tests of knowledge and skills learned at school) was the best predictor of success; the more facts you knew, the more likely you were to excel. But we now know that EQ or Emotional Quotient...
10,000 Hours
“If you don’t choose to do it in leadership time up front, you will do it in crisis management time down the road.” -Stephen Covey What would you do with 10,000 extra hours? That is 1250 eight-hour days (the equivalent of 250 work weeks, just under 5 years), or 416...
Want to Be More Successful at Work and Everywhere Else? Invest in a Psychological Assessment
Psychological assessment is the process of administering a series of tests and measures to get an in-depth, well-rounded picture of an individual and how they operate.     Intended to clarify what makes a person tick, a psychological assessment gets to the bottom of what might be a holding a person back...
Revisiting the Glass Ceiling
Being a role model is equal parts who you are and who people hope you will be. -Meryl Streep Does the Glass Ceiling Really Exist? A few years ago I was asked if I thought the glass ceiling was a myth. Part of me thought, "You cannot be serious." The more thoughtful,...
Why Don't Women Code?
I want you to close you eyes and visualize a "programmer." You know, someone who writes computer code for a living. Let me guess, in your mind you see a thin white male with thick glasses and a pocket protector. You almost definitely are not visualizing a 5'2 mother of...
The Only Constant is Change
An important part of any learning process is taking time to reflect, to consider and even document experiences and insights. As I celebrate my one month anniversary as a new member of the Priority Learning team, it is a good time to reflect on the changes of the past couple...
Bio The Way
Bio the Way... I just updated my bio. It seemed like a nice way to close the parenthesis on 2013 and open new ones for 2014. Who knows what new and exciting things I'll have to add a year from now! How...
Get Engaged
According to a recent Gallup poll, less than a third of Americans consider themselves actively engaged in their work. Applying that metric to an office of ten people, it means only three of them are engaged. Committed. Devoted. Faithful. Pledged. So, what about the other seven? Disengaged. Detached. Disconnected....
Transformation as a Way of Life
Lately, it seems that everyone is talking about transformations. Transforming the economy, transforming state government, transforming graduating seniors and even transforming the ways we think about life, health, fear and relationships. When you think about it, transformation seems to be part of why we are here. If we don't transform,...
Jungle Rules: Resilience and Reflective Time Shifting
In my article in December we were examining how people fit in or didn't fit in with their respective organizations. As I was writing the article, it had occurred to me (again) that just because someone doesn't fit or doesn't choose to fit doesn't mean that they don't have value...

The Leadership Maker

By Ralph Twombly

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  • Preparation for Building a Culture

    Preparation for Building a Culture

    Before we pull the curtain to reveal the magic of building a culture, it will help to disclose a few discoveries I made while working with three developing organizations.

  • Every Year Tells a Story

    Every Year Tells a Story

    As the holiday season makes its annual comet-like appearance and 2021 quickly draws to a close, I hope the year has been good to you and you are brimming with excitement for 2022.

  • The Pillars of Organizational Culture

    The Pillars of Organizational Culture

  • Magic - What is in this book?

    Magic - What is in this book?

    Organizational culture building is here to stay for so many reasons but the most important is that it creates business that people love to work at.

  • Dunning Kruger Effect

    Dunning Kruger Effect

    n the field of psychology, the Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people of low ability have illusory superiority and mistakenly assess their cognitive ability as greater than it is.

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