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Successful Leaders Cultivate Soft Skills

Did you ever meet someone who was absolutely brilliant; knows everything about their particular craft or field and yet doesn’t seem to have gone as far with their career as they should have by now?  Have you ever worked for a multiunit leader or executive who consistently achieved their goals and made it look easy?

In both cases emotional intelligence or “EI” made the difference.

According to…


Added by Joe D'Alessandro on February 10, 2012 at 11:21am — No Comments

Success Is In the Facts, Not the Feelings

This year, listen for how often you hear the word “feeling.”  Listen for how often you hear yourself or your colleagues say “I have a feeling…”

A feeling this manager is the right fit.  A feeling the opening will be a big hit.  A feeling this banquet will run without a hitch.  A feeling we’re on the wrong track.  A feeling (insert the most important objectives of your business here)…

The best leaders work in the truth, and the facts are infinitely closer to the truth than…


Added by Joe D'Alessandro on January 17, 2012 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Are You an Impact Player?

Culinary and hospitality schools afford me the privilege of lecturing to future leaders on the finer points of interviewing skills, résumé writing, business correspondence and job hunting.  I spend a good portion of the résumé-writing time discussing the importance of using “impact” language to describe career experience.

But you really can’t use impact terms if you’re not an impact…


Added by Joe D'Alessandro on October 14, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

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