Articles tagged with: Advanced People Skills

Using EQ to Enhance Your Stakeholder Analysis

Written by MSBCoach Posted in Blog

Enhance your stakeholder analysis with social awareness and relationship management in mind.

Using EQ to Enhance Your Stakeholder Analysis

When you think of doing a stakeholder analysis, doesn’t it seem a little mid-20th century? When you look at it, after all is said and done, isn’t it really just names? Scrawled black and white names hanging there on the page in front of you with no depth whatsoever. However, there is something much, much more going on behind each and every name on that page.  Every one of those colleagues, every one of those team members, has an emotional makeup that pushes them to make all sorts of decisions, both logical and illogical. Those humans, every individual named on that page, are flesh, blood, and bones so why not take that fact into consideration the next time you perform a stakeholder analysis?

I understand, it might seem a little challenging to project your EQ onto something as two-dimensional as a stakeholder map. “I mean” you might be thinking “isn’t the stakeholder analysis supposed to simply be a strategic planning tool? Don't make this more difficult than it needs to be!”  

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Executive Presence: Cracking the Code

Presented by Michelle Braden, CEO Posted in Webinars, All Posts

Executive Presence: Cracking the Code

Executive Presence, or EP, has become a common term in leadership development; however it is not easily defined and can be a challenge to identify what a leader needs to do in order to establish it.  


Is EP the way you dress, talk (voice tone... inflection), or enter a room? Or perhaps it’s the way you choose a seat at the table, handle conflict, or build trust?  Maybe, it's how you communicate or use your body language?  Indeed, EP can be a confusing and nuanced skill set.  In this webinar we will explore:

  • A workable definition of EP
  • How to identify your current EP 
  • Creating a plan to grow and develop your EP 
  • How to use this knowledge in order to be more successful as a leader 

Leaders of all levels benefit from a strong Executive Presence; watch to evaluate your own EP and learn ways to sharpen your skills.

Visionary Leadership – A Sustainable Strategy

Presented by Barbara Higgins Posted in Webinars, All Posts

Visionary Leadership – A Sustainable Strategy

Strategy and vision are vital skills for today’s leaders. In a quickly changing world, a leader must develop the vision to foresee how to evolve as an organization. So how do you develop your vision and bring your leadership team into the right discussions for planning? Having a knowledgeable guide for your process can make all the difference. 

To develop your leadership vision, we will review tried and tested tools to impact effective planning, to include:
• How do you inspire participation and buy-in for creating a future strategy? 
• What process and how much time should be devoted to long-term planning? 
• How can you create dynamic discussions to encourage vision and define future success? 
• How do you ensure that your strategy is actually turned into action plans? 

Are you a People Magnet?

Written by Andrea Wright Posted in Blog

Enhance your People Skills

Are you a People Magnet?

Why is it there are some people that easily draw crowds at parties and other social gatherings while others struggle to make connections? There are a number of reasons this occurs but surely, the “people magnet” in the crowd has what we define on the MSBCoach Leadership Maturity Model (LMM) as “Advanced People Skills.” Advanced People Skills are not only valuable in daily social interactions but they are essential to good leadership. After all, projects are managed and people are led. And good leaders must be equipped with the appropriate level of job knowledge as well as the people skills necessary to optimize the team’s production and job satisfaction. Advanced People Skills include the ability to motivate and influence others. Someone with this competency is also approachable, open minded, able to read people, and is collaborative. 

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