For me there’s always a catalyst – something that starts the flywheel. Something that jolts me out of a sluggish month and generates a fire to move forward. It’s the one thing that can fuel everything else for me. What’s your keystone?
Many people mistakenly equate emotional intelligence with “being nice” or “getting in touch with your sensitive side.” Decades of research proves that higher EQ translates into better performance (and, in the right roles, higher pay). The ability to build deep connections is a key factor that makes or breaks team performance. Connection develops when team members listen well, resolve issues positively and build trust and commitment within the team. Individuals with high EQ build strong, connected teams—and strong, connected teams go on to deliver exceptional results.
Here are a few more interview tips to accompany my previous post - How to Prepare for an Interview. These are a few reflections on what I was thinking as I evaluated candidates.
It might be helpful to let you know a little more about me. Rather than start with my approach or background, I want to share some of my transitions so you can understand why I’m so passionate about helping people in theirs. I remember some of the more challenging transitions I’ve had and I wished there had been someone who could have helped me build the bridge.
You know it's coming. In most large organizations, an interviewer is going to take a glance at your resume that morning - if you are lucky it will be an in-depth look. They are going to plan a few questions and try to understand the role. And then you'll hear it. "So...tell me about yourself." The truth is that the TMAY question is a layup. You should CRUSH this question every time. It's a gimme.