Emotional Intelligence, one of the foundational skills of effective leadership, is like the board game, Othello: it takes a minute to learn but a lifetime to master. Having patience, assuming good intent, and coaching for compassion are all easy to do when things are going well. When the pressure is on, though, it’s easy to become impatient, or to lash out, or to take criticism personally. That’s why it’s so helpful to practice.
Scaling Strategy is about leadership, mentoring, and intentional change, specifically as practiced in high-growth, technology-driven organizations.
Change can be scary. The path between point A and B never seems to be a straight line. It is filled with twists and turns, false starts and false stops, missteps and side steps. It always seems to take longer than you’ve anticipated, and you may not even recognize the destination once you’ve arrived. Sometimes, you may start your journey without knowing where you’re going, and in today’s fast-paced world, just keeping track of where you’ve been can be a challenge.