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Why Emotional And Social Intelligence Are Must-Have Leadership Traits

EQ, or emotional quotient, is an individual's capability to recognize emotions and feelings, both their own and others'. You develop EQ by experiencing, understanding and labeling different feelings. It also involves using emotional information to guide your thinking and behavior. The key is to adjust our emotions to adapt to the environment that we are in at any given time, as reflected daily in our behaviors.  

14 Signs That Tell Owners It’s Time To Pivot Their Business

Based on my clients and my experiences, there are many reasons to pivot in the business, especially in the current economy. The key is to know why and how, especially when you hit a plateau with a highly demanding product or service or when there is a little response from the marketplace. Pay close attention to data, trends and competition, as these are some early indicators. – Izabela Lundberg, Legacy Leaders Institute

14 Strategies To Keep A Growing Startup’s ‘A-Players’ On Board

To keep A-players in your organization, it is essential to know what attracted them to it in the first place. As the company grows, they do too; so knowing what keeps them motivated, engaged, committed and loyal to the organization and the C-suite is a must. Keeping a pulse on their needs by having trusted conversations will ensure their longevity with the company. – Izabela Lundberg, Legacy Leaders Institute

13 Ways To Ease Into A Job Hunt While Still Employed

Scheduling and blocking specific times for your job search each day is essential. Plan your weekends well so that you can do more when you are free from your regular job. And make sure to utilize LinkedIn and network with others virtually as much as possible. It will help you to stay focused and optimistic. Game on! – Izabela Lundberg, Legacy Leaders Institute

13 Ways To Discover And Realign Priorities Around Personal Values

Regardless of the reasons why values get lost or out of alignment with priorities, having periodic assessments and real conversations with the client and/or leadership team helps tremendously to realign their values with their mission. The proactive approach is most desirable, especially after the organization's rapid growth or M&A. Paying attention to the first sign of the misalignment is the best policy.  

15 Ways To Convince Employees To Utilize An Open-Door Policy

More specific expectations around preferred ways of communication supported by the open-door policy will create a win-win situation for everyone. Too many interruptions, face-to-face meetings and calls will no longer hinder productivity or effectiveness. As a leader, you want to be approachable and accessible to others. The key is to decide on an effective process that can engage and support everyone.  – Izabela Lundberg, Legacy Leaders Institute

12 Ways For Business Leaders To Make More Proactive Decisions

Anticipate your talent, organizational and customer needs based on current and upcoming events and trusted and transparent conversations, and then adjust accordingly. As a leader, you need to know what is happening outside of your organization, within the industry and with your competition. This will allow you to stay proactive while solving problems and finding innovative solutions. 

4 Leadership And Transformation Opportunities To Round Out 2020

Granted, it is not easy to be a stand-alone leader during significant uncertainties, but it is still possible to produce valuable results and tangible success. When we maximize the opportunities that we have control over, so much is possible. Here are four high-impact leadership and transformational opportunities you can capitalize on to exit this year feeling like a true champion:

15 Trends That Are Expected To Drive Small Business In 2021

An excellent digital footprint and visibility will be a must for the small business next year. As everyone is spending significant time on the internet, having a great digital presence and branding will help when competing for new projects, contracts, partnerships and opportunities. This is an excellent way to highlight your product or service, engage and build community. – Izabela Lundberg, Legacy Leaders Institute

13 Powerful Reasons To Diversify Your Marketing Channels

Diversifying your marketing channels, especially at this time, offers an opportunity to engage with existing customers and attract potential customers at the same time. You can accomplish this by earning the attention of target audiences and retaining their interest with impactful and engaging content and solutions. – Izabela Lundberg, Legacy Leaders Institute

14 Ways To Build A Solid Crisis Management Strategy

Creating a solid communication plan that clearly identifies the team members involved and their roles is one of the most important steps to take in crisis management. This plan should be integrated into an overall contingency plan, and it should be shared with all team members. The desired outcome happens so much faster when you focus on finding effective solutions. – Izabela Lundberg, Legacy Leaders Institute

8 Market Optimization Tips To Find Success In A Shifting Economy

Besides focusing on branding and product or service value, as everyone tries to do in a shifting economic landscape, we also need to pay close attention to existing competitive alternatives and unique attributes or solutions that we bring to the table. The more we can distill what is truly needed and deliver that in a very enticing way, the better our market optimization. – Izabela Lundberg, Legacy Leaders Institute

Future Leadership In The Global Digital Age

We can't allow this chaos to stop us from creating a path forward for future leaders who will save the day on such a large scale. Why? We have so much on the line! We owe stability and success through future leadership to our people and our global communities, beyond our companies and traditional stakeholders. 

14 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Display Human-Centric Leadership

To exhibit healthy and effective human-centric leadership, leaders need to allow upward feedback from their talent. This is needed today, especially, with so many disruptions in the workplace and a lack of leadership and management accountability. As a result, valuable input from talent can lead to modified behaviors, new policies, and streamlined processes, making the organization much stronger. - Izabela Lundberg, Legacy Leaders Institute

2020 Has Been A Leadership Game Changer

This year has proven to be a huge game changer! Regardless of whether we are talking to young or seasoned veterans in business, 2020 stands out the most from our previous experiences — which can be alarming. It can stretch us outside of our comfort zone to the point that we may be unsure of what to do next, paralyzed, fearful or uncertain. – Izabela Lundberg, Legacy Leaders Institute

15 Essential Things To Do Before An Important Stakeholder Meeting

Be willing to improvise and able to innovate based on who you are meeting with. Knowing as much as possible about the background of each stakeholder attending the meeting is paramount. As a behavioralist, knowing more about individual personalities, motivations and key drivers helps me to address their questions and position conversation in the meetings for success. - Izabela Lundberg, Legacy Leaders Institute

Make Your Meetings More Efficient And Effective With These 13 Strategies

As regular meetings shift to virtual ones, it is essential now more than ever to have a meeting agenda with a clear objective and set time limits in advance. The key to effectively executing the meeting is to have the organizer who is owning the meeting utilize the tools of the platform. That way, everyone can adjust to the new format and meeting style or expectations while creating a big win-win. - Izabela Lundberg, Legacy Leaders Institute

14 Social Skills Every Business Leader Should Master

To deal effectively with current complexities on a personal and professional level, every business leader needs to exhibit positive emotional responses. Offer support and a safe haven for others through extended emotional and social capacity. This will help to strengthen relationships as well as create a thriving culture and organization. – Izabela Lundberg, Legacy Leaders Institute

15 Smart Ways To Facilitate Better Brainstorming From Your Team

Set the stage and set the best framework for your team and for the topic at hand. Focus only on one thing at the time while probing and asking impactful, thought-provoking questions that are engaging and resonate well with everyone. The key is to deliver exceptional facilitation, capture everyone's contribution, and have a clear sense of the next steps and desired outcomes. – Izabela Lundberg, Legacy Leaders Institute

Identify What Is Missing

It is great to know the client’s “why” or end goal, but that would be impossible to do without assessing what is missing in their business today. Often, what is preventing them from accomplishing their desired results is not always clear or understood. Golden key to their magical pivot! - Izabela Lundberg, Legacy Leaders Institute

15 Steps To Take When A Company's Profits Plummet

Assess, adjust, and regroup as quickly as you can! After that, focus on things that you can do while dealing with challenges at hand until the situation improves or gets corrected. Seek professional advice and/or assistance, as talking with someone externally can help to effectively process issues and identify quick solutions with you. - Izabela Lundberg, Legacy Leaders Institute

Leadership Excellence: Fostering Human Connection And Dialogue

The importance of focusing on human connection is that it is a powerful force allowing everyone to look at what connects us versus what separates us. It is endlessly giving ROIs and KPIs, in addition to high performance and engagement in a healthy working environment or community. The best part is that it is achievable. - Izabela Lundberg, Legacy Leaders Institute

14 Questions Job Seekers Shouldn't Ask During Interviews

This question would be great as a follow-up question to how long did the previous person hold the position. As we are experiencing a massive shift in organizations due to current events, it may be interpreted as insensitive or irrelevant. As many people were let go, working and cultural environments changed, too. Instead, focus on the present moment and how you can contribute starting today. – Izabela Lundberg, Legacy Leaders Institute

Relocating? 15 Concrete Strategies To Impress Out-Of-State Employers

The key is to act quickly by starting right away with your new job search. As you reach out to your connections and hiring managers, lead with the value and expertise. Make your expertise and knowledge evident, relevant, and easy to spot and hard to resist. Lastly, you will save everyone time by applying and considering jobs that you truly qualify for that match your skillset. 

- Izabela Lundberg, Legacy Leaders Institute

8 Ways To Conquer Change And Transformation Like A Pro

Our world looks so much different today than it did just three months ago at the start of 2020. As the global, national, state, and local landscape shifted and continues to shift, we need to stay grounded. We need to remind ourselves of how strong and capable we are and how we are equipped to adapt, adjust, and act accordingly. - Izabela Lundberg, Legacy Leaders Institute

8 Lessons In Leadership From A First-Generation American

Respect always starts with family, friends and the community, as they are the ones who reflect our values and character. Self-discipline, sacrifices and years of practicing to lead with the utmost respect for others has taught me you must be proud of the place that you live in, as well as be the pride of where you live.

- Izabela Lundberg, Legacy Leaders Institute

8 Lessons In Leadership From A First-Generation American

Even though opportunities don't present themselves in the same way, we can create our own.

- Izabela Lundberg, Legacy Leaders Institute

Foster Knowledge Transfer

When the key leadership is departing, it is essential to have an open session of knowledge transfer regardless of the reasons for their departure. It is so empowering, healthy and a symbolic way of passing the torch to a new assembly of leaders for organizational success. - Izabela Lundberg, Legacy Leaders Institute

You Don’t Have A Foundation Of Organizational Stability & Sustainability

The most important organizational foundation lies in its stability and sustainability. When that is intact, we can still foster steady growth and expansion without the urgent need to innovate by scaling our business. If that service or product model works, keep it going! Trust your instincts, as you know the best for your business. – Izabela Lundberg, Legacy Leaders Institute

Business Lessons From The Cannes Film Festival

Today, we see so much content on the market, as well as more competition than ever before, making it essential to rise to the top to succeed.

- Izabela Lundberg, Legacy Leaders Institute

7 Forward-Thinking Leadership Attributes Your Organization Needs Today

The way individuals and the organization respond to change provides a snapshot of how successful an organization is, and it will dictate how successful it will be in years to come. - Izabela Lundberg, Legacy Leaders Institute

Three Keys To Attracting And Retaining Top Talent

In the end, companies (regardless of how small or large) can't afford to sit on the sidelines.

- Izabela Lundberg, Legacy Leaders Institute