Tag Archives: Curiosity

Listen with your eyes

pay attention listen with your eyes beautiful woman

In his book “Have a Little Faith”, Mitch Albom includes the following story: “A little girl came home from school with a drawing she’d made in class.  She danced into the kitchen where her mother was preparing dinner. ‘Mom, guess what?’ she squeaked, waving the drawing. Her mother never looked up. ‘What?’ she said, tending to the pots. ‘Guess what?’ the child repeated, waving the drawing. ‘What?’ the mother said, tending to the plates. ‘Mom, […]

How quickly do you judge?

Judges Gavel

One of my past roles was head of a group of business consultants in a software business selling multi-million pound specialist software to the energy sector.  Building the team from scratch was not an easy task. Finding good consultants with the appropriate knowledge, experience and skills was challenging.  Our consultants were quite often amongst the first people to go into new companies, supporting the sales people.  They had to be seen as credible, knowledgeable, articulate, […]

Curiosity killed the cat.

Cat in a suitcase

Or so the saying goes.  This may be good advice, albeit a bit late, for the poor cat in question.  However I don’t think it good advice for living you life and running your business. Emotionally intelligent leaders have the capacity to be aware of, understand and appreciate the feelings and thoughts of others.  They listen well and take into account other people’s feelings and circumstances before communicating their message or making a decision.  Curiosity […]