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After leaving school it is EQ, not IQ that is the most critical factor in our success. The World Economic Forum has declared that emotional intelligence will be one of the Top-10 most required career skills by 2020.

Feb 12, 2018

Episode #3:  We Need More Sheepdogs

 

Episode Notes

 

We need to be training sheepdogs to protect the sheep and battle the wolves.  Sheep dogs have a sense of personal responsibility to protect the herd by leading the sheep to safety and away from the wolves that want to feed off of them. 

 

The sheep dogs actions and results inspire the “sheep” to begin moving in the direction of the change initiative.  There are always wolves in every organizations.  These “wolves” have the most difficulty embracing change.  Wolves are cunning hunters that seek to feed off of the sheep in their environment.  Sheep dogs protect the sheep and force the wolves to look elsewhere for their food. 

 

Our special guest on this podcast is Ken Gans (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ken-gans-7340a55/).  Ken is the Senior Manager, IT Strategic Planning at Hitachi High Technologies America. 

 

He is also an “Ironman” having successfully completed his second competition (an Ironman Triathlon is one of a series of long-distance races consisting of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride and a marathon 26.22-mile run, raced in that order and without a break).  Our discussion with Ken helping to highlight the differences between physical, intellectual and emotional labor.

 

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