great organizations hire, train and retain high cq talent as shown by man standing in board room window

Great Organizations Hire, Train and Retain High CQ Talent

I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. Winston Churchill In a previous post, I made the argument that Intellectual Curiosity (CQ) should be one of the top 3 – Go or NO GO criteria for hiring, training and retaining talent for your organization. For senior the roles, the level of Intellectual Curiosity (CQ) is one of the strongest predictors of a leaders’ success and effectiveness. Intellectual Curiosity is

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Great Leaders Have High Intellectual Curiosity

Great leaders have high intellectual curiosity, also known as a CQ. Intellectual Curiosity is consistently defined as one’s deep and persistent desire to know, and correlate with best leaders and the best employees. The more senior the role, the more critical Intellectual Curiosity (CQ) is to a leader’s ability to succeed.

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Leadership is Learning

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. John F. Kennedy Learning is the most critical cornerstone in our evolution to great leadership. It is the fundamental developmental requirement we depend on for continued growth. Dedicate yourself to a “never stop learning” philosophy. Remember learning is a lifelong endeavor and life never stops teaching us! Be ferocious in your quest for knowledge. Strive to become a more self-aware, conscious and empathetic leader. Become a mentor!

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Featured On Career Success Podcast

“What have I done?” That was the apprehensive thought that came to mind as I sat at my hotel room desk to prepare for a video podcast interview I had agreed to do a month prior. I assumed leadership would be the subject matter of the interview since my entire focus is on leadership – keynotes, workshops, executive coaching… leadership, leadership and more leadership. As I read through the write up from Jennifer Tardy and