The Crossroads of Business Sustainability and Social Intelligence

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The Crossroads of Business Sustainability and Social Intelligence

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 11:17am

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With a multitude of paths to career satisfaction, evidence indicates that “finding meaning in the workplace” may be the single most important factor to long term satisfaction in the workplace.  In fact, research shows that growing work frustrations are directly related to immediate supervision and a lack of recognition.  So how can today’s leaders increase the engagement of their employees?  What new skills will define tomorrow’s business sustainability innovators?
 
Reviewing the Harvard Business Review post, The Must-Have Leadership Skill, we explore the growing emphasis on ‘social intelligence’ as a required business skill.  As the article describes: 
 
“Technical skills and self-mastery alone allow you to be an outstanding individual contributor. But to lead, you need an additional interpersonal skill set…leadership is the art of accomplishing goals through other people.” 
 
While creating ‘meaningful work’ is both the responsibility of the employer as well as the employee, business leaders can greatly accelerate the process by recognizing and rewarding the pursuit of these business sustainability efforts.  Reflecting back on the 2009 article, Jumping into the Green Job Market, the recovering market has created a new generation of workers, with a new set of expectations.  Click here to continue reading The Crossroads of Business Sustainability and Social Intellgence. 
 

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Keywords: Business & Trade | Business | Employee Engagement | Sustainability | Sustainable Business | Taiga Company

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