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How To Keep The Phone Ringing

I was reminded of the biggest driver of success when giving a speech while sick as a dog last week. It keeps my phone ringing. Do you do it?

I pulled this post yesterday just as Martine was pushing ’send’. I lost my nerve, fearing it sounded boastful. Forgive me please if it does. I don’t mean it to be. It’s just a reminder of what drives success. So here it is. Shared with love.

Now, my IQ is about average. (Apparently my EQ is much worse than that!). Here’s the point. I manage to continue to thrive in my little corner of my little industry because I commit to one habit. Muhammad Ali summed it up with this powerful statement:

R.I.P IQ and EQ. The new VIP is CQ.

It’s useful to have solid dollops of IQ and emotional intelligence. But to survive and thrive today, you need a double helping of CQ. How do you rate?

I’ve been searching for the critical ingredient we must have to protect and build careers and value proposition in ‘disrupted times’ (Yes I know- ‘disrupted’ is an over-used word, but so be it.) This mindset has to be part of the DNA of businesses and professionals if we are to avoid the extinction events accelerating around us. Then a management consultant gave me the answer. Her business has nailed it. To keep relevant and at the edge, every one us has to build this non-negotiable trait.