Author Archives: Julie Soderlund

Acumen: A Vital, Context-Dependent Set of Capabilities

Acumen: A Vital, Context-Dependent Set of Capabilities

Acumen is another abstract but vital concept which we evaluate and cultivate at Emerge CCS. Acumen refers to a set of capabilities which is specific to an area of expertise. In other words, the specific skills which contribute to acumen …
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Emotional Intelligence: Abstract Concept, Concrete Value

Emotional Intelligence: Abstract Concept, Concrete Value

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is crucial to success in both professional and personal life. It may be the most vital quality of all, but it’s somewhat abstract, and therefore tricky to measure and hard to teach. Understanding Others is Essential for …
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Acumen and Competencies Drive Performance

Acumen and Competencies Drive Performance

Exceptional performers understand themselves, both strengths and weaknesses. This awareness allows them to adapt to their competencies; draw effectively on their strengths; and focus on improving their weaknesses. At Emerge, we rely on the Tri-Feedback process of professional development, targeting …
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Driving Forces: What Motivates You?

Driving Forces: What Motivates You?

The PNP People Not Process Program℠ I’ve created is grounded in five comprehensive phases, also known as the five sciences. Together, these sciences are devoted to evaluating behaviors and driving forces, and how they intersect. In my previous post we discussed …
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Improve Relationships by Understanding Communication Styles

Improve Relationships by Understanding Communication Styles

According to Keith Ferrazzi, author of Who’s Got Your Back, stronger workplace relationships are a major predictor of employee engagement. This positive dynamic improves productivity, reduces stress, and builds an unstoppable team. Understanding others’ style is just part of the package. …
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