Emotional Intelligence

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If You Forget How to “Play in Pain” – You’ll Hate Yourself Later

Personal Bio In my 20+ years working as an organizational psychologist, I’ve worked with leaders at all levels. From the shiny new boss full of energy and enthusiasm (but not much awareness), to the battle-worn executive who has become tired and cynical. I’m happily married to my wife Rita. We…

Are Your Leadership Barriers Harming Your Company?

Barriers are obstacles that prevent peak performance. How many are you unintentionally creating in your company? Leadership barriers start at the top and their impact affects your whole organization. The symptoms of these barriers take many forms and hide in many places including your culture, processes, and strategy. Worst of…
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“I Am a Badass!” Practicing Emotional Resilience

“People who wade into discomfort and vulnerability and tell the truth about their stories are the real badasses.” Brene Brown I write a lot about managing emotions, but it’s not because I am an expert. One reason that I do it is to improve my own skills. Recently, I had an…

Start Each Day in 2016 With An Inquiry

One of our favorite rituals associated with the start of a new year is resolving to change our unwanted behaviors or improve ourselves in various ways. While well-intentioned, more often than not our resolutions fail. This year, instead of making resolutions, do something different: every day, ask yourself one or…

How Seriously Do You Take Your Emotional Health

“The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind.”             G.K. Chesterton, Author Most leaders I work with are aware of the importance of their physical health, particularly the importance of eating…

Demonstrate Leadership With Your Emotional Self-Regulation and Maturity

If I asked you to name someone who is emotionally immature, who comes to mind? Maybe it’s an adult acting like the kid throwing his phone in this Nationwide commercial. Hopefully, its not you! In the business environment, emotions still take second seat to logic, even though the work of…

The Secret to Leadership

“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it: and this you have power to revoke at any moment.” Marcus Aurelius   What if you knew the “secret” of being a great leader and living a…

Empathy, Emotions and Leadership

  Empathy Is The Most Powerful Leadership Tool Anything you’re trying to make happen as a leader involves other people. Unfortunately, most people don’t have to follow you. They don’t have to believe in your great ideas, buy your wonderful products, or do what you want them to do. You…

What Makes a Good Leader?

Are there any real secrets to leadership? Probably not.  Even so, leadership is one of the most written about subjects. Here are a variety of articles about leadership that sound deceptively simple and are difficult to do well. Expanded awareness is a different state of consciousness. It is a place…

The Danger of Avoiding Emotion

  While discussing an issue of a member at a monthly meeting of one of my CEO Groups, another member advised: “Take the emotion out of it!” The advice was well-intentioned, but ultimately, wrong. Ignoring emotion in the workplace can actually be dangerous. Here are links to a few insightful…
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