Have you ever observed someone who struggled with speaking up to the boss?
Fear is a powerful ally when it keeps us safe from potentially harmful situations--like driving too fast or walking alone at night in a dangerous area.
Fear is NOT our ally when it prevents us from embracing opportunities for growth.
Thank you for being inspiring and aspiring leaders! Thank you for sharing your vision, for encouraging people to grow and develop, and for acknowledging the people on your team who make a contribution. Thank you for expressing gratitude to others in ways that help them to connect the dots about what is important in your organization.
Like boats, people create wakes -- swells of good feeling, ripples of irritation, or frothing waves of drama and crisis. These emotional wakes can either spur engagement or thwart it, which is why effective leaders are mindful of the impact they have on those around them.
After hearing about Pixar's new animated movie, I knew I had to see it immediately!
Would a surgeon ask her intern to perform surgery without surgical tools? Of course not.
"Does emotional intelligence really matter?" Arnold, one of my new coaching clients asked me.
A client of mine recently shared a story about how she resolved a long-standing personal conflict using her newly acquired awareness of emotional intelligence.
Years ago my son participated in an activity called Odyssey of the Mind. It’s a wonderful creative problem solving competition that promotes teamwork and creativity. The team he joined happened to be very successful, winning multiple state championships and even taking first place at the world competition in 2010.
Recently, my mother had to undergo open heart surgery and she asked me if I would remain with her in the ICU. Of course I said yes. Soon after I realized that I had questions about the best way to be present to my mother in this situation.
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