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Posts Tagged ‘Emotional Intelligence’

  • As a Leader, Focus on Being vs Doing

    by • on Jun 8, 11 • in Career, Leadership, Professional Development, Self Awareness, Uncategorized • with No Comments

    In this crazy, fast-paced work environment that we’re all part of it’s hard to remember that the “how’ of getting something done can be just as important as the “what”.  We are, after all, human beings not human doings. But the doing takes over doesn’t it?  We rush around trying to get it all done.  We schedule, reschedule, check email, send email and go from meeting to meeting.  At the end of the day, we look at our to-do list and wonder:  What did I get done today? I’m posing that there’s another important question

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  • How Often Do We Put People In a Box?

    by • on Apr 15, 10 • in Leadership, Professional Development, Self Awareness • with No Comments

    Here’s the scene: A full day workshop with 40 generation y’rs in the advertising industry in Fort Worth Texas.  We have been hired to provide training on the topics of Improving your Productivity and Supervision/Team Coaching.  My co-leader, Eve,  and I have built what we believe to be a fantastic day of learning, fun and training.  It includes a great balance of information (lecture), interactions, exercises and … well I was finally persuaded to incorporate a short body movement/dancing exercise.   Both of us being German (she more so than me as she has just moved here

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  • 3 Ways Successful Leaders Develop Trust

    by • on Nov 3, 09 • in Leadership • with No Comments

    Last week I listened to the first webcast on Getting Customers to Choose You Over Everyone Else: Leveraging Credibility, Believability, and Trust in Everything you do created by the League of Extraordinary Minds. As an entrepreneur, I appreciated the sheer amount of practical tips and information that will help me with my business. And as a leadership and career coach, I was struck by the focus on some of the less “tangible” or as often described, the “softer skills” that were clear MUSTS in the minds of these successful leaders. 1) Be you! Be authentic,

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  • Developing More Emotional Intelligence

    by • on Aug 24, 09 • in Emotional Intelligence • with 2 Comments

    We have been conditioned to believe that IQ is the best measure of human potential. In the last decade, however, researchers have found that this isn’t necessarily the case. In actuality, your emotional intelligence quotient (EQ) might be a greater predictor of success. What is Emotional Intelligence? Emotional Intelligence – EQ – is a relatively recent behavioral model, rising to prominence with Daniel Goleman’s 1995 Book called ‘Emotional Intelligence’. There are many definitions for Emotional Intelligence and its meaning is constantly evolving. However, at its most basic level: Emotional Intelligence is the ability to manage

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