emotional intelligence

You’re Human – Act Like It

It’s okay to be human. In fact, it’s critical. Effective leadership, or the ability to truly speak the language of leading, requires vulnerability – the willingness to remove the mask of perfection.  Those who are emotionally intelligent know that perfection or the expectation of perfection is unrealistic. Revealing vulnerabilities is an effective way to strip […]

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personal improvement

How’s Your Garden of Personal Improvement Coming?

At this point in the summer, many of the gardening efforts made in the spring are coming to fruition – hopefully. Just as I hope you are enjoying fresh carrots, beets, tomatoes and all number of other vegetables and fruits, you can enjoy the “fruits” of thoughtful planning, preparation, and cultivation for personal improvement. My […]

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steps to business success

The 8 Steps to Success

I previously wrote on the importance of developing a mindset of success – you can read it here.   A major factor in being successful throughout your life will be how you think about your abilities and the circumstances around you. As I touched on before, The Locus of Control, as introduced by Julian Rotter in […]

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Developing a Mindset of Success

It’s easy to have some fun at the expense of a success mindset. Saturday Night Live has numerous skits that have stood the test of time and become iconic pop-cultural references for several generations. Many might recall the “Daily Affirmations with Stuart Smalley” segments where at the end of each skit he repeats to himself, […]

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Powerful Messages Use Powerful Words

The language of leading is built on one’s ability to perceive, relate, and communicate—after all, it is a language! What we communicate through our non-verbal cues is extremely important, but so are the words we choose in any given situation. Powerful leaders who inspire, persuade, and provoke change use powerful communication. Note your use of […]

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What These Engineers Are Learning is Just as Important for You

So, what are these engineers learning that’s so important? Let’s find out: “Social scientists have recognized that success is strongly influenced by personal qualities such as perseverance, self-control, and the ability to work well on teams. Companies recognize that employees with high emotional intelligence are more resilient, flexible, and adjust easier to the fast-changing dynamic […]

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Deciding On Your Call to Action

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