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It Turns Out, You Really Do Need a Peloton – This is Why

On a fateful day nearly 20 years ago, Michael O’Brien, CEO of Peloton Executive Coaching, asked himself a chilling question: “Is this what it feels like to die?” Michael was a successful businessman and father who had spent years being the “Superman” to everyone in every aspect of his life.  Business had brought him to […]

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Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence.  As a leader you’re likely inundated with the term.  Articles, seminars, trainings, reports…it’s a hot topic – and for good reason.  With so much buzz about what one needs to be in order to be a successful leader and human being, it’s easy to start wondering, “Where do I measure up?  Am I […]

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Emotional Intelligence

Walking the Fine Line of Emotionally Intelligent Leadership

Last year, almost to the date, I published an article on the importance of emotional intelligence using Elon Musk of Tesla as a shining example.  At the time, there had been a number of articles written that addressed his concern and response to what was an above-average injury rate of employees at Tesla. Musk had […]

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Frequently Asked Questions

Chuck Garcia’s Frequently Asked Questions: Part 1

As an author, speaker, and professor I’m frequently asked to be a guest on podcasts, panels and other events where individuals are looking to improve their leadership and communication abilities. Through the years I’ve compiled some of the more frequent questions that I am asked and thought I’d share my answers with you. I will […]

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Top Ten Competencies of a Successful Leader

I’ve previously addressed the difference between a leader and a boss – take a peek at that article and then asked yourself, which one am I? Most of us want to be leaders who others admire, trust and want to follow; we ourselves want to work for leaders that we trust, admire and want to […]

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Executive Presence

3 Keys to Achieving Executive Presence

Early on in my career, as I looked up to the executives and people I admired, I found myself asking, “what is it about these individuals that I admire so much?” What I came to conclude, and what became the birth of what I do today, is there was something I couldn’t define – it […]

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EQ

3 Ways to Increase Your EQ …TODAY

You’ve heard me essentially say it, your EQ is more important than your IQ.  It’s true. Your ability to be aware of not only yourself but those around you is absolutely critical to your success. While one’s intelligence quotient (IQ) can only predict 1-20% of their success in a job, their emotional quotient (EQ) will […]

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Caring for your Clients: Make it About Them

What if you every time you interacted with clients you made an effort to truly observe them and how they responded to you? What if instead of focusing on what you are saying, feeling and thinking, you focused on them? The ability to do this is what sets successful leaders apart from everyone else. In […]

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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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