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Which is More Important - Your Ego or Your Cash?
by Anne Riche
Some good friends were teasing me because I have a high tier frequent flyer card but I couldn't see the joke. So I suggested to my friends that their banter was just "card envy" But it stopped me in my tracks and made me think when David said: "well my goal is to have bronze". Bronze? His goal? He went on: "If I had bronze instead of platinum, it would mean that I wouldn't be travelling as much and would be at home with my family more." What an insight. He'd certainly sorted out his priorities and made me think about mine.

What's the Difference Between My Dad and Going to Work?
by Anne Riches

As leaders and team members, we have to accept, even though we may not understand the reason why, that we work with people who have fears, real and imagined. Sometimes it's impossible to know where they come from, how they are generated, why they stay with us, when, where and how they'll show up. So what we must do is learn tools to control our fears and our responses to them.

Dealing with Jerks, Back Stabbers, Bullies and Sycopants at Work
by Harvey Deutschendorf

They're found in every work place. Regardless of how fortunate you are to be working with a great group of supportive caring coworkers, there always seems to be at least one that makes your work life less than ideal. Using our emotional intelligence to recognize and understand our emotions and the emotions of others is a crucial skill when dealing with these types of people.

Do You Procrastinate? Or Would You Like to Answer That Later?
by Anne Riches

What is it that holds us back from starting or finishing certain things? What is it that makes us knowingly procrastinate - and then, and here's the worst part, beat ourselves up for doing it? And why is it that so many people seem to share this predicament? The more people I talk to about my growing interest in this topic - the more people say to me: when you find the answer - let me know!

It's Not Fair
by Anne Riches

How many times have you said: ‘it's not fair'? How many times have you heard others say it? How does it make you feel when you sense injustice? How does it impact your energy and commitment levels? What impact do you think it could have on an employee's level of engagement with their employer? Neuroscientists have been conducting experiments for over 25 years on what happens in our brains when we experience something as being fair or not fair.

Still Crazy After All These Years
by Anne Riches

Fear is an essential component of our survival mechanism. When we are frightened, our amygdalae become more active and lay down extra memories, richer and denser memories - as part of their way of building up our protective instincts. We need to be able to consciously deal with irrational fears - because our amygdala doesn't know the difference.

Overcoming Fear and Paralysis That Can Derail Promising Careers
by Harvey Deutschendorf

Even though the word in the company was that Jeremy was a dedicated and competent employee, nobody knew much about him as he was so quiet and private. Management was nervous about promoting someone who appeared to them to be secretive, wondering if he had something to hide. Jeremy came up with a plan to change that.

Teenagers - Out of Control in a Neuro-Physiological Cauldron?
by Anne Riches

Do you have teenagers around you? Children? Employees? Do you get frustrated by their short attention spans, their risk taking, their inability to see things rationally or to appreciate the consequences of their actions? Recent research shows that our brain reaches about 95 percent of its final size by the time we are age 6. But the development of higher functions - including judgement and the ability to control impulses - is not complete until around age 25.

Does Your Boss Have Empathy?
by Harvey Deutschendorf

Fiona was Corrie’s manager. They had recently come up with a new process and since Corrie was a recognized expert on the topic, Fiona decided she would be the natural choice to present to the annual meeting of the U.S. division. While Corrie was very knowledgeable, she was somewhat of an introvert and not comfortable speaking to large numbers of people. She meets with Fiona and discusses her concerns and anxieties concerning the presentation with her.

What’s Your EQ?
by Elizabeth LaPierre

Studies show that emotional intelligence (EI) affects job performance.  Individuals and groups with high emotional intelligence are more likely to be effective and to deliver superior performance than those with lower EI.  In fact, research also tells us that the measure of an individual’s emotional intelligence, often referred to as one’s emotional intelligence quotient (EQ), can have a significantly greater impact on job performance than traditional leadership skills.

Almonds Out of Control - A Man Dies
by Anne Riches
In the beautiful city of Sydney where water restrictions are imposed, an elderly man was watering his garden. It was legal. He was watering his roses in the late afternoon, within the time limits imposed by the water restrictions in his neighbourhood. A younger man passed by. It seems that the men exchanged words about the watering and an altercation broke out. Moments later, the older man was dead. What could have happened?

Spiraling INTO Control - The Path to Consistent Performance
by John Haime

The ability to manage emotions under life's pressures is the key element in separating elite performers from average ones. We all experience life's emotional spiral, and it's how we fight our way to the top that determines our degree of success.

A Look at the Impact of Emotions in the World's Great Golfers and Leaders
by John Haime

In both golf and leadership, only when the "players" are under pressure in a dynamic, changing environment can we separate the contenders from the pretenders.
So, what is the framework that can help you become a better leader or golfer?

Emotions - The Path to Your Potential in Leadership and Golf
by John Haime

What can take you to a new level? Why do you tend to do the things you do, whether on the golf course or in the boardroom? Once you learn that, you can quickly learn to more effectively manage your emotions and behavior to your advantage.

Making a Graceful Exit
by Susan Dunn

Many of us have a hard time accepting the fact that it’s time to get the resume ready, but when that time comes, and you know it, give it a good finish.

Immature Leaders Go Off Like Milk
by Estienne de Beer

Real leaders have one particular commonality that is easy to spot: maturity. Mature leaders know when to lead, when to follow and when to get out of the way.

Letting Go of Beliefs That Don’t Work
by Susan Dunn

When you keep getting stuck and state your belief, ask yourself how that belief has been working for you. One belief you might entertain is that when you change, your life changes.

How to Learn Resilience: The Stress Buster for the Decade
by Susan Dunn

Learning resilience means learning the skills for coping with adversity and bouncing back without bitterness. It means bouncing back with hope and optimism for the future.

What Emotional Intelligence Can Do For Your Organization
by Susan Dunn
Emotional Intelligence is based on empirical data, is scientifically based, consists of basic competencies that can be learned and deals with emotions that affect our ability to think and produce.

Awakening the Leader Within Through Emotional Intelligence
by Harvey Deutschendorf
With "Emotional Intelligent Moments" and "Ask the Coach" we found ways to reach out to all leadership participants and speak about emotional intelligence in a way that was meaningful, interesting and relevant to their work.

The Tragic Flaw and Emotional Intelligence
by Susan Dunn
The tragic flaw is something about an otherwise brave, honest, or good person that sets into motion a chain of events that brings their downfall — in most plays, death. The tragedy is not that they were undone by external events or other people, but that they do themselves in.

Harnessing the Power of Emotional Intelligent Leadership
by Janet C. Macaluso

Whether participating in a strategy session or unveiling a new marketing campaign to the troops, high EQ leaders attend to both the business and emotional needs - a subtle but crucial dimension of success.

Emotional Intelligence: The Other Acumen Gets its Due
by Ellen Stuhlmann

If you are really serious about leading people and businesses, it's worth while to take a look at yourself and see where you are.

When Managers Fail, It is Usually Due To Poor Emotional Intelligence
by Freda Turner, Ph.D.
An article in Fortune magazine reported that 40 percent of new management hires fail within their first 18 months. When investigating these failures, it was found that "failure to build good relationships" or "Emotional Intelligence" was the culprit an overwhelming 82 percent of the time.

Your Career and Emotional Intelligence
by Freda Turner

More careers derail due to poor emotional behaviors than lack of technical skills. By incorporating emotional intelligence into the training culture, the organization can enjoy higher productivity and less employee turnover of talented workers.

Related Topics: Executive Performance | Personal Development

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