Leadership Hacks

A while back, I was pleased to be a guest on Steve Rush’s ‘Leadership Hacker’ podcast. There is one interesting question that Steve asks all his guests: what are their top leadership ‘hacks’? Here are some of mine. They might not be what you expect! Be willing to listen. Try and dispense with your preconceived … Read more

The Opportunity Ahead of Us

Opportunity can be everywhere, even in the most unexpected places – and even in uncertain and difficult times. A few months ago, I spoke with David Meltzer, David A. Moreno Jr, and Mike Mumola. They are all unique and interesting thinkers in the world of leadership coaching and development. One key question covered in our … Read more

EQ Component 5: Build a Higher Level of Social Skill

“We’re losing social skills, the human interaction skills, how to read a person’s mood, to read their body language, how to be patient until the moment is right to make or press a point. Too much exclusive use of electronic information dehumanizes what is a very, very important part of community life and living together.” … Read more

EQ Component 4 – Build A Higher Level Of Empathy

“Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize?” – Marcus Aurelius This is part of my ongoing series of blogs about Emotional Intelligence (EQ).   The fourth component of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is Empathy.  The … Read more

EQ Component 3: Maintaining Motivation

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.” – St. Jerome   This is part of my ongoing series of blogs about Emotional Intelligence (EQ).   The third component of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in the common framework of understanding the subject is Motivation.  Daniel Goleman, acknowledged … Read more

EQ Component 2: Developing Self-Regulation

“He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.” –  Lao Tzu This is part of my ongoing series of blogs about Emotional Intelligence (EQ). The second component of EQ in the common framework of understanding the subject is Self-Regulation.  Daniel Goleman, who is acknowledged as the thought … Read more