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

EQ Component 1: Building Self-Awareness

“Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one’s awareness of one’s ignorance.” — Anthony de Mello As I mentioned in my previous blog (the first in this series), Emotional Intelligence, or EQ, has several key characteristics, the first of which is Self–awareness. Self-awareness is defined by Daniel Goleman as “the ability to recognize and understand your … Read more

Raising the EQ Bar: Improving Your Emotional Intelligence

  “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”                                                                                                       Albert Camus     Have you recently given any thought to improving your emotional intelligence? Have you considered how it might be able to make you a better leader? Daniel Goleman has been the established thought leader … Read more

What A Great Culture Looks Like

I didn’t always understand what a great culture looks like. In fact, as a young West Point cadet and later as an Army officer, I only had a vague notion of what a culture was at all. We had a set way of doing things, to be sure, but it was pretty much taken for … Read more

Many Points of Light: Developing Your Team for Growth

Each of us, day to day, engage in a discovery process.  When developing your team for growth, be aware of your discovery process as a leader of leaders and adapt to it. To start, examine your role in your organization. Are you the only leader, the only person who provides direction or the final say? … Read more

The Backbrief: A Tool For Better Listening

Listening can feel harder to do than ever. That seems even more true in a world where many of us are still ‘socially-distanced’ and dealing with online-only ‘remote teams.’ Now more than ever we can use a tool for better listening that will cut through all the noise. There’s always going to be outside distractions. … Read more