Excellent Executive Coaching

A few weeks ago, I was a guest on ‘Excellent Executive Coaching,’ a podcast hosted by Dr. Katrina Burrus. Dr. Burrus is a leadership coach and has spent years analyzing the essentials: what makes leaders succeed — or fail. Let’s dive in a bit to some of what we discussed: Differences between military values and … Read more

Podcast Episode 14: Trust And Empower, with Lt. Col. (Ret.) Jack Matthews

In this podcast episode, my guest is Lt. Col. (Ret.) Jack Matthews. Jack spent time in the Army, in corporate life at Intel, and in a civilian capacity at the Air Force. The launching point for our conversation is one of The Big Six Leadership Principles®: “Trust and Empower.” We discuss how to begin building … Read more

Podcast Episode 12: Do The Right Thing When No One Is Looking

My guest is Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Craig Whelden, who I’ve known for many years. He’s the author of “Leadership: The Art of Inspiring People to Be Their Best” (https://craigwhelden.com/buy-the-book/). The topic of our conversation is one of our Big 6 Leadership Principles®: “Do the Right Thing When No One is Looking.” We also discuss the … 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

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