Archive | June, 2013

You can recapture your power!

No one can ‘unempower’ you without your consent. Your power and energy come from within. Empowered . . . . . unempowered. Motivated . . . . . unmotivated. Engaged . . . . . disengaged. Many leaders use these words as active verbs that can be DONE TO or GIVEN TO other people. Engage! […]

Hire and “Hug An Eccentric”® for non-creative jobs

Bret Morstad’s recent article on ceo.com “MAKE EVERY HIRE A CREATIVE-MINDED PERSON, EVEN FOR NON-CREATIVE JOBS” underscores the wisdom of Hug An Eccentric, with a couple of qualifiers. He begins with “NOT ALL JOBS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH CREATIVITY. HOWEVER, THINKING DIFFERENT–NO MATTER WHAT THE POSITION–IS CRUCIAL TO INNOVATION. ANYTHING ELSE IS A PATH TO THE […]

Deliberate practice – the path to emotional intelligence

Geoff Colvin’s advice in the book “Talent is Overrated” applies as much to the discipline of developing emotional intelligence and changing behaviors as it does to developing any other skill. It’s a must-read for anyone who is serious about developing leadership EQ. The nutshell description of Deliberate Practice: Deliberate practice is designed specifically to improve […]

Igniting Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence is a passive quality until it is ignited by authenticity and courage.  Courage is the hallmark of true leadership….. …..the courage to act rather than continue to delay what is right but not comfortable …..the courage to be authentic and truthful …..the courage to advocate for values …..the courage to openly own mistakes […]