Category: Emotional Intelligence

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Want to Be a Good Boss? Focus on People

Getting promoted to boss gives you the opportunity to shine a light on yourself and the people you are responsible for. Here’s how to do it.

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Healing Grief: The Secret of Peonies

Paeonia lactiflora “Hermione” was easy to find in early June. The pink, fragrant flower is widely available and is an established cultivar of the peony family. It was the clear choice because peonies were my mom’s favorite flower. These proud, pink, showy blossoms were abundant at her funeral in 2004. […]

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The Hummingbird Attitude

What is it about the hummingbird that captures our attention? How do these tiny creatures stir up such joyous, youthful emotions and excitement in even the most hardened of people? They’re enigmatic creatures, symbolic of love, joy, happiness, life, energy, and more, but there must be something deeper that holds […]

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How to Change the World for the Better

Term: Spontaneous Collaborative Unanimity Definition: a group of strangers suddenly acting from unanimous emotional intelligence to help another person. Usage: I saw a beautiful act of spontaneous collaborative unanimity today when 3 people rushed to the side of a man having a seizure. This morning, I read a post about […]

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Intentional Leadership: Learning from History

Transform your leadership capacity by making peace with the past. Be an intentional leader.

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Redefining Gratitude

There’s no shortage of social media posts about gratitude – it’s that time of year. Gratitude comes easy in November, but what about February or August – how do you sustain it all year long? I’m a word nerd, so I did some quick internet research on the origins of […]

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Social Media: In Pursuit of the Greater Good

You’ve noticed how easily you become distressed by the volatility in social media posts. What starts as sincere conviction about a topic quickly digresses into personal insults or worse. Your humanity is both cause and cure for the way your conversations do harm or good. And you have emotional intelligence […]

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Gone Fishin’: Wisdom from my Grandfather

Summer reminds me of my grandfather because it was his favorite time to go fishing. He liked to wake up early so we could be on the lake by sunrise and home before the relentless Texas heat bore down on us. Our fishing trips included lots of conversation, which is […]

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Beyond the Brain: Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

At the age of 35, I was hired as the Executive Director of a nonprofit organization. It was the realization of one of my highest professional goals, and it quickly taught me that I needed to strengthen my emotional intelligence to be an effective leader. I began a journey that […]