Emotional Intelligence

  • Mr. Myagi’s Lessons on Vulnerability

    About a year ago, I wrote about my quest to be FEARLESS! Did I achieve the fearlessness that I was seeking? Yes and no. In my pursuit of fearlessness, the universe instead provided several opportunities to be vulnerable. [Ha ha universe – not laughing!] Yes, we must be careful what we ask for. My greatest […]

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  • Self-Acceptance: A Foundation of Business Results

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    As crazy as it may sound self-acceptance has everything to do with business results. As leaders we are focused on the product, service or task that we are responsible for, both individually and with our teams. We place great care and attention on how to organize our processes, procedures, budgets and roles to make it all […]

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  • Recognition & Celebration Bring Power

    When was the last time you prepared for a conversation? My guess is that it was most likely a difficult conversation, where you may have had to provide some tough feedback. When was the last time you were intentional about planning for a conversation focused on recognition or celebration? Morag Barrett explains, in her book […]

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  • 3 Kinds of Difficult Conversations

    Fifteen years of research at the Harvard Negotiation Project has produced some interesting information about what goes on during difficult conversations and conflict. In our workshop Cultivating Winning Relationships we explore the conversation strategies designed to cultivate winning relationships. Within these strategies there are three basic kinds of conversations, no matter what the subject. In […]

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  • Tough Feedback: 4 ways to deliver it like a pro

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    As business owners and team members, we all have to deliver tough messages. At some point, we will have to say the equivalent of that dreaded line, “We need to talk . . .” Why are such conversations so difficult that we’ll do anything to avoid them? I’ll admit, I don’t like having tough conversations. […]

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  • 3 Tips to Keep Difficult Conversations on Track

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    Many people I know and work with will do anything to avoid difficult conversations. Usually it’s because we fear strong emotions might get triggered and we’ll end up ruining a relationship. That fear is genuine and real. You know what I’m talking about if you’ve ever experienced an emotional hijacking – a sudden flare of […]

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  • 3 secrets to difficult conversations

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    Why do we avoid difficult conversations? At some point, many of us have had to deliver the dreaded line, “We need to talk.”  And this often precedes an argument rather than any conversation. How do you disentangle difficult conversations? Some conversations are so difficult that we’ll do anything to avoid them. This is possibly because: […]

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  • What Can I Do About Imposter Syndrome?

    Last week I talked about imposter syndrome, that insidious little voice that can creep into our minds, uninvited, and trash-talk us into a quivering wreck. This week, how to turn the volume down. Three things you can do right now, to start dealing with the imposter in the mirror. 1. You Are Not Alone Researching […]

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  • On Being a Fake

    “What’s talent but the ability to get away with something?”  ~Tennessee Williams It Was Only A Matter of Time… Have you ever had that feeling? You know, the one that insidiously slides up your back and envelops your brain and takes root. The feeling that whispers in your ear, “One day, they’re gonna figure it […]

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  • Be your own Ally this Holiday Season

    Well, here we are – right in the “thick of it”. Our holiday season is in full swing, and it couldn’t be busier at both work and home. We are all trying to get countless things done in a really short period of time: end of year work commitments/goals, shopping lists, holiday parties, travel preparation, […]

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