Emotional Intelligence – a Lens for Leadership

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Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to understand your emotions and use this ability to manage your behaviors and relationships.  Leaders with higher EQ are better equipped for making wise decisions under pressure and rapid change. EQ is a lens that great leaders use to strengthen awareness and influence others – for positive personal and…

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Gratitude Matters

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Being Grateful is a Gift that Pays it Forward for you, and For Others The word Gratitude is derived from the Latin root word gratus – or that for which we feel thankful. It is distinct from a sense of satisfaction from personal accomplishment. To feel grateful acknowledges that something bigger than ourselves is involved when good comes our way. Things like love,…

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The Fear Factor – Make Friends

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“I’m afraid.” I was intrigued. What fears surrounded her many strengths and possibilities? I’d heard these words voiced before by others with similarly stunning business performance and opportunities. Being afraid of our dreams is human. Our aspirations show up as the dream most desired and the dream most dreaded. The paradox can stem from a…

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Runaway Mind Train

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Assumptions We all have them, and we tend to transfer those assumptions onto unfamiliar faces, unknown situations, and outcomes that we feel are uncontrollable. I totally get that. I catch myself doing this all the time.  Today, for example. I awoke this morning planning to go in for my annual and routine blood tests. This…

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Goal Setting: What’s Possible?

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Goal Setting To achieve this possibility, how will I move towards it? What might be different when it happens? What is this worth to me/us? Who, or what comes with us, and what respectfully needs to be left behind? Who or what is needed? For us? For any new stakeholders? Assess if actions are moving…

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Building Resilience

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Rewrite Your Stories.  What do you tell yourself in the midst of adversity? Do you replay your failures or fears from the past? If so, why not try new stories based on what’s currently happening? What does the current evidence support? What’s something different you may not have considered that would be wonderful if it…

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Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

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Simon Sinek suggests that the most successful leaders and innovators follow this formula: first ask “why,” then “how,” then “what” when pursuing a goal, and not the other way around. Sinek suggests that these steps will set you apart as a leader, providing you with purpose, clarity, and focus.

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Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work?

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Dan Ariely’s presentation explores our motivations for work, suggesting that it is not simply about earning money. Ariely suggests that work is rewarding when we care about achieving goals, meeting challenges, making progress, and pursuing purpose. ]]>

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Diana Nyad: Never, ever give up. (resilience, focus, commitment)

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Diana Nyad shares her incredible story of resilience and focus while achieving a goal that had never been done—swimming 100 miles from Cuba to Florida. Nyad encourages us to never give up as we face our fears and overcome seemingly impossible challenges. ]]>

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