Posts Tagged 'Emotional intelligence'

Leaving Behind Toxic Waste

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The other day while driving down the freeway a truck pulled up behind me and flashed their lights. There was a car in front of me but I pulled over immediately to let this person go by, as they were obviously in a hurry to go somewhere. Then the truck accelerated to the next car’s bumper and started flashing their lights for them to move out of their way. I thought they would hit the bumper of the car yet they ...

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Promotion to Pressure Cooker

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Many of us aspire to be leaders so we work hard and prove our worth, deliver results in hopes we will get noticed. The big day comes and we get the promotion and then things get really interesting. Most leaders get the raise because they are good at getting the work done, often times independently of managing others. So what happens to our abilities to get results after we take the promotion into management? How can we make the transition ...

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Leading with Emotional Intelligence

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Have you ever been in a meeting where you are discussing a certain problem or topic and two people have different perspectives on what the issue is? At first things are being discussed in a respectful way and then somewhere along the way the tone, volume and discussion shifts radically.  Egos are ignited, block walls are built to defend home territory, and the interaction turns into a blame game where accusations are hurled across ...

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