Nov
02

Achievement Drive: Striving to Improve or Meet a Benchmark of Excellence

Everyone gathered around the table stared in disbelief after a young woman responded to a LEADon® question about the importance of improvement, personally and professionally.  She stared back and then calmly reiterated, “I’m okay with just being average.” That group of up-and-coming leaders had every right to be dumbfounded, especially since the event they were […]

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Aug
02

A Novel Look at Innovation

For many people, innovation is a term that is usually connected to imaginative individuals who accomplish extraordinary things. Da Vinci, Curie, and Tesla are such names we all recognize. Indira Gandhi, Bill Gates, and Oprah come to mind in more recent times. What you may not realize is that Innovativeness is an EQ characteristic that […]

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Jun
04

Accurate Self-Assessment: The Powerful Potential of EQ

“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” ― C.G. Jung I came across a quote from a famous comedian that read, “I think I’m pretty self-aware”—and it did make me laugh.  Why?  Because isn’t this the way we all feel […]

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May
08

Building Bonds: EQ and the Generations at Work

Most of us know individuals with great emotional and relational competency, and those people can build bonds with others in ways that create synergy and long-term success.   So how can the rest of us improve this invaluable skill of relating to others so we too can build exceptional rapport and deep relational bonds? If you’ve […]

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Feb
05

How Does Influence Impact My EQ?

Standing beside the ancient moorings at the ruins of Pompeii, no one in our group needed a tour guide to explain that something had dramatically transformed the landscape centuries ago.  This former boat landing for a once bustling city is now far from the water’s edge—forever changed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79A.D.  […]

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Jan
03

Trustworthiness: Maintaining Standards of Honesty and Integrity

At LEADon we’re often asked: “If I could simply work on one of the 25 characteristics of Emotional Quotient (EQ), which one should it be?”  This is a great question—and, according to many business experts, there’s a simple answer:  Trustworthiness. Why is trustworthiness such an essential characteristic on which leaders should focus? Perhaps the opening […]

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Oct
05

Optimism Impacts Your Emotional Competence

Most of us would probably agree that it’s great to be around people who are optimistic, especially at work.  These silver-lining, sunshiny people simply seem to radiate happiness—and, no matter how dismal the day may be, they tend to find at least one positive aspect to focus upon.  While on occasion their ebullient attitude can […]

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Sep
05

The Power of One

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the leadership impact that one person can have, especially after watching a video clip of an Olympic athlete from years ago.  More on that later.  The main question that has been bouncing around my brain is this:  Can one person really make a difference?  And, with all of […]

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