5 benefits of bringing your dog into the office

Thinking back to the start of my career, I couldn’t imagine the idea of bringing your dog into the office. And no, I’m not all that old! But I’ve noticed a trend over the past few years of seeing dogs in more and more places, especially non-traditional places that didn’t necessarily welcome dogs in...

How to Avoid Five Common Pitfalls in the Workplace

We all start out with the best of intentions. The new job we’ve just been hired for is going to be the best one we’ve ever had! Our plan is to go in early, work diligently and productively and surpass all expectations. And we really believe we can pull this off, at least until we encounter one or...

5 ways to move forward after a setback

Moving forward after a setback, especially an emotional one, can be quite a challenge. When we encounter a major life situation, we can be stripped of our energy and we need to regroup. What tools can we use to help us regroup? How can we be sure that we take that situation, learn from it, and...

A two-step process to improve your emotional intelligence

We all have experienced anxiety on one level or another. It can last for minutes, hours, days or even months. It usually happens when we try to figure out life after personal crisis, or when we pursue a challenging goal in transitional times. But people with high emotional intelligence have a way...

Sports brings out our primal nature - but also exposes our emotional intelligence

Fall season in the United States means sports are in high gear. The World Series pits two of the Major League’s best teams against each other while college rivalries, NFL football and the start of the basketball and hockey seasons give sports fans a full plate of sporting options. Though sports are...

Reduce Emotional Hijacking with Emotional Intelligence

Everyone knows someone who gets emotional, or even fears getting on a plane. The person tenses up, hands turn clammy, and they become generally irritable simply by driving to the airport. Although this person may be the pillar of common sense and practicality in any other situation, when they get...

End (or at least Ease) Emotional Hijacking

Learn to recognize and deal with it effectively It’s happened to all of us at one time or another.

The Secret Sauce to Overcoming Rejection

4 takeaways from an expert on rejection If there were one universal truth in business, perhaps it would be knowledge that you will get rejected – often.

How to Practice Emotional Discipline Today

There’s a part of emotional discipline and intelligence that is key to leaders successfully creating collaborative outcomes. It would appear, from my experience with thousands of them in training and executive coaching sessions, to be the portion known as “self-management.”

10 Qualities of Emotionally Intelligent People

Experiences Help Us Gain Greater Self-Awareness Have you ever wondered why some people seem to shine brightest in any situation and can easily brush off conflict?