Leadership Development: The Four Corners of Empathetic Assertiveness

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. –George Bernard Shaw  Successful leaders exhibit skills that may look natural and easy yet are truly the result of paying close attention and being responsive to the whole environment.  To do so, they learn to be emotionally literate and employ a …

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Top 10 Reasons for Playing!

It feels good and makes you happy! Happy is good!  Good for your health, for your decision-making, for your relationships….. Heck, what isn’t it good for? It’s good for our world economy – a stretch?  Maybe, but what about the recreation dollars we spend even if we’re just driving to a great hike in the …

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Building Collaborative Intelligence with Emotional Awareness and Communication

On the last post we began discussing what it takes to enhance a team’s collaborative intelligence (CQ, CI). On that post we discussed motivation and team identity. On this post we will highlight emotional awareness and communication as fundamental skills in developing with a team’s collaboration. Emotional awareness is one of the most underutilized of the qualities. Emotions are a rich resource of data and good data leads …

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