Monthly Archives: June 2011

Credibility Is Priceless

Because rebuilding credibility takes not days or weeks, but years, and because it can be lost in an instant, taking the time to ensure alignment by talking to a few of the people around you is about the best ROI on an hour or so that you could ever get. Continue reading

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New Teleos article: How Awareness and Empathy Just Might Save the Planet

Part of the reason we can fail to act on our emotional intelligence is that we are held hostage by theories that originated during the Age of Enlightenment more than three hundred years ago. Many ideas and values that emerged during the first Industrial Revolution elevated reason and logic far above other human capabilities. But is it reason alone that allows us to rise to every challenge, rally people around a cause and face the future with power, passion and a plan? It was certainly not reason alone that sparked the uprising in Egypt, the fight against apartheid, the American Revolution or the language guaranteeing us the right to the pursuit of happiness and freedom in the United States Constitution. Continue reading

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Teleos in Tampa Tribune Article on Bringing EI to Medical Students

USF seeking medical students nicer than ‘House’ TAMPA – Alexandra Printz was honored to be accepted into the University of South Florida College of Medicine last year, but she had her eye on something else. She’d heard about a new … Continue reading

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Teleos Coach Development Program USA 2 complete!

The third open enrollment TCDP was completed on Saturday, June 12, 2011, marking the finish of the second USA program (the other was conducted in Lugano, Switzerland in 2010-2011). The ICF-certified coach program was attended by 26 participants from the … Continue reading

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The Reciprocity Principle: Followers and Leaders

Resonant leaders and followers are in a reciprocal relationship, each positively influencing and being influenced by the other. Just as a leader has the power to hire, fire, reward, and punish employees, followers have the power to authorize or withhold authorization Continue reading

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Annie McKee featured in new HBR.org piece, “Dealing with Your Incompetent Boss,”

http://blogs.hbr.org/hmu/2011/06/dealing-with-your-incompetent.html Excerpt: Think twice before ratting anyone out When you’re working for someone who isn’t getting the job done, it can be tempting to go to your boss’s boss or another leader in the organization. First consider the consequences. “Hierarchy … Continue reading

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Benjamin Franklin on Leadership and Life, Reflected upon by Annie McKee

Avoid the Power Trap: “A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
She laughs at everything you say. Why? Because she has fine teeth.
If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself.
It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.” Continue reading

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