Category Archives: Emotional Intelligence

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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Entertaining Justice—Judges with Emotional Intelligence

Why are we opening our home to just about everyone we know and potentially everyone they know? Because justice here in Philadelphia and in your community, is a very important principle that each citizen needs to ensure, however we can. Here in the United States we have the luxury of falling into mindlessness about this, while our fellow humans in the Middle East and other parts of the world, are protesting and being killed to gain the right to a fair trial. Continue reading

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Making Emotional Intelligence Sticky

The literature has long shown that the long-term outcomes of development programs fall below expectations after participants leave the program. In fact, there is little post-training reinforcement or support in the development of new positive habits. Continue reading

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When Self Management Means Letting It All Hang Out

What should we do when things are really awful? When our health is on the brink, when a loved one is ill or dies, or when tragedy strikes? Does self management mean “hold on, buck up, put on a game face and carry on? I think not.
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