Tag Archives: resonance

Three Things New Leaders Must Remember

Way back, a co-worker was promoted to a management role and changed his entire look on Day One. Don’t be that person. Seriously. Continue reading

Posted in Leadership | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Happiness Matters. Got Some?

You know things are changing when the cover topic for Harvard Business Review is Happiness at Work. What? Those of us working in leadership with a focus on emotional intelligence, resonance and neuropsychology research have long seen conclusive links. Performance, loyalty to an organization, discretionary effort— it’s all linked to a person’s happiness—both at work and in life. That’s right: Happiness matters—in a very big way. Continue reading

Posted in Emotional Intelligence | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Steve Jobs Phenomenon: 3 Steps to Bring Your Purpose to Work Everyday

He was great at computers, but clearly loved design and style. His passion for aesthetic in its most beautiful and practical application was and is inspiring. I can recall bringing home an iMac about 8 years ago and putting on the desk in my living room with it’s sleek, clean design—and thinking, “I want everything in my life to be that sleek, useful, brilliant.” Continue reading

Posted in Leadership | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Email Relationships Are Real Relationships: 4 Tips for Writing Resonant Emails

If you’re anything like me, you understand the tight bond I have with Microsoft Outlook. Because of the overload of logistical planning in my operational role, email is easily my number one form of communication with the outside world. And I have come to realize, through underestimating the power of emails at times, that email relationships are real relationships, but without the added benefit of non-verbal or audio cues for context, tone, or meaning. Thus, I cherish and consistently apply the Golden Rule: Do unto others in email as you would have done unto you. Continue reading

Posted in Helpful Tips | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

NEWSFLASH: GOOD GUY WINS!

When I speak about emotional intelligence and resonant leadership, I often hear the following comment, “I like what you are saying, but it looks to me that the ones who get ahead are the ruthless ones, the ones that match their strategies to the preferences of the people at the top.”

I know the questioner is wrestling with how to lead from their values and staying true to their beliefs. It may not be easy, but being attuned to your values and being the leader and person you would want your kids to be proud of, does work in business. My former coachee is happy, affirmed, and has no regrets.

As I look back on our many sessions together where he talked openly about his frustration and hurt, I also recall his frequent expression of hope. He believed in the wisdom of his approach to the business, so he persevered and stuck with the company long enough to see his dreams realized. And that makes me happy.
Continue reading

Posted in Opinion | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment