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NBC Story on Teleos’ Medical School Partner: Doctors with Emotional Intelligence Make House Calls

Pothering is in the “Select” Program at the University of South Florida.

Not only did he have to pass the MCAT to get in, he had to pass an emotional intelligence test commonly taken by CEO candidates.

“We want to make sure that these students exhibit not only the qualities that will make them outstanding physicians, outstanding clinicians, but also leaders,” explains Dr. Alicia Monroe, Vice Dean of Educational Affairs at USF’s College of Medicine. Continue reading

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Keeping Your Commitments to Yourself

So as 2012 began, I set the goal of exercising every day for 30 days straight. I called it my exercise “streak.” Today is Day #33. Continue reading

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Positivity: If this 3 year old can do it, what about you?

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Sustenance in Today’s World: The Difference between Appetite and Hunger

These days, we often get very little nutrition out of our lives. From the food we eat to the products we consume, to the work we do, it seems that we have barely scratched the surface of the value they provide before we are busy consuming something else. Continue reading

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Life Lessons from 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo

Many of the Challengers we have worked with and researched have said something similar to us about their work in organisational life. Most of them have a story of a defining moment or moments when they stood for something that seemed impossible to achieve; took a position against a greater force; championed an unpopular cause; found a way of living on the edge of the established way of doing things, or accepted being marginalised for the sake of what they wanted to achieve. Continue reading

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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

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Mindfulness: Pay Attention as if Your Life Really Matters

Mindfulness is the ability to pay attention, on purpose, in a non-judgmental and open way, as Kabat-Zinn (2005) states, “as if your life really mattered.” Mindfulness is about making contact with yourself and the world around you, including the people in it. Continue reading

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Beyond Burnout: Tapping into the Brain to Motivate Your Team

Research on motivation and the role of the brain points to many important insights for leaders and managers trying to respond proactively to burnt out on their teams. Most importantly, leaders must understand that all motivation—whether at work or at play—share the same neural pathway. Tapping into that pathway is the job of the leader—and understanding the brain can help. Continue reading

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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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