Leadership Perspectives

6 ways to build Emotional Intelligence

April 25, 2016
Marie Peeler

Some people seem to have been born emotionally intelligent. But what if you weren’t? Is Emotional Intelligence something that you can develop? Yes, absolutely! Indeed, there are people for whom EI (emotional intelligence) seems to come more easily. It certainly helps to be born into an emotionally intelligent family and to have good role models, […]

Why Emotional Intelligence is important for leaders

April 12, 2016
Marie Peeler

How important is Emotional Intelligence for leaders? You be the judge. A very unscientific poll that I conducted on social media recently asked participants to think of a leader that they admire and then to identify attributes of the leader that make them admire the leader or want to follow them. When we tabulated the […]

Emotional Intelligence: What is it?

March 28, 2016
Marie Peeler

Mention Emotional Intelligence and some people will start squirming – especially leaders and others that suspect that they might not have it! Sometimes, Emotional Intelligence is classified with ‘soft skills’, i.e. squishy stuff, but any discussion of the importance of Emotional Intelligence has to start with a common understanding of what it is. Academics and […]

The Leadership Book we most often recommend

March 7, 2016
Marie Peeler

Every once in a while a book comes along that packs a lot of value into a quick read. Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting out of the Box is just such a book and it’s one that we find ourselves recommending to clients frequently. I’m skeptical when reviewers claim that books are “transformative.” Transformation happens more […]

Four reasons you should read

February 22, 2016
Marie Peeler

  Read Across America day is next week on March 2.  The observance, spearheaded by the National Education Association, is designed to promote reading among children and young adults.  But we wonder – Why should kids have all the fun? The evidence is clear.  Children who are given early access to books, are read to, […]

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