EQ Business

Leadership Success and Emotional Intelligence in the Middle East

Abstract: The United Arab Emirates is emerging as the business capital of the Middle East. In this complex, demanding environment, to what extent do the “soft skills” of emotional intelligence matter? In a study of 418 leaders living in the region, there is a very strong relationship between emotional intelligence skills and performance outcomes. Scores […]

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EQ Blended Learning at GAMBRO DASCO

Gambro Dasco is a planning and production firm specializing in medical dialysis devices.  To create the right conditions for continued growth, the company implemented a program to strengthen team leaders’ Emotional Intelligence. To initiate the project, Gambro Dasco’s Human Resources Manager, Sara Boldrini needed to secure funding for the effort, so the HR department became […]

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Proactive, Reactive, Inactive

One of the major issues that surfaced in the 2010 Workplace Issues Report (and the 2007 report for that matter) is being proactive. You know – that state when you put out the fire before it’s a raging inferno? Or maybe even take the matches and paper away from your colleague before he starts the […]

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EQ VitalSigns: CARE

From Caring Comes Courage. – Lao Tzu Ancient Chinese Philosopher Preparing a presentation for a group of doctors, I was paralyzed by a terrible feeling of inadequacy. “Who am I to instruct physicians?” Reflecting on my reaction, I realized I’d fallen into the trap of the doctor-patient paradigm. Doctors are the experts, the keepers of […]

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Inside Change on WVTL

Bob Cudmore of WVTL, Amsterdam, NY, interviews Joshua Freedman about the new book, INSIDE CHANGE, how change works — and how emotion can make or break change efforts.  Topics include why 70% of change fails, how politicians have used the power of emotion to drive change, trust, and fueling personal change with positive emotion. [powerpress]

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New Book: Inside Change

Organizations Change Starting with People. People Change Starting with Emotions. This book shows you why… and how. “INSIDE CHANGE provides a powerful and whole-minded approach to organizational transformation. Blending cutting-edge neuroscience with rock-solid business logic, this book will change the way you lead.” Daniel H. Pink, author of A Whole New Mind and DRIVE “INSIDE […]

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Why Find Compelling Purpose?

I’m distressed about purposelessness. The serious companies with whom we consult worldwide have all spent time, and usually a lot of money, crafting a “vision-mission-values” statement. There seems to be some confusion about why. Sometimes, it seems, they’ve made one because that’s what everyone else does.  Something’s just not “clicking” – or maybe I’m just […]

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Purpose and Motivation: Drive Video

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In the Six Seconds Model, the “capstone” is a competency we call “Pursue Noble Goals,” which enables you to connect with purpose in your daily life — to put your purpose into action. Daniel Pink’s video about his new book, DRIVE, provides a fun and clear way of talking about this essential topic: Two questions […]

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Performance, People, and Pressure: 2010 Workplace Issues

Note:  The 2012 Workplace Issues Report is online here. The 2010 Workplace Issues Report captures input from 279 leaders and employees from a variety of sectors around the globe.  They said… 65% of the pressing issues are on the people side, 35% on the financial/technical side (but in 2007 it was 76/24). Even in the […]

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Get Real – Managing Emotional Challenges

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Last week Emma was “fussing out” about a writing assignment.* So I said, “then don’t do it.” “But I H A A A A A V E to…” she moaned. I pointed out that she did not, in fact, have to: She had choice and each choice had consequences. She cried harder. Why? Emma was […]

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