I’m tired! Traveling sucks something from me. But is was a great – brief – trip to Calgary.

The Youth Solvent Addiction Centers (YSAC) are doing incredible work with 1st Canadian teens. This is an incredibly resilient, caring group of people with real courage and depth. They face an impossible challenge and do it anyway.

The YSAC treatment programs are based on the medicine wheel. Four quadrants:

Physical

Mental

Spiritual

Emotional

Of course emotional intelligence comes into that fourth one. And it pervades the way they operate. For example one of the executive directors was talking about knowing what was true with kids because we can FEEL what’s true. This attention to “deeper knowing” is probably a turn-off for some people, but it rings so true for me – even with my rather scientific world-view.

Today I’m working on our new EQ Leadership curriculum.

I’ve also been working on revising the materials around our Organizational Climate Index. Currently working on a new version of the report. Much fun!

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Joshua Freedman

Joshua is one of the world’s preeminent experts on developing emotional intelligence to create positive change. With warmth and authenticity, he translates leading-edge science into practical, applicable terms that improve the quality of relationships to unlock enduring success. Joshua leads the world’s largest network of emotional intelligence practitioners and researchers.
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