Identifying What Others Value and Knowing What’s Needed to Establish Trust with Them

In my previous post, I shared the two components of Emotional Intelligence and discussed, in more detail, how to BECOME MORE SELF-AWARE so that you can more EFFECTIVELY MANAGE YOURSELF. Now, let’s turn our attention to the 2nd component: Situational-Awareness.To better manage your relationships and the various situations in which you find yourself, it is …

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You Are a Victim Only When You Choose to Be

In a follow-up email to a coaching client, I wrote…”The discomfort you’re feeling is the discomfort of being in unfamiliar territory. You now find yourself in an entrepreneurial start-up environment where you’re expected to lead without being granted the formal authority to do so.” His Previous Role traditional environment long-standing, HISTORIED organization multi-layer hierarchical structure well-defined roles & …

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Behavioral Baselines & Deviations: Their Role in Emotional Intelligence

A QUICK STORY…A couple of weeks ago, our little Abbi Lou wasn’t feeling well so I took her to the vet.When Dr. Rice entered the room, she asked, “Same thing? A UTI?” “No, I don’t think so,” I replied, “Not this time. I think it’s something else.” AN IMPORTANT BACKSTORY TO EXPLAIN DR. RICE’S QUESTION…When Abbi disengages from interaction with …

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Have you been unsuccessful at selling your ideas to key decision makers? If so, perhaps you’re doing it wrong?

This week, I had an opportunity to attend #DisruptHRIndy – an event designed to energize, inform, and empower people in the HR field. As I listened to the presenters, two things became abundantly clear about the HR professionals in attendance:1They are fully aware that providing professional development & personal growth opportunities is essential to engage and …

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Andrew Luck is willing to risk millions of dollars to pursue a more meaningful and satisfying life. What are YOU willing to risk to do the same?

Someone asked last night what I did for a living.Without hesitation, I replied… “I help people make the tough decisions in life that can be career and life-altering. Decisions like the one Andrew Luck just made – based solely on what makes life satisfying and meaningful FOR THEM and not on what the rest of …

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Indulge in a PBR Before Tackling Difficult & Challenging Situations

I saw this meme the other day… Source: Unknown…and it immediately reminded me of this photo.When the war broke out and millions of men left their jobs to fight overseas, these beautiful ladies were among the millions of women who entered the workforce to do jobs they had never done before while still caring for their children and enduring …

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