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Emotional Intelligence

Brain Drain to Brain Gain

– Posted in: Achievement Orientation, Adaptability, Positive Outlook, Systems Thinking
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Today, I had the privilege of meeting Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper and hearing him announce the Canada First Research Excellence Fund at the IBM Software Lab in Markham, Ontario. I also met some students from Victoria Park School who are in First Robotics.  They told me they are planning on going to University of [...]

The “Dark Arts” Habit You May Be Practicing & 5 Transformation Tips

– Posted in: Emotional Self-Control, General, Positive Outlook, Self-Awareness
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The Dark Arts are defined by Professor Severus Snape, from the Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling as: "The Dark Arts are many, varied, ever-changing, and eternal. Fighting them is like fighting a many-headed monster, which, each time a neck is severed, sprouts a head even fiercer and cleverer than before. You are fighting [...]

Inspiration in the morning

– Posted in: General, Positive Outlook
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I recently had a day that was so inspirational. I felt like I floated through that day, buoyed up by an inner calm that felt unshakable, and a confidence that was so sweetly unexpected.  Resistance fell away as I met challenges at work and at home.  I had a huge bout of amazing productivity.  I [...]

10 Tips for Leading with Deliciousness: Tip #9 – Embracing Your Inner Improv Artist

– Posted in: Adaptability, Emotional Intelligence, Positive Outlook, Self-Awareness
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There is an art to getting a goal that involves keeping your eye on the destination while at the same time dealing with detours that pop up out of nowhere. As a new project manager I held so much anxiety around my plan going awry.  Project Management training gives you tools and techniques to deal [...]

10 Tips for Leading with Deliciousness: Tip #8 – Self-Care: Taking Care of You

– Posted in: Emotional Intelligence, Positive Outlook, Self-Awareness
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Warning: This is so delicious you might feel guilty pleasure indulging.  The good news is that it is calorie-free. Feeling pleasure in following these tips will confirm you're doing this right.  If you're feeling overwhelmed, exhausted and depleted, this is about to change. Let's start first with some research findings. In the Coursera offering of [...]

10 Tips for Leading with Deliciousness: Tip #5 – Leadership Beyond Intellect

– Posted in: Emotional Intelligence, Empathy, Inspirational Leadership, Self-Awareness, Social Intelligence, Teamwork
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The philosopher and mathematician Rene Descartes first coined the phrase "I think therefore I am" in 1637 in his book Discours de la Methode (Discourse on the Method).   For  Rene this was a very personal statement. He proved his existence by doubting his thinking. This was later expressed as "I doubt, therefore I think, [...]

10 Tips for Leading with Deliciousness: Tip #4 – Forgiving

– Posted in: Emotional Intelligence, Inspirational Leadership, Positive Outlook, Self-Awareness
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My belief is that if you just do one thing differently, it could cause a change in trajectory towards a better feeling state. Specifically the destination of “delicious leadership” looks like this: having fun at work being eager to go to work feeling refreshed and renewed by the work, not exhausted feeling connected to the [...]