It’s Not Always About You

It’s Not Always About You

Last week, we talked about being more self-aware. While that’s important, we must make sure we aren’t allowing the pendulum to swing too far in the direction of becoming self-absorbed. It’s not always about you. Your perspective isn’t the only one. Your feelings...
Emotional Response vs. Thinking Response

Emotional Response vs. Thinking Response

We’ve all been there. Something happens at work that lights our hair on fire. We immediately want to hit, or yell, or ball up our fists and stomp around. But knowing that’s not acceptable behavior in most workplaces, most of us try to suppress that reaction. Instead,...
What is Emotionally Intelligent Leadership?

What is Emotionally Intelligent Leadership?

In the last couple of years, there’s been a lot of buzz about emotional intelligence. It’s not new, but you’d think it is, based on the buzz. It applies to all aspects of life, really, and can be especially important in leadership. That begs the question what is...
The Lens We Look Through

The Lens We Look Through

We can be so myopic. I see it on all sides of the political spectrum. I see it in leadership teams. I see it at my kitchen table. We all have the lens we look through. It can be pretty tough to pull our eyes away and look through someone else’s. And we must do it...