Our next discovery along the EQ spectrum is navigating ambiguity. Communications of intent (plans, aims, objectives) are often inexact and require significant processing and inquiry to establish adequate clarity. Our brains desire certainty and are wired to anticipate what will happen next. When what happens next...

Our next discovery along the EQ spectrum is balancing stakeholders. Transformational change often requires a coalition of stakeholders that are united by a common good or shared purpose.  Forming and sustaining an effective coalition requires a courageous leader capable of earning the trust and respect...

Our next discovery along the EQ spectrum is driving engagement. When we actively seek to build engagement, and we do so in a way that helps people connect to the shared purpose of the project, team and organization, we create a climate where people are...

Our next discovery along the EQ spectrum is valuing differences. This discovery is a differentiator for high-performing teams. When we join a team, project, or relationship we bring our unique life experiences, culture, and thinking style into the room with us. Mature leaders recognize the...

Our next discovery along the EQ spectrum is defaulting to action.  Being action oriented should be considered “table stakes” for courageous leaders.  It’s the required habit of leaders who establish legitimacy for themselves by showing up every day to DO IT! ...

Our next discovery along the EQ spectrum is communicating effectively. Effective communicators use language and imagery to build shared consciousness with their audience. Whether in a one-on-one, team, or organization-wide setting, connecting to others through communication allows a leader to facilitate the adoption of new ideas...

The third discovery along the EQ spectrum is showing courage. Trust takes courage. Accountability takes courage. Leadership, by its very nature, is a courageous act. Courage is not the absence of fear, it is feeling the fear and doing it anyway. It is not being...

The second discovery along the EQ spectrum is ensuring accountability.  To ensure the type of accountability needed to execute successfully, we should focus both on how accountable we ourselves are, and on inviting accountability from others.  Defining Accountability To be accountable is to answer for specific actions...

Our initial discovery along the spectrum of Emotional Intelligence for high-performance consultants is the ability to instill trust. Trust is fundamental to our human condition, as it serves as the foundation from which every relationship develops. Our ability to build and maintain trust is THE...

We are passionate about supporting leaders on their journey of growth and development. Many of the leaders we work with are professionals with interesting perspectives we are compelled to share. This month, we welcome guest blogger Brian Gooden's thoughts regarding his search for meaningfulness and his...