Category Archives: Emotional Intelligence

How Jacinda Ardern Sets a New Global Benchmark for Leadership and Why We Should Pay Attention

“One of the criticisms I’ve faced over the years is that I’m not aggressive enough or assertive enough, or maybe somehow, because I’m empathetic, it means I’m weak. I totally rebel against that. I refuse to believe that you cannot … Continue reading

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Are You Guilty of Neglecting the People Who Matter the Most?

Have you noticed how when you are busy, under pressure and feeling pulled from all directions, you get into a different zone of doing things. In fact, it is not just our communication which changes but our whole persona! I … Continue reading

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Leadership: The Role of Emotions in Decision-Making

When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion. – Dale Carnegie As my colleague and I prepare for the next round of Authentic Leadership workshops, I have been reflecting on emotions … Continue reading

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How to be More in Control of Your Stressors and Keep Your Cool

Can you recall the last time you got “triggered?” Perhaps it was a throwaway line by a colleague, the sudden changed reaction of someone you were in a conversation with or the family member who appears to be forever taking … Continue reading

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Watch Your Inner Saboteur

Are you hampering your success or perhaps the next move by focusing on what you don’t have rather all that you do? Is there a strong heartfelt desire, a felt sense, calling or aspiration which,  as yet remains unfulfilled? If … Continue reading

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Leadership: Manage Your Emotions

“Self-knowledge is something everyone can grasp. When you understand your emotions, you will have the capacity to understand other peoples emotions too.” Swami Suddhananda   The gift of emotions The spectre of emotions we experience is a true gift. Imagine … Continue reading

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Leadership: 7 Tips for Keeping Your Composure

“When you become a leader, you are not entitled any more to display the two ends of the emotional plane, because everything you do and say carries a five times more powerful message……One of the first things to do in … Continue reading

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What Adidas teaches us about leadership in brands

Brands are all about emotions.  Yes – emotions first, logic second.  The loyal supporters – fans, consumers or followers – are emotionally engaged with the brand story and will willingly give of their preference and pockets to their cherished brands. … Continue reading

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Handling workplace stress without jeopardizing your job or reputation

Tension, stress and relationship challenges are all part and parcel of life – work and home included. The key is not so much that these exist but how one deals with it. The thing to not do is  “blow up” … Continue reading

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7 cross-cultural insights for business success

The business world is now more connected than ever before. And companies with global operations have executives who are doing business with new emerging markets – different countries with diverse cultural groups of locals and other international executives.  While the … Continue reading

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