The EQ Factor

Video credit: Dennis Green

One of the cornerstone qualities of a leader in this day and age is the ability to assess and read the emotions in situations. This is known as many things in the leadership world, empathy and social awareness, but I like to use a term called “Emotional Intelligence,” which has become a generally accepted term throughout the leadership spectrum. 

Emotional intelligence is defined as the ability to understand, use, and manage your own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges and defuse conflict.

And in regards to leaders in this day and age has become the secret weapon in promoting the quality of life in their community. Leaders who practice emotional intelligence are effective communicators, networkers, and mediators. It is especially effective when matched with a leader’s intuition. 

I’ve been asked many times – How you practice emotional intelligence, which is how I started to flex that muscle.¬†Please enjoy this video on my grassroots journey into all things EQ.

Lead, don’t manage.

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Get ready. Get set. Don’t go.

The most defining trait I’ve seen in a leader that has directly correlated back to their success is the ability to pivot. Leaders often set upon a mission with such ruthless and blind dedication to a cause, and it has usually caused the ruin of relationships, trust, and even credibility. Let’s dive a little deeper […]

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my first step?

Throughout my recanting of the many tales and adventures I’ve had in leadership – One of the biggest questions I’ve been asked is how I took my first step. And here it is, one of the first video blogs in the series is all about that! The hardest lesson for me at the beginning of […]

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