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eSeminars

My lack of activity in the blog for the past few weeks is directly linked to the hard work I have been putting into my first eSeminars.  My learning curve has been steep and I have certainly been stretching my Comfort Zone as I embrace this new training medium. Back in November 2009 I locked […]

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Right Vs Wrong in Leadership

This unspoken ancient code of right Vs wrong also wreaks havoc in leadership positions. When ego positioning occurs in an organization or department, it is sure to tear at the fabric of mutual respect and collaboration. Research shows that the most successful organizations are those that build a culture of ‘constructive conflict’. This takes a […]

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I’m right your wrong!

The most effective Classroom Teachers have cracked the unspoken code of the human condition. This competitive code is – Right Vs Wrong and by the way I’m always RIGHT! As a classroom teacher it is very easy for conflict to arise with students. See if you recognize any of the following scenario: A student disagrees […]

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Creating a Culture of Caring

Creating a culture of caring is no small task. It takes intention, involvement and attention to detail. It takes commitment and willingness to take risks. You have to be willing to assert yourself, listen to your stakeholders, make mistakes, assess those mistakes and course correct. It’s like climbing a mountain. When you looking up at […]

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Transforming Education

Tom Peters wrote a post that led to an article in the New York Times on making college more relevant.  The article details 10 new degrees that are being offered at University level, none of which existed three or even two years ago. Some of these new degrees were: Learning to Listen – Narrative medicine […]

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When Fast is Slow

Leadership is about using your head, feeling with your heart and connecting with your team. If you want to build a sustainable organization resilient enough to meet the challenges of change in a timely manner, you have to develop your SQ competencies. Fast is slow when: A team member has an idea and you’re in too much of […]

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Why are EQ and SQ Important?

For more than 30 years I have been thinking about IQ,EQ,SQ.  I have been trying to find some answers to the big questions in life.  My journey has seen me move from the classroom through the corporate world and now back to classrooms again.  Along this journey I have discovered many things, but the most […]

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Self-Reflection to Action

Life is whirling at nanosecond speeds these days. It seems from the numerous emails I’ve received lately, that this hyper-speed is spinning many people off center. This isn’t surprising given the speed and impact with which the future is hitting us. YouTube can be launched in 2.5 seconds while emails are traveling 3,000 miles in […]

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IQ, EQ, SQ Modelâ„¢

I want to respond to a recurrent question that has been asked of me. It came up again just recently and I realized that I needed to listen, review and respond! The question was this: “Do you really feel that the emotional and social qualities (EQ and SQ) are learn-able?” The recent question was couched […]

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