Tag Archive: Understanding

Transformative Emotional Intelligence

60 Minutes did a story on Pelican Bay, the “supermax” prison in California that locks away people perceived as “most dangerous.” The story revealed how our approach to pervasive problems in some small isolated cases has become more intelligent. We are starting to use transformative emotional intelligence—pausing, withholding judgment, and refraining from labels that diminish. Somebody finally realized that you couldn’t reform people through punishment or fighting wrongdoing with more wrongdoing. But when……………………………………………  view article


What is Presence?

Presence means your knowledge of Self, insight, awareness and understanding are the overriding energy you use to be, to interact and respond to situations. You don’t react based on conditioning. The manager with Presence would be able to pivot in real time, right in front of the difficult employee and…………………….. view article


The Blind Spot That Leaders Miss

This blind spot hurts….the leader initially had one problem on his hands, now he has two…. at least! Brian; you talk a lot about negativity. Yes! That’s because negativity is so widespread and so readily accepted. It is something that holds us back without us knowing it is holding us back. Negativity is an especially insidious and troublesome blind spot that…………………………….. view article


Your Better Angels Come From Deep and Simple

What do you do when life wears you down? When frustrations, disappointments and subtle (or not so subtle) insults, #Mee Too, harassment and abuses over ride your best efforts? How do you access your better angels? Sometimes the brilliant way upward requires less brilliance than we think. What is deep, simple, essential and most helpful often gets covered up with complexity, information, concepts, and more data than we need. You can’t access your better angels through more data. view article