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How Confrontational Intelligence Can Get You What You Want

Last year, I studied and was certified in Judith Glaser's Conversational Intelligence (C-IQ) work. In her teachings, she describes the Three Levels of Conversation as follows: • Level I is transactional. This is when we exchange information. You ask. I tell. Repeat. Reverse. And so goes the dance. This is simply giving instructions or directing someone. • [...]

Enrolling Others in Your Vision…They May be Waiting for You

“The greatest need of human beings is for a sense of meaning and purpose in life.” - Victor Frankel One of the most valuable lessons I am learning in life is that I don’t need to do it alone. ‘It’ can be defined as almost anything I do, including developing a new program for one of [...]

SMARTER goals are smarter than SMART goals

I attended a writer’s workshop a few weeks ago where Nina Amir, a nonfiction writers’ and high performance coach talked about a concept of having SMARTER goals. I am very familiar with SMART goals as I work with my clients on creating goals that use this mnemonic acronym. It stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, [...]

The best investment you can make…

Start Investing in You. You’re Worth It. Answer These 4 Questions to Find Out How. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.”  - Richard Branson One of my greatest strengths is embracing the role of life-long-learner. I am constantly learning just for the joy of it [...]

It Can’t Be All About You if You Want to Make a Difference

In my leadership coaching business, I discuss in depth with my clients the importance of “servant” leadership. This phrase was coined by Robert K. Greenleaf, who was the founder of the modern Servant Leadership movement and the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership. In 1970, he published his first essay, entitled “The Servant as Leader,” which [...]

The Impact of Status

"Modern brain research supports the thesis that humans are social beings, hard-wired to live and work together, and that those who possess, develop and employ the skills needed to bond with others are those who will prosper in health, wealth, happiness, and effectiveness," by Daniel Goleman, author of Social Intelligence. Ladder in Sky Photograph [...]