7 Ways to Enhance Your Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence

I am a big fan of emotional intelligence (EQ) and believe it’s a game changer for your life and career. In a previous article, I defined emotional intelligence as: “The ability to understand and manage your own emotions, and those of the people around you”. One of the core principles of EQ is the ability […]

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Leadership: Born or Made?
Is leadership made or born?

ItIntroduction What do Jack Ma (Alibaba), Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Lebron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) and Angela Merkel (German Chancellor) have in common? They are all great leaders and ranked in the Fortune Top 50 World’s Greatest Leaders 2017. Were they born leaders or did they learn their excellent leadership skills along the way? During the last 13 years, I’ve worked […]

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Why your Inner Circle matters?
Inner circle

In a world where it’s all about likes, shares, followers and snaps, it’s easy to fall for what I call The Quantity Trap. A constant urge to chase numbers in all aspects of life. More friends, more followers, more cars, more bags, more watches, more shoes and the list continues. It’s a pattern that focuses […]

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11 Mindsets that will Unlock your Potential
redwood trees

We’re all born with unique gifts and talents and one of life’s ultimate achievements it to find yourself. The goal is to really understand what you’re good at (and bad) and do what you do best. It just doesn’t make sense to keep spending time on things you’re not good at. I believe we’re all […]

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Why Servant Leadership is the Best Leadership Style
servant leadership

The verbs “serving” and “leading” might sound weird in one sentence. To serve is submissive while leading is assertive and takes charge. The overall perception is that a servant should serve the leader. But servant leadership is a powerhouse leadership style that is showing impact globally and winning ground in the newest leadership research. The […]

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How Real Leaders should Talk: 4 Key Skills for Speaking like a Leader
words

To speak and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks. ~ Ben Johnson Often times leaders assume they can talk a certain way because of the title they have. Giving orders and expecting people to do as they say purely based on their title. Sure your title […]

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How focusing on Strengths impacts your Brain
Focus

In a previous article on self-awareness I wrote that the most successful leaders are extremely self aware and have a good understanding of their strengths and weaknesses. In this article I want to dig deeper on how to discover your strengths and how this strength focused mindset will take your brain to another level, literally. […]

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5 Signs of Low Emotional Intelligence

“No doubt emotional intelligence is more rare than book smarts, but my experience says it is actually more important in the making of a leader. You just can’t ignore it.” ~ Jack Welch Emotional Quotient (EQ, also known as emotional intelligence) is something intangible but research has shown that EQ sets apart the top performers […]

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