Category Archives: Emotional Intelligence

Keys to Surviving Toxic Leadership in Government

In early January NPR ran a story titled “Army Takes on its Own Toxic Leaders.” The reaction was immediate, and the story seemed to resonate with a lot of people. At least six different people asked me if I had … READ MORE

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9 Things CEOs Say About Themselves

People love to talk about CEOs, but how do these executives describe themselves? To examine how CEOs label themselves, we surveyed nearly 100 Chief Executive Officers, attending CCL’s Leadership at the Peak program. We wanted to understand what great leaders … READ MORE

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Add Cognitive Health to Your Workout This New Year

January is the unofficial month of dieting and gym memberships. It is the time when we step on scales, step up our workouts, and promise to make healthier choices in the upcoming year. But most of us overlook an important … READ MORE

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What are the characteristics of a good leader – Infographic

Leaders shape our nation, communities, and organizations. We are in need of good leaders to help guide us and make the essential large-scale decisions that keep the world moving. Our society is always quick to identify a bad leader, but … READ MORE

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It’s All About Strategy: Leadership Lessons from the Fantasy Football Draft

Every year a dozen of us from CCL meet at a local sports bar and hold our fantasy football draft. For those of you who don’t know what fantasy football is, you can go here to find out more. And … READ MORE

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Leadership Lessons from the Tennis Court

I picked up tennis last year. I always wanted to play, so I signed up when I saw that the Greensboro Tennis Program has adult clinics for beginners every month. Loved it. So when this year’s season picked back up … READ MORE

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4 Tools for Finding Your Way: A Guide for Women Leaders

As a woman leader, the tools you need to navigate your career and build your leadership skills may look slightly different than those for men. According to the Center for Creative Leadership’s Sara King, it’s especially important for women leaders … READ MORE

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My Top 3 Leader Resolutions for 2013

Like many people, I use the entry into a new year as a time to assess what I am grateful about and to make proclamations about what I’d like to do differently this year. Here are my top three leader … READ MORE

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Integrity: Don’t Reach the Top Without It

Several things have happened this year in a short amount of time: Nobody was elected into the baseball hall of fame, despite people like Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro being eligible (and all of … READ MORE

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Why was George Bailey ‘the richest man in town?’

Can a movie about a businessman help us with recent events? We all know the story and you can see it on TVs anywhere on the dial.  George Bailey, depicted in Frank Capra’s masterpiece, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” is a … READ MORE

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