Don’t Play it Safe. Make it Safe.

Boost Innovation and Engagement with an Environment of Trust   During the first two months I lived in the Bronx, I craved corn muffins every day. Every. Single. Day. I lived about 10 blocks from the Riverdale Diner and Stella Doro factory, so the rich, buttery aroma of baking muffins and biscotti greeted my dog Read more »

Accepting Duality…Embracing Totality

Champion Contrast and Boost Emotional Intelligence In Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical “Into the Woods,” Little Red Riding Hood learns about the duality of life, proclaiming, “Scary is exciting,” “even flowers have their dangers,” and “nice is different than good.” The best actors thrive in duality. Conveying a single emotion is not just one-dimensionally dull, Read more »

Boost Productivity with a Shot of Emotional Intelligence

You’ve been mandated to increase productivity in your division. Your choices for training, schedules, team selection, and project management need to show results. Suddenly, the process speeds up! You’re inundated with mandates and overwhelmed with deadlines. You feel like Lucille Ball in the candy factory with chocolates speeding by on a conveyer belt. What’s the Read more »

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view·Point noun \vu-pȯint\: a way of looking at or thinking about something Aisle, not window. As someone who travels extensively for work, I’ve developed a set of personal travel edicts, and one of those is my preference for aisle seat when flying. Don’t misunderstand: I love peacefully gazing through the window at a new terrain Read more »

Engage Your Crew to Keep Your Ship Afloat

“Emotional intelligence isn’t a luxury you can dispense with in tough times. It’s a basic tool that, deployed with finesse, is the key to professional success.” Harvard Business Review Stress. Burnout. Instability. Uncertainty. Today’s global workforce face tidal challenges almost unprecedented in history. Organizational paradigms shift with lightening speed, responsibilities grow while rewards diminish, and Read more »