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Self-management: How well do you do it?


It is easy to believe that all leaders practice self-management, but that is not always the case!

Self-management is a component of emotional intelligence. It is about the actions you take, or do not take. Self-management is focused on your ability to use your awareness of your emotions to stay flexible and ensure your behavior […]

My Colleague is Taking All the Credit: A Mini Case Study - Part 2

Read Part 1 of the mini case study.

Here are some ideas on what Elena might do – tactfully and diplomatically – to ensure she gets credit for the work on this project.

First, Elena should talk address Jacklyn immediately but rather calm down and wait until later in the day or the next day. […]

My Colleague is Taking All the Credit: A Mini Case Study - Part

Some background: Elena and Jacklyn have been working together on a fairly complex process improvement initiative for the last two months. At the same time that they have been working on this project, Jacklyn has been planning an upcoming surprise party for her husband’s 40th birthday party. Because of this, Jacklyn has not done as […]

An Introduction to the Value of High Levels of Emotional Intelligence

“Emotional Intelligence is the ability to monitor one’s own emotions and the emotions of others, to discriminate between different emotions and use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior.”

(, referencing: Coleman, Andrew (2008), A Dictionary of Psychology, 3rd Edition, Oxford University Press.)

Individuals with high levels of emotional intelligence (EI) are better able to […]