Leadership and Emotional Intelligence Articles

Inspirational Leadership: Effective leadership not by might nor by power Dec 11, 2017

Long ago in a known land, there lived a 17-year-old peasant girl. Her country was besieged by several invasions and lost a large portion of her territory to the enemy. Her king, a powerless and visionless leader was dethroned. Her country was in the verge of collapse. The young lady, convinced...

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Teamwork & Collaboration: balancing personal goals and needs with the team’s objectives Dec 01, 2017

How did our ancestors survive the gruelling task of keeping themselves safe from fierce predators, of gathering food to eat in a hostile environment and of taking care of the young to preserve their species? Anthropologists call it tribal effort. Their studies on the subject have proven that this...

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Communication: Seeking To Understand and Striving to Be Understood Nov 28, 2017

An elderly couple who celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary was interviewed regarding the secret of their enduring relationship. Both were already hard of hearing:

emcee: Sir, what kept your marriage this long?
husband: Well, it’s not that complicated. In those 75 years of...

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Coaching and Mentoring: The wind beneath the wings of those who soared high Nov 20, 2017

Yelu Chucai, Octave Chanute ,Ralph Abernathy, Charlie Munger. Do these names ring a bell? We may have to dig into history to unearth who these personalities really are but it will be an “Aha!” moment for us once we get to know their roles in the lives of great and influential people:

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Building Bonds: Strengthening the Tie that Bonds Life to Life Nov 09, 2017

Why do broken relationships cut our hearts like a knife? Why do most box office hits have the element of a love story? Why do prisoners fear solitary confinement?

In the widely-accepted model of man’s hierarchy of needs, as proposed by Abraham Maslow, man’s physical needs come first...

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Service Orientation: The Heart and Hand at Work Nov 03, 2017

Experts say that to do away with a bad habit you have to replace it with a new one. But what can replace a bad experience so it own’t thrive in our minds? What could replace that awful feeling of having been served the worst version of our faved dish so that we can still digest it? What...

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Catalysing Change: Initiating Changes That Can Turn Ripples Into Waves Oct 28, 2017

The law of cause and effect is considered by science as fundamental to all other scientific principles but do you know that the principle behind it is also fundamental to the other disciplines of life including our day-to-day experiences? This law implies that nothing in this life happens without...

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Overcoming a meaningless life with intentionality Oct 19, 2017

Do you know where you’re going to? Do you like the things that life is showing you? ….
Do you get what you’re hoping for when you look behind you there’s no open door? What are you hoping for? Do you know?

These are borrowed lines from a song popularised by singer Diana...

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Personal Agility: Maneuvering through the changes and surprises in life Oct 12, 2017

How did our ancestors thrive and survive the wilds of Africa, the scorching heat and the barren sands of the Middle east, the freezing temperatures of the polar regions? Scientists would say it’s all about adaptability and agility. If centuries of adaptation through innovation have made...

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Powerful Influencing Skills: The Art Of Making People Want What You Want Oct 04, 2017

The power to influence tends to be highlighted as an ability exclusive among people in authority — something that leaders do to get their followers to do something; or what salesmen do to sell their products. But as social beings we are influenced by people we mingle with everyday just as...

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Interpersonal Effectiveness Within the Complexity Of Human Relationships Sep 25, 2017

Science has focused much of its effort on discovering the physical laws that govern our physical environment and our relationship with it. But there is another aspect in human existence that is as complex as the physical environment it thrives in. The emerging science of emotional intelligence...

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Seeing Life As a Storehouse Of Endless Realistic Possibilities Sep 18, 2017

Life is so uncertain so why take risks? Nobody really knows what tomorrow holds so why plan for anything? If there’s no guarantee my hard work will pay off  why buckle down? Que sera, sera.

Do you often feel helpless and listless? Do you give up easily? Do you see life from the...

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