5 Nov 2019

How to Know If You’re Self-Aware

by Virginia| Nov 5, 2019
When I meet a leader for the first time to discuss coaching, I often hear these words “I’m a very self-aware person.” To my ears, that’s an indication that they are actually quite the opposite. To be self-aware means knowing how you come across to others. When we hear someone say they are very self-aware, we hear it as a lack of humility. This means that if you have said those words, you don’t understand how you come across to others, and by definition can’t be very self-aware. So how do you know if you're self-aware? Take our free assessment and find out.
29 Oct 2018

Mindfully Responding to Strong Emotions

by Jonathan| Oct 29, 2018
Emotional self-regulation is a key component of emotional intelligence, which Dan Goleman’s research shows is highly correlated to effective leadership. Many executives know this – but our behavioral style can often make this difficult regardless. I have many coaching clients who are emerging leaders in their organizations and who have directive, dominant, action-oriented personalities. For these clients with “get it done” behavioral styles, anger is easily provoked whenever they feel impeded in some way by colleagues. I often work with them to help them develop a strategy for managing this anger – and thereby inviting greater followership within their organizations in the process.

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