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Doris Kearns Goodwin has captured what it took for Lincoln to win over his cabinet in her superb book, Leadership in Turbulent Times. She attributes the incredible skill and tact of Lincoln as his EQ (Emotional Intelligence) X-factor in working through the drama. Without Lincoln’s EQ,...

Hold group confidentiality sacred. Treat every discussion as important; it is to the person who initiated it. Don’t diminish conversations with inappropriate humor. Demonstrate trust by honoring commitments, being reliable, and being there for each other. Have each others’ backs at all times. ...

Originally posted on the Leading Challenges Blog. This is the third guest post of this series on Emotional Intelligence. In our first post, we covered why CEOs are building their emotional intelligence. The second post identified EI combo 1: high assertiveness and low impulse control. Identifying patterns in your...

Originally posted on the Leading Challenges Blog. This is the second guest post of this series on Emotional Intelligence. In our first post, we covered why CEOs are building their emotional intelligence. Identifying patterns in your emotional intelligence will make you a better leader in your...

While it’s OK to respond if a fellow group member asks for help with their business, never directly solicit business from other group members. In the event that a substantial business relationship develops with another member, advise the rest of the group to be sure...

Many moons ago when I was a college lad, I had a painting job that I did every summer for keg money. I was part of a two-man painting crew with a teacher named Larry and we worked for the school district that had the honor...