Emotional Intelligence (EI)

  If you want to focus on expanding your growth potential, one area to consider, that reaps a high return on investment is emotional intelligence (EI). Armed with hard-core technical skills and know how to support setting your goals and achieving them is great, however what can derail you on your road to success are your emotions. How you react to your own emotions and those of others around you can stop you in your tracks or help to propel you forward. EI relates to your ability to recognize not only how you feel in a given situation but also how other people around you are feeling. Emotional Quotient (EQ) is about how you use those feelings to help guide both your thinking and behaviour to navigate towards a positive appropriate outcome. We all have a...

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Writing For Change ebook

Writing For Change Unknown Curling up Into a tight ball Wondering About the unknown The need to open up Comes as a realization Be ready to uncurl Embrace the Darkness in the unknown Be ready to shed light Into the crevices And see that excitement And awe that awaits But can be found only through Leaning into The unknown Where possibilities abound Only if we live our lives Wide open and in acceptance of The not-knowing As a critical step To unfolding our true Self Writing For Change ISBN: 978-0-9916845-1-9 $26.00CAD + Shipping and Handling NOTE: All proceeds will be donated to the United Way of Halton Hills ebook also available through Kindle, Amazon $5.65 CDN Email:...

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GROWTH

Setting goals, achieving them and celebrating the victory is really about challenging the status quo. After all, the reason why we set goals is to improve our current situation, aspiring for better – better work, better relationships, better outcomes! Through effective goal setting we develop, learn new skills and improve not only our own lot but also our organizations. The drive to self-actualization stimulates our own well-being and also has a ripple effects that contributes to the improvement of our organizations, our families, our communities, our world! When we stand still our society also stagnates as a by-product. Investing time and effort in our personal growth is vital to creating and sustaining a thriving global community. As we open up our own horizons...

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Celebrate

Once deadlines have been met and results achieved – all that is left is to CELEBRATE! Anything that requires time and effort to get through or finish is worthy of a party! Drudging through all the distractions, staying focused and finally achieving your goal is definitely a cause for celebration to help publically acknowledge your success! Celebrations can take place anytime and are not restricted to commemorating only victories over deadlines. Reaching a milestone, rewarding service related achievement (employee of the month, long-term service recognition), marking major transitions (people join or leave your team), basically ANYTIME is a good time! They help to boost morale, build up the team, and also improve employee engagement. Celebration shouldn’t be a...

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Deadlines

It has been said, “if it wasn’t for deadlines nothing would ever get done”. The truth behind deadlines is that they do in fact provide a needed structure that creates a sense of urgency! Assigning a deadline to a task or a goal adds a certain sense of importance and fuels the resolve to get it done! Just uttering the term deadline creates a certain ominous air. Historically the deadline was a line drawn in the sand around a prison. Prisoners were liable to be shot if they crossed that line. They dared not get anywhere close to that line but now ironically, it is a line that we all race towards and take great pride in meeting. The deadline used to relate to life and death and now it relates to a race for time. This certainly speaks to the societal value that time...

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