Creativity, perfectionism and emotional intelligence

Watch Kim Cairns while he interviews Rebecca Cory, facilitator of our Writing for Emotional Intelligence 30-day online course. This interview explores the thinking behind the course, the nuts and bolts of the course and what it means to build our creative muscles. They also talk about how perfectionism can get …

Finding focus in the midst of complexity

What can we do about this increasing complexity of work? How do we counter this trend? Let’s take a look at how a few of our emotional intelligence skills can support us in simplifying and creating a more nourishing balance in our lives…

Upcoming Webinar: Creativity, Perfectionism and Emotional Intelligence

Join us on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 11am PDT for an interview with Rebecca Cory, facilitator of our Writing for Emotional Intelligence 30-day online course. We’ll be talking about perfectionism, building our creative muscles and how essential creativity is for living a fulfilling life.

Getting it right the first time: Onboarding with emotion

Here’s a short tale of two impressions. Margaret was at a party when she met Shae who worked at Thread the Needle Electronics (TNE), a company where she had recently submitted a resume. She thought TNE would be a great place to work. Shae told her it was actually a …

Unconscious bias, emotional intelligence and leadership

The strength of unconscious bias is it can help us think and make decisions quickly. The downside of unconscious, or implicit, bias is that it is unconscious and we do not know the extent of the impact on our thinking and decision-making. Once we become aware of these biases, we have more choice over their influence on us….

Self-Regard: the conundrum of women in leadership

Self-Regard is an emotional intelligence competency that is often touted as central to effective leadership. But how is self-regard shaped by cultural currents, social norms and the complicated lives and environments that women exist within? Last week Jill Cory held a webinar on self-regard and women in leadership. Cory is …

Making the leap: from independent contributor to people leader

Folks who find themselves promoted into a leadership role need to prepare themselves and develop the skills so they can have a successful journey to being a strong and impactful people leader. But how? Recently David Cory held a webinar on this topic…

Celebrating 20 years of emotional intelligence training

My 20 year relationship with emotional intelligence began in June, 1997. I was working at the Open Learning Agency at the time, delivering leadership training and managing a province-wide employment program. I was attending a career development conference in Calgary and chose a breakout session on the topic of…

Emotional Intelligence at the Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary

Thank you to the University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering for inviting me in to provide EI training to students. And also kudos. In very progressive fashion, the School of Engineering is offering future engineers more than technical training. They are preparing engineering students for the complex, human world …