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 …

Carving out time for myself to write has been really important

Writing has always been a powerful form of expression for me. I’ve found surprising wisdom in my own writing. I’ve also learned so much from reading the writing of others. I’ve found that most writing, whether I can directly relate to it or not, prompts me to…

Initiatives to support women in leadership

Many organizations have a special initiative to support women in leadership. ATB Financial’s “Elevate” program, Conexus Credit Union in Saskatchewan, goeasy Financial, and Cigna Healthcare are among the growing number of high performing companies that have women’s leadership initiatives. They recognize the important contributions …

Presentation at Royal Roads University Leadership Conference

I had a fantastic time today at the Royal Roads University Leadership Conference. I was honoured to be a presenter with Andrea Reibmayr. Andrea and I cowrote a paper looking at the relationship between the LEADS Framework for healthcare and emotional intelligence …