EQ assessment and coaching paints a clear leadership picture

Maria thrived in the competitive environment of medical school because she was smart and hardworking. She was confident being in charge as a physician leader during rounds and in cross-functional team situations, and was comfortable with a directive style of leadership she learned in medical…

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….

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 …