Leadership is a critical, life-changing, and mission-altering, capacity for people and organizations. We subscribe to the emotional intelligence model of leadership. This model has four dimensions, each correlated to six main emotional intelligence competencies. These dimensions are authenticity, coaching, insight and innovation.

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No guts, no glory: the evolution of the workplace

One of the biggest changes in the workplace over the last several decades is the transition from what has been called the ‘Dominance Paradigm’ where managers dominate their employees to the ‘Partnership Paradigm’ in which managers partner with their employees (see Eisler, 2007)…

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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….

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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 …

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