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Left and right brain thinking – leadership needs both.

The teams and people with whom I work are always very interested in mindfulness and innovation and the relevance of  the differences between left and right brain thinking. We also work on understanding meditation and the benefits of being “present” – leading to awareness of our leadership style and its impact on the world around …

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Become a more effective leader with Emotional Intelligence.

This interview with Daniel Goleman has some interesting pointers on Leadership and why Emotional Intelligence competencies are important. Touches on Social Intelligence and Emotional Resonance. Do you care (are you motivated), Do you need it? (Get some feedback), How do you use it? I do Emotional Intelligence  development work with Leaders and I get asked …

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Develop your Leaders Emotional Intelligence with the Enneagram

I have been working with the Enneagram for the last 15 years. I have used it in my own company with great success and it has been a revelation on a personal level. I have worked with it, developed my understanding of it, and taught it to individuals, leaders and  teams over the years where it …

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Leadership and Emotional Intelligence Development.

In 2012 it is widely accepted that Emotional Intelligence gives an advantage in the achievement of “success” and is more important than IQ. This is especially true for Leadership and its importance improves the higher up the organisation an individual goes. From Darwin to the present, most descriptions, definitions and conceptualizations of emotional intelligence have …

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Overview of the Origins of the Enneagram

Much of the development of the ideas of the Enneagram in the modern sense is attributed to Gurdjieff (b. 1875) – a Greek Armenian working in the early 20th Century (Riso and Hudson 1999, Lapid-Bogda 2004, Kale and Shrivastava 2002) who is credited with assembling the first parts of the Enneagram from Eastern traditions. This …

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Motivate Yourself First

I recently gave a talk before Cavan County Enterprise Boards recent Awards Dinner on the topic of Motivation, with reference to the current economic climate. The reaction to the talk was extremely positive and also the feedback was particularly interesting. I told the group that there are times I think when we forget the basics and lose ourselves in worry …

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Holistic Perspective

Leaders are often able to make judgements and form opinions quickly and so give advice quickly.  This can be a blessing in turbulent times particularly. However a down side of this is sometimes missing or not appreciating others perspectives and not taking them into account when making decisions. There are overlaps here with Emotional Intelligence, Leadership in context and motivation of your team. It …

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