Emotional intelligence

030: Why Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Isn’t Enough for Superior Leadership | with David Burnham

March 28, 2013

David Burnham has been a researcher for over 40 years on superior leadership in industry, academia, and governments around the world. He was one of the first thought leaders who called for a new style of leadership, including the necessity of emotional intelligence (EQ). The rest of the world eventually picked up the message about […]

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014: 5 Ways to De-Motivate People (Are You Making Any of These Common Mistakes?)

November 29, 2012

Jesse and Marty discuss five common mistakes leaders make that steal most people’s intrinsic motivation to be fully engaged in their work. These are not simply based on opinion; the five points are based on decades of empirical research with hundreds of thousands of people by Burnham Rosen Group: 1. Make all decisions yourself  (To […]

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013: Socially Smart: Things Gen Y Needs to Know that Schools Aren’t Teaching | Featuring Jenn Swanson

November 22, 2012

In this episode, Jesse is joined by the host of the Communication Diva podcast as well as author of the e-book How to Be Professional in the Workplace, Jenn Swanson. Jenn teaches Human Relation Skills at the college-level part-time, and the other part of the time she works with high-school students in youth ministry. So […]

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3 Secrets to Professional Presence [video]

November 20, 2012

You may be super-smart in your field, but if you come across as stressed out and distracted, you won’t receive much support. Especially in times of stress and change, developing professional presence is essential. Here are three key components that can help. “Every leader needs to clearly explain the top three things the organization is […]

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6 Reasons Empathy Will Make You A Powerful Leader

September 24, 2012

Empathy used to sound to me like a weak word associated with touchy-feely concepts.  But in recent years, I have come to understand that it is actually an incredibly powerful concept. If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things […]

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How to Use Mirror Neurons to Influence People [video]

September 21, 2012

When communicating with people, if we trigger their mirror neurons, they will be more empathetic to our perspective. They will be much more likely to be influenced by the way we’re thinking. Resources: Podcast episode 004: Powerful Empathy 6 Reasons Empathy Will Make You A Powerful Leader Thank you to the following experts who taught me […]

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004: Powerful Empathy

September 20, 2012

Empathy is an important concept that many leaders do not fully understand the significance of.  In this episode, Jesse discusses why empathy is important in learning to lead and engage people, and he explains key skills to hone your sense of empathy: Curiosity Active Listening Repeating and Paraphrasing Imagination Open-Mindedness Vulnerability Self-Awareness Sensitivity to Others’ […]

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