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“I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.”
Robert E. Lee
A positive attitude is contagious! Do you believe that? I certainly do as I’ve seen it in action throughout my life. So we arrive at our fifth stop on our journey through SERVANT leadership. As a leader, it is amazing the impact you can have on your organization with your attitude; either positive or negative, you set the tone. Have you ever worked around someone with an unpleasant attitude—oh come on be honest? Did you like it? Of course not, so here’s the challenge—don’t be that person! … Read the rest
The Silent Power Behind Emotional Intelligence
If our skills, competencies and judgment get us our leadership roles – it’s our Emotional Quotient (EQ), or Emotional Intelligence, that keeps us there and propels us forward into greater leadership scope, work footprint, scale and reach.
If our EQ capacity empowers us to effectively leverage our emotions to bring about better business outcomes, then – our ability to exercise self-regulation powers our EQ capacity.
Consider the following: If EQ is to us, what an engine is to a car – then self-regulation is the drive train that powers how we operate. … Read the rest
Self-control, otherwise known as temperance, is not popular in today’s culture. In fact, it’s counter-cultural as much of our society loves to make self-gratification a priority; often at any cost. However, exercising self-control, defined as the ability to look outside oneself in a way that balances a healthy self-denial with a deep seated commitment to live up to a particular standard, is what guards us from making irrational or impulsive choices—choices that can lead us to a misguided favorable bias toward self.
Be it as simple as staying true to a diet, refusing to succumb to peer pressure or refraining from lashing out at someone who has hurt us deeply, self-control prevents us from caving in to irrationality and poor judgment.… Read the rest