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Strengthening Emotional and Spiritual Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is creating quite a buzz in corporate America. Organizations appreciate the benefits and bottom-line results they receive when their leaders consistently connect emotionally with their employees. The ability to emotionally connect with employees is inspiring and creates a stronger sense of followership in supporting the organization’s mission and high-leverage goals. Recognizing our own…

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Diversity, Inclusion, Synergy

Because of my gender and race, throughout my working career and life, I have been part of the privileged class. Things have been easier for me because of how I look and what I am — a white male. And while I have taken advantage of my situation, I have also been open to creating…

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Developing the Corporate Athlete in You

Some years ago, I was inspired by Tony Schwartz’s concept of the “corporate athlete” featured in his book, “The Power of Full Engagement.” It really resonated with my belief that many corporate executives have learned very little about, or at least have not applied to any great extent, the principles adhered to by most professional…

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Mindfulness for the Mainstream

My quest is simple, yet daunting — raise the consciousness of leadership, and consequently raise everyone else up as they become increasingly aware of how all of our actions and inactions affect the greater good, not only today but into the future. I am at once frequently surprised, mildly disappointed, and wildly optimistic about how many…

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Emotional and Social Intelligence: The Key to Long-Term Leadership

“If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.” — Daniel Goleman, author of “Emotional Intelligence” I thought…

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Transformational Leadership

Transformation literally means to change form. In the context of leadership, it involves changing both our mindsets and our practices to transcend the limits of our current organizational culture and results. As Einstein suggested: “The world that we have made as a result of the level of thinking we have done thus far creates problems…

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PLS grows revenue by narrowing its focus

By Kevin Tampone Journal Staff BALDWINSVILLE — Productivity Leadership Systems, LLC (PLS), a leadership training and coaching firm, has more than doubled its revenue in the past six years by sharpening its focus. Back in 2006, the firm was expanding its services to new markets, including Buffalo, Albany, and Philadelphia. A new focus on Central…

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