The Fine Art of Setting Goals

When you were a child, you probably set goals all the time without realizing it. “I want to get A’s and B’s – nothing lower – in school.” “I want to save up enough money to buy Nintendo for X dollars.” “I want to master throwing a curve ball.”

Even back then, you knew that setting and achieving goals helped you make the most of your life. As an adult, that same principle now applies to you both personally and professionally.

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Sleep Your Way To a Higher EQ

Sleep is one key to higher emotional intelligence, or EQ. While you are sound asleep, your brain is at work shuffling through your memories and storing or discarding them. This shuffling process results in two things: dreams and an alert and clearheaded mind when you wake up.

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Joan Fletcher
The Simple Act of Listening

How often do you have to repeat a question because you didn’t listen to the answer the first time you asked?

Do you ever space out in meetings because you are thinking about dinner, carpools, and errands?

When was the last time you insisted to your spouse that he or she never told you something, but in truth, you just weren’t paying attention?

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Spiraling Up – and What That Means for Leaders

All day long, you get to pick whether you are in a good mood or a bad mood. You also get to pick who are you going to spend your time with.

This may sound obvious, but your mood and the moods of others have a huge impact on you as a leader. I know some leaders who avoid talking to certain people – even lucrative clients – because they know what they’re going to get – a negative attitude and nonstop complaining.

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