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Feb 27

Real Talk/Real Food: Childfree By Choice

In an era when more young women than ever, particularly professionals, are postponing parenthood for various reasons, others are opting out of having children altogether. Decades worth of studies show this trend to be on the rise, but too few…
Jan 18

OfficeHours: Being a Boss Without Being a B*tch

Do you worry about being perceived as a bitch at work? Do you want to become more assertive but worry about how others will perceive you? Are you interested in discovering ways to communicate firmly with candor and care? During…
Nov 28

Real Talk/Real Food: Creating Boundaries At Work

Are you typically overwhelmed with your workload? Silly question, I know. Who isn’t overwhelmed by their workload these days? Okay, here are some better questions: How much of the work you do fails to further your goals or the expectations…
Oct 19

OfficeHours: Retrain That Brain! Your Shortcuts To Executive Presence

The principles of executive presence focus on the importance of appearance, communication skills and gravitas. As such, there is nothing that makes or breaks your executive presence more quickly than your level of self-regulation. Think of those short-lived colleagues who…
Sep 12

Cracking The Kindness Code: The Quest To Define Self-Compassion

In our exploration of emotional intelligence, the big questions lately have been, “How do we develop compassion?”, and more specifically, “What is the magical ‘fourth step’ that bridges us from empathy to the mutually beneficial state of compassion?”. In a…
Aug 28

Reconsidering Empathy: A Look At The Neuroscience of Compassion

In our methodical exploration of empathy, which is one of the key components of emotional intelligence, we’ve distinguished empathy from sympathy, and we’ve considered ways to zoom out from our own life perspective in order to contemplate the countless other…
Jun 19

Real Talk/Real Food: Engaging in Difficult Conversations

Do you avoid having difficult conversations, or freeze up when you do? Have you looked back in regret about what you said or did not say during tough talks with your colleagues? Perhaps you’d like to have more effective tough…
Jun 13

Practicing Perspective: Life’s Curveballs vs Your Self-Regulation

If you’ve been taking on the challenges proposed through this written journey toward enhancing your emotional intelligence, I’m betting you’re already beginning to feel more capable in your life and career. My two recent articles hopefully pushed you over the…
Jun 06

Beyond Fear: Taking Self-Regulation Out For A Spin

Looking fear straight in the eye— it’s not something most of us are comfortable with, but it’s a challenge that you can realistically become comfortable with. My recent article, Escaping Gravity: The Importance of Confronting Workplace Fears And Soaring Beyond…
Apr 25

Cool Under Fire: Sketching Out The Basics of Self-Regulation

I hope you’ve been tagging along on our EQ journey through Self-Awareness this year. With just a little attention, you may have afforded yourself some valuable attributes for pulling ahead in your career, from refining your executive presence, to discovering…