Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to know what you are experiencing internally and using that understanding to engage and be in relationship with the world.
David Jones co-founded Altus Alliance in Seattle in 2003. In this article, Dave illustrates the four foundational pillars that the National Outdoor Leadership School advocates for leading in a more complete, holistic style.
I have been working with a non-profit board that is transitioning into a new board president, along with some new board members. It is a perfect combination of the old and the new: there are long-standing board members who can help orient the new board members, and the new president has a long history with the organization.
Over time I have engaged with a number of clients dealing with a staff member who is not meeting performance expectations. Ultimately, one of three things takes place. This article has typical scenarios and some observations on each.
In the 1980’s, I was struck by the concept of play as a source of “study.” I still have one of the books I read, Johan Huizinga’s Homo Ludens, written in the 1930’s. Two recent experiences brought me back to Huizinga. The first experience was listening to a radio interview of Stuart Brown, talking about his new book, Play. The interview captured me, as I had recently run into two encounters where I thought play was warranted, and others did not.
Parenting is really about leadership. And when times are tough, good and bad leadership skills rise to the surface. Leaders cannot force those who follow to accept their values and beliefs. The same holds true for parents of an adolescent. Forcing an issue does not work because both followers and children must choose to accept the belief of those who lead...