There’s a lot talk today about the genuine merit in trying to hire employees skilled in emotional intelligence.  Among the assessment tools we’ve used at Leading With Courage Academy, one of them is designed specifically for new hires from outside the organization.  It...

I can think of at least one person who takes a definitive side on that question. Daniel Goleman, who may very well be considered the father of Emotional Intelligence, once said that the “ability to manage one's own emotions is more important than a person's intellect.”...

In a recent post, we reflected on leaders who can fall into one of two categories that few would envy: The Micromanager or The Bully.

To quickly recap, The Micromanager will hover over employees, never let those employees produce anything significant on their own withou...

“Sure, not everybody loves me. But a micromanager? Nah. I couldn't possibly be that. I'm not a micromanager. I don't hover over people."

It’s easy for a leader to view themselves in a highly positive light, especially if they haven’t received a great deal of honest feed...

When a leader talks about “hitting a wall” in terms of a challenge, it’s generally taken that the wall is their stopping point where they can’t do anything else. They’re aggravated and feel helpless by this immovable obstacle that is preventing them from accomplishing...

Kim Feil

CEO, bizHive, CMO & CSO Aspire Healthy Energy Drinks and Board Member

For 30 years, Kim Feil has been a corporate executive at manufacturing, retail and consulting companies. Today, as the CEO and founding partner of bizHive, she leads a company that is connecti...

It’s not easy to sustain a winning team from year to year. I know that firsthand from my experience at the Major League Baseball level but one stat I came across recently really drove the point home for me:

Did you know the World Series champion only has a winning perce...

There’s a story we tell during our Leading With Courage Academy workshops of the negative correlation between how a person ascends through an organization to the level of honest communication that person receives.

In this instance, a person we’ll call George becomes the...

In this, the second part of our two-part Leading With Courage℠ conversation with

Paul Darley, the CEO of W.S. Darley & Co., we dive into how the 109-year-old manufacturer of firefighting and emergency equipment continues to bring aboard new generations successfully, whi...

As the head of a 109-year-old company, Paul Darley strives to build upon the

proud heritage of W.S. Darley & Co. (now four generations of Darleys) by manu-

facturing a superior line of firefighting, emergency and special operations equipment.

Darley recently took some ti...

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