What do I mean by the speed and beauty of emotional intelligence? Emotions have energy. Energy travels quickly through time and space. Emotional intelligence, the ability to read and interpret emotions, allows us to respond quickly and beautifully to a vast array of human situations. Robert Kennedy’s response the night Martin Luther King was murdered is a stellar example of the speed and beauty of emotional intelligence.
The VW fuel emissions scandal raises the question about how to right corporate wrongs. I have an answer for VW’s CEO and CEOs of other companies in similar circumstances. Unfortunately there will be future cases, as we haven’t yet seen an end to such highly unethical, and illegal behaviors.
One Earthday in the 1990s, Earthday founder Senator Gaylord Nelson took respite at our house…. The rest of the story involves 6-year old boys, lots of mud, weapons of destruction, and a very gracious senator.
This is a personal story that sealed an important lesson into my being. When we refuse to touch the reality of a thing, it will express itself at another time and in another place. It will keep expressing itself until it finds a way to wake us.
You must jump through the hoop of Fire, and
Skate to the middle of the Pond
to face the Ogre
Leadership is a lonely sport. It demands the ability to hold life, at times without solace, comfort or sharing.