Comfort Can Undermine a Leader’s Effectiveness – Forbes

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Google CEO Larry Page holds a press annoucement at Google headquarters in New York on May 21, 2012.

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Caffeine: The Silent Killer of Emotional Intelligence

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Today’s tip for increasing your emotional intelligence is the most simple and straightforward you’re ever going to get. For many people, this tip has the potential to have a bigger impact upon their emotional intelligence (EQ) than any other.

 

Today’s tip for increasing your emotional intelligence is the most simple and straightforward you’re ever going to get. For many people, this tip has the potential to have a bigger impact upon their emotional intelligence (EQ) than any other. The catch? You have to cut down on caffeine, and as any caffeine drinker can attest, this is easier said than done.

 

The Good: Isn’t Really Good

 

Most people start drinking caffeine because it makes them feel more alert and improves their mood. Many studies suggest that caffeine actually improves cognitive task performance (memory, attention span, etc.) in the short-term. Unfortunately, these studies fail to consider the participants’ caffeine habits. New research from Johns Hopkins Medical School shows that performance increases due to caffeine intake are the result of caffeine drinkers experiencing a short-term reversal of caffeine withdrawal. By controlling for caffeine use in study participants, John Hopkins researchers found that caffeine-related performance improvement is nonexistent without caffeine withdrawal.

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Conscious Leaders & How to Develop Leaders

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Like Barry Posner, bestselling co-author of “The Leadership Challenge” you are a “leader, a follower, a colleague.”  In Energy Leadership terms the moment of interaction is a moment to be a leader, to have influence and impact.  As you see yourself a leader, now ask yourself how you want to lead.  Model that to help develop leaders around you.

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Conscious Leaders & How to Develop Leaders

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Like Barry Posner, bestselling co-author of “The Leadership Challenge” you are a “leader, a follower, a colleague.”  In Energy Leadership terms the moment of interaction is a moment to be a leader, to have influence and impact.  As you see yourself a leader, now ask yourself how you want to lead.  Model that to help develop leaders around you.

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Multicultural Leadership Starts from Within

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Multicultural Leadership Starts from Within

 

The world is getting smaller. As new technologies in social media, transportation, and telecommunications bring us closer together, it’s more critical than ever for organizations to recruit, develop, and retain multicultural leaders who can skillfully navigate both the opportunities and challenges of a more connected world…

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