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Gender Intelligence

“… gender differences are a result of cognitive and behavioral tendencies, first informed by nature, then influenced by culture.  This is not to suggest that men will always think and act one way and women will always think and act another.  We speak in terms of inclinations and tendencies.” -Barbara Annis & Keith Merron- Gender…

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Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

In the past, jobs were about muscles, now they’re about brains, but in the future they’ll be about the heart. -Minouche Shafik- Director, London School of Economics The current movement from a control and command type of leadership to a more empowering and collaborative servant leadership style is both undeniable and highly efficacious.  And focusing…

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Vulnerability and Business

The Blog title alone sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it?  At least that’s the reaction I get when I bring my Dare To Lead™ program to board rooms and corporate teams.  I’ve heard more than once, “Are you crazy? Vulnerability at work is suicide!”  Dramatic, yes.  Accurate, not so much.  Prevalent? Very. The concept of vulnerability…

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Empathy

A segment of a training film I viewed in grad school has stayed with me for forty years.  I can visualize it even now.  And even now I feel the same discomfort and urge to look away.  A schizophrenic mother was bottle feeding her 5-month-old infant.  She kept absently and methodically trying to slide the…

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Mastering The Soft Skills

Welcome to the first Blog post from Advancing Leaders.  As a psychotherapist and executive wellness coach, I will be providing useful psychological insights and practical tools to assist in your personal growth and leadership development.  My goals are to enhance your life satisfaction, expand your emotional intelligence, and increase your success and profitability.  In a…

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