Taking Leadership to Heart – Success Stories

  This month’s featured leader in the Taking Leadership to Heart series is Eric Adams, Senior Manager -Business Operations for Verizon Wireless.  As we look at his leadership style, you will see there are some commonalities with the others leaders who employ emotional intelligence – the first of which is transparency.  When I asked Eric about emotional intelligence, this was his response. I haven’t always had emotional intelligence.  For example, when I moved to the south, I discovered people … [Read more...]

Taking Leadership to Heart – Success Stories

As we continue our “Taking Leadership to Heart” series, certain emotional intelligence behavioral patterns are starting to emerge.  See if you can spot the commonalities among the leaders who’ve been featured. This month we are spotlighting Marian Anderson, Human Resources Director at Edwards Lifesciences.  When I asked her to reflect on her definition of emotional intelligence, she said: “Emotional intelligence is about me being aware of my emotions.  My emotional state is magnified by my … [Read more...]

Taking Leadership to Heart – Success Stories

Do you remember the ending of The Titanic with Kate Winslet and Leo DiCaprio?  Did you think Rose went to sleep and dreamed she saw Jack extending his hand or did she die and see him?  My friend and I saw it together and one of us thought she died while the other thought she was dreaming. We interpret things our own way.  For that reason, I like to ask leaders their interpretation of emotional intelligence (EQ).  This month’s featured leader in Taking Leadership to Heart, Tricia Dempsey, the … [Read more...]