Where do you go FIRST in your decision making? Thinking or Feeling. Both are rational and both are essential for successful leadership.
There’s nothing that will shut down and block a connection like a lack of empathy. It’s one of the most powerful and misunderstood emotional intelligence skills.
Management consultant Peter Vaill calls it permanent whitewater. There’s no sense of an anchor or safe harbor on the shores. But we need a reprieve.
Ever yawn when someone else yawns? Laugh because someone else is laughing? That’s your mirror neurons allowing you to literally feel what others are feeling.
What does our professional life have in common with a bunch of strangers in the wilderness? Actually, a lot. Solving complicated stuff, under duress, for extended periods of time…