The Emotional Leader Program

The Emotional Leader Program (ELPro) is a simple doctrine or system of learning to develop emotional skills for positive, measurable, long-term behavioral change, applying your emotional intelligence. The Emotional Leader Program specifically covers: understanding emotional style, increasing emotional knowledge for use in problem solving and decision-making, improving mood and job performance, developing self-management, and communicating effectively for increased relationship satisfaction, … [Read more...]

How Do I Become A Facial Expression Expert?

One of the purposes of my blog is to bring you information on current research that is going on in the field of emotions. Paul Ekman Ph.D. is a pre-eminent psychologist and a co-discoverer of micro expressions with Friesen, Haggard and Isaacs. In 2009, Ekman was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME Magazine. He became interested in facial expression in 1965. After studying nonverbal behavior in Papua New Guinea in 1967 and 1968, his research provided the strongest … [Read more...]

7 Things You Need To Know About ASEAN

The ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations collectively comprise the seventh-largest economy in the world. Here are some critical facts. … [Read more...]

Discover Powerful Lessons In Personal Change!

MIKE’S PROFESSIONAL COACHING SYSTEM IS OPEN TO EVERYONE! Want to be an effective successful leader? You understand about emotional intelligence and recognize how important it is for leadership. You know that organizations want people who are emotionally intelligent and not just those with a high IQ. You also know that you are going to have to do things differently or you will lose the respect of others. But you recognize that you have one or two behaviors that you want to correct, such as … [Read more...]

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

In this quick but powerful video, world-renowned business thought-leader and executive coach Dr. Marshall Goldsmith reveals an important truth about change in business. Use it in both your own coaching practice and to help your clients. Don't assume the behavior that got you to your present level is going to get you to the next level. Are you ready to change your behavior? Tell me which behavior you will change to take you to the next level in the comments below. Join Marshall and … [Read more...]

Is Optimism Contagious?

This guest post is by Dr. Marshall Goldsmith of Leading News. In the past I've talked about the value of optimism in life and at work, how the two intersect, and different challenges that crop up to sway even the most confident and consistent optimists. I examined a high-ranking executive who’d had some setbacks, but was able to get over them, excel further than another, shall we say, crabbier personality, and create significant value for his organization and workforce. What’s interesting … [Read more...]

Recognize The Pain Time Line

Pain perception is about how appraisal triggers arousal (emotional response) in your body. Deepak Chopra explains that cognitive appraisal in the brain arouses only two impulses—pain or pleasure. We all want to avoid pain and experience pleasure.  Therefore, all the complicated emotional states we find ourselves in are because we are unable to obey these basic drives. [1] Pleasure seems to be managed well by most people and is a non-problem status. Pain though is any unpleasant sensory and … [Read more...]