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All posts by Cynthia Howard RN, CNC, PhD

Is Emotional Intelligence an Oxymoron?

The term emotional intelligence (Ei) was first coined in the nineties and has been found to contribute to 90% of leaders’ success. Yet many leaders do not really understand what it is. I was talking with a CEO recently who said, “We don’t have any of that,” and another who said, “I would be afraid to find […]

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5 Tips to Turn On Your Purpose (The Way to Living a Resilient Life)

Purpose is defined as “something created for a reason.” Living life on purpose can be a challenge in the age of distraction and constant busyness.  As you read through this article, take the time to reflect on how your life is going.Living a life on purpose  creates satisfaction and meaning even when you are being […]

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4 Tips to Avoid Burnout

Burnout is epidemic.Most people go through their day unaware they are headed for burnout. The constant distractions, typical today, lead to an over stimulated stress reaction. Without a game plan to concentrate your energy and focus, you move from one interruption to the next. Research has discovered that distractions increase irritability and produce a false […]

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3 Mindset Shifts to Transition From Manager to Leader

To lead or manage is an important question. It is not an either or question; to get results, you need to do do both. they require different skills and mindset. Most begin their careers as managers. Management skills focus on making sure daily responsibilities are met, resources are utilized, and people are doing their jobs. As […]

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3 Simple Tips to Lose Weight (How Agile Lean Techniques Can Help You Lose Weight!)

Weight loss is a challenge for the majority of Americans, more than 70% of the population struggles with weight and diabesity.  There are many reasons for this including a toxic diet, overloaded with all the wrong ingredients designed to incite overwhelming cravings, along with a lifestyle of distraction that makes it easy to pack on […]

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7 Leaders Blind Spots (Where are you?)

Assumptions and bias are part of human nature. We are hard-wired to reject what doesn’t fit into our mental models, unless; we develop self-awareness and the ability to reflect. During my 20 year practice as an Executive Coach, I have met with scores of leaders and professionals who were stuck, compromising decisions and outcomes. I developed […]

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Quiz: Are You Addicted to Distraction?

Distraction is a problem for most people who struggle to get anything done. Did you know 50% of what is being done in a day, is a redo. Go ahead and track how long it takes you to get something done.  Technology has changed how we work, live and communicate. Find out how distracted you are.Take […]

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Are You Type A? 5 Signs You Are.

Type A is short for the driven person who is usually in a rush, often coming across as aggressive and short tempered. Type A’s are ambitious, perfectionists, and in the process of getting the job done, do not think about how they come off to others. Results matter and people are secondary.  There can be […]

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5 Reasons Self Awareness is Your Guarantee for Success

When I talk about self awareness, I see people’s eyes glaze over and I hear, “Yeah, yeah, so what…”What if I told you that you will have better job opportunities, get promoted more often, enjoy your life more, all because you opted to get to know you? Here are 5 reasons self awareness will advance […]

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