Monthly Archives: October 2011

Incomplete Learning

I had two lunch meetings last week and the topic of learning came up. I argued for the appreciation of the distinction between simply learning something and integrating that learning so that change is not only made, but it sticks. Continue reading

New Realities

Last week, I was in the Bay Area on the west coast meeting with partners and clients. It’s always nice to be around some cutting-edge and forward-thinking folks. One of them is Stu Winby, who also happens to be on the EQmentor Board. Stu is a thought leader and works exclusively with Boards and the “C” suite on new forms of collaboration and innovation. Continue reading

Lead in Different Ways

I heard from many of you on last week’s blog post inspired by the legacy of Steve Jobs. At a lunch meeting with a peer, we asked ourselves: Why are there so few Steve Jobs and the like? There are now millions of leadership books, webinars, blogs, conferences, programs – all touting the recipe for such great leaders. Continue reading


I have talked about this topic before but in light of the passing of one our greatest innovators, Steve Jobs of Apple, I thought I would resurface the topic. This is what he once said about innovation:

“Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you!”  Steve Jobs   Continue reading

Maximize Your Senses

I recently spoke to a group of physicians in Florida about EQ. For a group of human beings most familiar with the human body and all its physiological conditions, there certainly appeared to be a desire to learn more about how to connect with each other and fellow staff members to deal with the constant chaos and stress inherent in a clinic or hospital. Continue reading