Get Real

In my last blog, I pondered change and whether you ever stop changing. All that thinking about change led to more thinking and reading, in this case, about authenticity. How do we remain true to ourselves in the midst of seemingly constant change? In a recent article, Dr. Travis Bradbury, author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0, notes that success in all types of jobs can be attributed to emotional intelligence. He goes on to say that “emotional intelligence won’t do a thing for you if you aren’t genuine.”What does this mean in a business context? A study at the University of Washington found that sincere leaders inspire trust and admiration through their actions much more than words and as a result are much more effective motivators. I was inspired by this article and have printed it out and plan to highlight one of the paragraphs every week as a reminder of where I would like to be!

– Cathie Clement