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Emotional Intelligence

Standing Alone

Leaders and team contributors often need to share or drive an unpopular idea or project. The ability to be independent and assertive (to stand alone) in the face of adversity, challenge or opposition is particularly important in these circumstances. Here we share an OKA favorite for building these skills.

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Paths Through Conflict

Of all the skills and behaviors essential for effective performance, the one that scares the most people into inaction and disengagement is conflict. To increase the ability for and the liklihood that our clients will take on this critical topic, OKA has developed a number of different approaches to conflict.

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360 Tips and Tools

While complicated and time-consumptive, 360s offer powerful insights and perspectives that can be essential to professional growth and leadership development. I want to share two tips and two tools that will help you with your use of 360s.

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Emotional Intelligence & the Senior Executive Service

Emotional Intelligence is a great cornerstone in almost any SES development program. There are several Emotional Intelligence frameworks or models that can work, but we prefer the EQ-i 2.0 model because of its underpinning science and direct access to a set of 15 distinct behaviors well aligned with the SES ECQs. Learn more about an EQ approach for developing SESers

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EQ Interpretation–Best Practices

Considering context when interpreting EQ-i results aids in more effectively understanding your client’s narrative.

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Whoa, Buddy! Part 2

It is very difficult—and I would actually argue that it is impossible—to actively do less of something.

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Whoa, Buddy! Part 1

Too much energy or engagement with any EQ behavior could become as much a liability as its deficit.

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EQ and this year’s race for Oscar gold

Let’s take a look at the EQ and this year’s race for Oscar gold

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The Power of Social Responsibility

This video is as good a reminder of the power of Social Responsibility as I’ve seen.

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Tomorrowland—A Great Optimism Movie

Optimism is something you work for—it has to be fed, nurtured and exercised.

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