November 24, 2011

Talking Emotional Literacy

 “The publication of Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence in 1995, marked a turning point in popular culture. Finally, emotions were deemed critical to human intelligence. Ironically, the book presents a model of emotional intelligence that is founded in the subordination of emotions to reason.”  Miriam Greenspan, Healing Through the Dark Emotions Wine Connoisseurs know that there is a vast array of wines to […]
November 17, 2011

Because I Said So: The Slow Death of Authoritarian Leadership

We’re watching it happen before our very eyes.  From the uprising in the Middle East to the emergence of the Occupy Movement – much of the world is experiencing profound collective introspection. For some it’s a slow bubbling – for others; a fast boil. Our beliefs, practices, institutions and our leaders – especially our leaders, are undergoing intense scrutiny and criticism. […]
November 3, 2011

The Bullies Among Us

 In every nook and cranny of the workplace – private, public and non-profit – bullies are dominating their co-workers, often with the tacit and explicit approval of management. I feel compelled to write something about these toxic behaviors that are permeating our schools and workplaces.  Within the past two years, in nearly every public seminar my company conducts and in […]