Priming the Organization for Change with Emotional Intelligence

Organizational change can be an exceptionally daunting task. It involves many different work streams to function together in total concert, including, but not limited to, timely project management, securing adequate funding, acquiring change management expertise, and creating change champions. According to Ken Blanchard (2010), up to 70% of change efforts fail. In order to ensure success, the change leader will need to draw upon a broad set of competencies and abilities, as well as a balanced set of emotional skills, in order to successfully guide the organization through change. According to John Kotter’s 8-step process for leading change, the precise flow includes “creating a sense of urge

Daily Rejection is a Great Thing

Rejection is hard on everyone. It creates feelings of embarrassment, low self-worth and inner-doubt. It is completely understandable why people wish to avoid ever getting rejected, but getting rejected, every day, is actually a great thing. It is a great thing as long as the person possesses three key emotional intelligence skills: Self- Regard, Self-Actualization, and Emotional Self-Awareness. People often frame their entire life plan and their daily actions around NOT getting rejected, which essentially translates into inaction. You don’t ask the girl out, you don’t ask for the sale, and you don’t ask your boss for a raise, because of the paralyzing fear of rejection. In the end, you do no

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