Giving Up Control to Find a Better Solution: How Human Centred Design Can Help

Can you give up control?  I mean really, give it up? Is it possible to truly let go of your power and influence and create ideas and solutions that result in what people really want? If we ask business owners, organizational leaders and parents this question, how would they respond?  [...]

How Emotional Intelligence Can Better Your Everyday Life If You Leave Room For It!

I walked into the coffee house rather briskly.  I quickly glanced around and appreciated the Zen-chic décor and checked to see if they had my favourite muffins, double chocolate-healthy.  They did!  And thank goodness, because I had a craving that would only be satisfied by those particular muffins. As soon [...]

5 Reasons to Empower Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

Have you ever wondered about the benefits of emotional intelligence in the workplace? If you’re a leader of an organization or you own a business, there is a good chance that you have pondered this question. Increased team performance, improved decision-making, advanced leadership ability, better personal well-being, less occupational stress [...]

Creating a Culture of Courage for the Success of your Business or Organization

How are you driven by courage rather than being controlled by fear? That’s the question I posed to Mark Wybenga, Department Coordinator for Community & Settlement Services at South Essex Community Council in Leamington, Ontario. This is what he said, “When I am driven by courage…. Although I may be [...]