leader penguins

Do you agree? Look forward to your comments.

Daniel Goleman says,

When asked to define the ideal leader, many would emphasize traits such as intelligence, toughness, determination, and vision—the qualities traditionally associated with leadership. Such skills and smarts are necessary but insufficient qualities for the leader. Often left off the list are softer, more personal qualities—but they are also essential. Although a certain degree of analytical and technical skill is a minimum requirement for success, studies indicate that emotional intelligence may be the key attribute that distinguishes outstanding performers from those who are merely adequate.

Psychologist and author Daniel Goleman first brought the term “emotional intelligence” to a wide audience with his 1995 book of the same name, and Goleman first applied the concept to business with this 1998 classic HBR article. In his research at nearly 200 large, global companies, Goleman found that truly effective leaders are distinguished by a high degree of emotional intelligence. Without it, a person can have first-class training, an incisive mind, and an endless supply of good ideas, but he still won’t be a great leader.

The chief components of emotional intelligence—self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skill—can sound unbusinesslike, but Goleman, cochair of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations, based at Rutgers University, found direct ties between emotional intelligence and measurable business results. The notion of emotional intelligence and its relevance to business has continued to spark debate over the past six years, but Goleman’s article remains the definitive reference on the subject, with a detailed discussion of each component of emotional intelligence, how to recognize it in potential leaders, how and why it connects to performance, and how it can be learned.



 High expectation always precedes high achievement.

You’re as small as your controlling desires, or as great as your dominant aspirations.

Once your mind stretches to a new idea it never goes back to its original dimensions.

Think little goals and you can expect little achievement. Think big goals and you’ll win big success.

The first ingredient of your success is to dream a great dream.


Taking a risk is often your first necessary step toward success. If you don’t take some risks, you won’t get the chance to succeed. While you are trying, you are winning.
The law of averages is on your side. The more you try, the greater your chance of succeeding. 

Never get discouraged. Every wrong attempt is another step forward. People that make no mistakes usually don’t make anything. 

Make up your mind not merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand defeats. 

Your mistakes are stepping stones to success and your installment payments to victory.

You can’t be a winner and be afraid to lose.


What’s your purpose? Your true calling? What do you dream about doing, being, giving to the world? Sometimes we go through our days in a fog. Just checking the tasks off the ‘to do’ list and don’t give much thought to our dreams. Or we believe we can’t reach them.
Today I invite you to join me in affirming “with strength, patience and passion I can live the life of my dreams” and see what dreams pop up for you.


Dell buys EMC for $67 billion: Will bigger be better?

Dell acquires EMC in a deal that creates the largest privately held technology company. The combined entity, which will be run by Michael Dell, is betting scale will sell to enterprises.

You know thousands of people will be losing their jobs with this consolidation.

I have been on the receiving end of this trying to support a family. It is one of the most helpless feelings, not having control of your livelihood. 

This is a sign for every family to have a Plan B income. What’s your back up plan? 

If you are relying on your employer to have your best interests at heart, think again.

All it takes is a 15 minute call with me, could be the 15 minutes that changes your life and your family’s life.

We have a better way.