I studied emotional intelligence, sometimes called EQ or Ei (and we use the terms interchangeably) for over a decade and my work in trust was a result of my deep curiosity on how the two are connected. Why do different people witness the same person doing exactly the same thing and arrive at different conclusions as to their trustworthiness? How can a person who is nasty and lies to others still believe they are trusted? I have learned that there are times when people really aren’t aware of how they are coming across to others. It comes down to emotional intelligence.
When I’m feeling ill or very anxious my intuition or trust instincts seem off. How about you?
It may be hard for you to love and trust this person. They’ve made promises to you over and over again, just to break them without consideration. They have been verbally abusive and others have noticed and been uncomfortable. It’s not always bad. Sometimes they surprise you and come through in the biggest way, exceeding … Read more
I’m sitting in my living room listening to Christmas Carols and looking at our Christmas tree that is decorated with ornaments we’ve collected over the years. I’m feeling nostalgic. I’ve read messages and greetings from friends and recognize that this is a happy time for some and a difficult time for others. My heart is with you all. The very best to you and everyone you love.
The great thing about the Internet is you can research everything online. The horrible thing about the Internet is you can research everything online. It’s the Wild West and the onus is on you to make sure the information you’re getting is trustworthy.
There was a large boom and the floor of our room shook. Our dog Athena jumped up on the bed and tried to crawl under the covers. We bolted up right looked at each other and said “What the heck was that?!
I’m excited about the new book I’m writing on trust and wanted to give you a sneak peak. It’s going to be published early next year, but I couldn’t wait to show you a little bit of it.
I would love to hear your thoughts and feedback!
They received a huge stack of speaker applications but when my friend Paula Morand gave the event organizer a call and gave me a glowing recommendation it made all the difference to the people deciding who to hire. I got the keynote and the opportunity to spread my message of trust to a new audience. Paula knows the organization and is well respected by the people in power. She’s seen me present. She knows what I talk about and her referrals are golden. It’s gone both ways. I’ve referred people to Paula and have called and tipped the scale on the plus side for Paula when a colleague who was vacillating on using her services. I have a great deal of respect for Paula and I know she feels the same.
It got me thinking. What do you absolutely need to know to give a good referral? What must you do to get a referral?
What if we worked at tolerance? I read a post hiding bigotry and hatred by posing it as a fight against political correctness. It was dishonest and untrustworthy. They posited that not accepting their fight against “political correctness” was a sign of intolerance, weakness and dangerous to society because it hides the “real” problems. They weren’t talking about political correctness, which is meant to stand for fairness and open-mindedness, but the new subverted meaning, which is described as a condescending way of talking and elitist principles that wastes time.
Did you know that I lived in India for a year from 2011 to 2012? Ric was on an assignment that was supposed to last 3 years which unfortunately was shortened to one year but oh my, what a year. I love India! It was a year where I got to write, speak in exotic … Read more