Putting the Big 4 into Practice

Over the last few weeks, I have been conducting performance reviews with my team at work. I had a wonderful opportunity to sit down (about an hour at a time) with each employee to talk about their work performance and to gain valuable feedback about our work environment and how we can improve. This got … Continue reading Putting the Big 4 into Practice


Book Summaries with Jeremy

Eleven Rings by Phil Jackson and Hugh Delehany  Summary: Phil’s basketball journey is addressed throughout the book. It starts with his playing days, covers his start as a coach, and of course the successes he had with the Bulls and the Lakers. The ending of the book is after the Lakers lost their playoff series … Continue reading Book Summaries with Jeremy

Book Summaries with Jeremy

Brain Rules by John Medina  Summary: There are 12 brain rules to help people in their daily functions. The book is presented 1 rule at a time, with corresponding research, anecdotal evidence and possible suggestions of how to implement the new information. 1) Survival, the brain evolved just as we did as a species. It … Continue reading Book Summaries with Jeremy

Need more EI

I recently came across Daniel Goleman’s 1996 Harvard Business Review’s article “What Makes a Leader”.  The article highlights that leaders must have high levels of technical skills, IQ, and emotional intelligence. Through studies, Goleman found that while all three are important, emotional intelligence is nearly twice as important than the other two factors when identifying … Continue reading Need more EI