Tag Archives: emotional intelligence
26
Feb

Which is the best emotional response following a missed shot?

Should I show my emotions during a round or stay calm? This is a question that I typically get asked from top level golfers. To answer this key question, let’s examine the winners of the last two events on the PGA tour. Jordan Spieth, winner at the AT&T Pebble Beach Proam, is fiery like a […]

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07
Aug

Jimmy Walker Breathes to his first major-2016 PGA championship

Congrats to Jimmy Walker on winning your first major! JW won the 2016 PGA championships and he deserved it with his amazing ball striking and putting. You can imagine how nervous he may have felt coming down the stretch. JW did not admit it as he looked cool as a cucumber but he was nervous […]

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06
Jun

How Muhammad Ali taught us emotional toughness

A true legend and icon of sport passed this week. Muhammad Ali was not only champion of the boxing world, but also he was a world champion activist. He stood up for his beliefs with action. Ali also loved to recite poetry and was beloved for his wit. He was an inspiration to millions when […]

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16
Aug

Purpose makes you mentally tough for life

How do I stop procrastinating? How do I gain more confidence in myself? How can I reduce my fears and anxiety? I typically get these three key questions from people who are struggling with their career. There are no easy answers to being mentally and emotionally tough. However, the best answer is to fill your […]

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10
Feb

Would you fail the Marshmallow Test? A case of willpower

In his latest book, The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control (2014), Walter Mischel describes decades of research related to willpower. In his now famous test conducted in the 1960’s, Mischel and his colleagues sat four year olds at a desk and in front of them was a marshmallow. They then told the children that they would […]

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28
Jun

What Alexander Hamilton Needed: The Legacy of EQ Emotional Intelligence

This coming Friday is my favorite holiday, July 4th. It is a truly remarkable moment in time when we had a group of amazing individuals, known as our founding fathers, get together and create the foundation for our wonderful nation. This is a day we should celebrate with joy as well as reverence. But I […]

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27
Oct

Be a Self-Leader to Your Success

With all the incessant fighting on Capital Hill leading to the government shutdown, we are all asking, “Where have all the great leaders gone?” It seems like our leaders have failed us in so many ways, mainly by their selfishness in focusing on their interests instead of the people’s needs. Fortunately, we have a great […]

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29
Oct

One’s Reputation Is Vitally Important

What do Elliot Spitzer and Lance Armstrong have in common? Before answering that important question, let’s review: Elliot Spitzer was a rising superstar who is the former attorney general of New York. As attorney general, Spitzer prosecuted key cases relating to securities fraud, white collar crime, investment banking difficulties as well as predatory lending by […]

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22
Oct

The Head Coach: The legacy of emotional intellect

Did you get to see that heavyweight fight on Tuesday night? Or in other words, the second political debate? Both candidates went toe to toe on their policies, one liberal and the other more conservative in agenda. Both President Obama and Mitt Romney were highly passionate in their viewpoints, each believing that his position is […]

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19
Aug

Fail Forward like Rory McIlroy

Don’t feel bad about your last mistake or total mishap. Everyone has blundered–including the new king of golf, Rory McIlroy, winner of last week’s PGA Championship. In fact, his was a monumental meltdown at the 2011 Master’s. He started the final round with a 4-shot lead, but by the time he turned for home on […]

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