Emotional Intelligence

/Emotional Intelligence

TP 21: Amber Hawken on Self-Awareness

By | March 28th, 2017|Change, Coaching, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Self-Awareness, Tall Poppy|

Amber Hawken on Self Awareness What’s the difference between fear and intuition, how do you know when dive in, and when to do a reality check? These are some of the gems Amber Hawken, author of Unfuckwithable Life, shared about some of the key element of self-awareness. We talked a lot about authenticity, what that is and the practices that will help us get into flow. Is pain necessary to growth? Listen to find out. Resources Mentioned  Amber's website, on LinkedIn,  Facebook The Unfuckwithable Life - Amber's book The Rise of Superman by Stephen Cotler. Psychosomatics Amber's fave article on [...]

TP 20: Matt Kurowski on Complete Value

By | March 21st, 2017|Change, Coaching, Consulting, Design, Emotional Intelligence, Future, Leadership, Tall Poppy, World|

Matt Kurowski is the Huddle Labs guy who created a values framework illustrating types of capital that are often underestimated and unacknowledged. Huddle helps large organisations rethink complex problems, with human-centred design from a very purpose driven and values-based perspective. Matt and I talked about the Snowflake framework, being a goth in the 80s and the influence of that era on being 40something in the pursuit of meaning. We heard a bit about what its’ like to be mentored by Umair Haque and what collaborative advantage is. Resources Mentioned Huddle’s website Matt’s Website DrTime on Instagram/Twitter/LinkedIn, Eddie Harran Goth subculture NAS Insurance (becoming [...]

TP 19: Mark C Crowley Leads with Heart

By | March 15th, 2017|Coaching, Consulting, Emotional Intelligence, Future, Leadership, Tall Poppy|

Mark C. Crowley, author of "Lead From The Heart", leveraged experience from a 25-year career as a senior executive in the financial services industry and combined it with remarkable research to make the case for reinventing the way we manage people. Introducing the word “heart” into leadership was met with huge and predictable resistance. Now, five years later, Mark's book has become a best-seller. He shares the ideas that were initially rejected but now represent the future of workplace leadership. Resources Mentioned  Mark's Book Lead from the Heart Fast Company - Mark's articles  Mark on LinkedIn Mark's article on [...]

TP 17: Didier Elzinga of Culture Amp

By | March 1st, 2017|Emotional Intelligence, Future, Leadership, Small Business, Tall Poppy, Technology|

As Culture Amp co-founder, not only is Didier Elzinga one of the most forward-thinking CEOs I know, he’s got a really cool name. He’s the kind of CEO that does what it takes for his people to feel valued. He’s also unafraid to answer questions about the relationship of power and authority to leadership. We talk about the role of culture analytics, why engagement hasn’t really improved and the future of work. He’s gone from what he describes as ‘the most naive business plan’ to a third round of venture capital funding. Culture Amp is a Melbourne startup that’s [...]

TP 16: Fleassy Malay Speaks Up

By | February 22nd, 2017|Design, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Self-Awareness, Tall Poppy|

No stranger to the mic, Fleassy Malay speaks up about her relationship with fear and shame. A seasoned performer, she has inspired hundreds of people across the globe to find their voice, to speak their truth and to be courageous, vulnerable, passionate and honest. She runs Melbourne’s acclaimed Mother Tounge, spoken word poetry night and Speak Up a course offers a safe space to learn and develop public speaking skills. Her online course, Courageously Me encourages women to have the courage to prioritise themselves. She also inspired the name of this podcast. Resources Mentioned Fleassy's website Mother Tongue community on Facebook  [...]

TP 13: Liz Blake – Deep Self Leadership

By | February 1st, 2017|Change, Coaching, Consulting, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Self-Awareness, Tall Poppy|

Liz Blake of Lateral Insights is a very accomplished leadership consultant and business mentor. She takes us into the depths of her own journey to understand her work, and how transformation can happen on a personal level and impact our whole lives, our work, our future, and ultimately our relationship with our selves and our world. That is, how leverage points in one area can have a ripple effect across our whole lives. Incorporating tools like Strengths Finder, Integrity and Values, and working with Emotional Intelligence to integrate with a range of intelligences resulting in clarity and authenticity. As someone who really walks her talk, she takes us through servant leadership and ultimately, [...]

TP 08: Backstory – Activist to Entrepreneur

By | December 28th, 2016|Change, Coaching, Consulting, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Self-Awareness, Small Business, Tall Poppy|

Tall Poppy host Tathra Street shares her backstory. Born in Australia, raised in Canada, a young activist who was willing to risk arrest for causes she believed in, inspired by a wide range of influencers from Joanna Macy, to Paul Hawken, from Deepak Chopra to Otto Scharma and Peter Senge. A personal journey of change, internal and external, from moving across the planet to changing careers and starting her own business. In this episode you'll get a snapshot of what it took to become the person she is today, the activist groups she was part of,  the books she [...]

TP 02: Gayle Hardie on Human Centred Leadership

By | November 17th, 2016|Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Self-Awareness, Tall Poppy|

Gayle Hardie, Co-Founder of the Global Leadership Foundation. Champion of emotionally healthy leaders, expresses concern with compassion about why we need to include “human” in the description to remind us of what leadership is about. She also shares about her own career path and how getting out of her comfort zone made all the difference. This interview is the second in the series on Human Centred Leadership. Gayle Hardy on LinkedIn Global Leadership Foundation Book: Emotionally Healthy Leaders  (online version PDF) Article on Vertical Development and Emotional Health 

TP 01: Anthony Howard on Human Centred Leadership

By | November 17th, 2016|Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Self-Awareness, Tall Poppy|

Anthony Howard, the CEO whisperer and author of "Humanise: Why Human Centred Leadership Is the key to the 21st Century" is the first interview for Tall Poppy and one of four in a series on the topic of Human Centred Leadership. He possibly coined the term. Hear predictions for the future of work, why the human touch will be at a premium and a very personal story about some courageous unsolicited feedback that led Anthony to explore emotional intelligence as a way to change to himself to improve his own leadership.

Empathy is Ubiquitous

By | September 8th, 2016|Blog Challenge, Emotional Intelligence, Future, Leadership|

reWrite the World Blog Challenge Day 20 I imagine a world in which empathy is ubiquitous so that... Emotions are met with openness, curiosity and compassion. Concerns and misgivings are aired and dealt with in an openhearted manner. Edge dwellers are accepted for their eccentricity without judgement or social isolation. Today we judge before seeking to understand. Many of our emotions go unexpressed and are associated with shame and fear. Our emotionally phobic culture validates our tendency to squelch our emotions and perpetuates social isolation, enforcing a rigid scope of 'normalcy'.  Our frayed social fabric is marked by disconnection. [...]