Tuesday, May 27, 2014

On Air With Ric Franzi - Critical Mass Radio Show

On May 13, 2014, I had the great opportunity to talk with Ric Franzi on air over at Critical Mass Radio Show. We discussed my latest book Ego vs. EQ and delved into the power of emotional intelligence and its dynamics in the workplace.

You can listen to the podcast of our interview right here on the blog:

Head over to hear Ric Franzi's other interviews at the Critical Mass Radio Show Series and be sure to check out www.egovseq.com for more information on emotional intelligence and how you can beat the 8 common ego traps that great leaders avoid.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A Day in the Life

I spoke at a conference in Phoenix yesterday and planned to fly to New York today with a connection in Denver.  Flight from PHX to Denver scheduled to leave at 12:30pm. We boarded, taxied to runway and then stopped due to weather in Denver. After an hour they said it would be another 90 minutes so we would go back to the airport. We deplane. We sit in the gate area for ten minutes and they announce the ground hold is released, we need to board again. We board. They close the door. Just before we push, they announce the ground hold is back on. They open the door and offer to let us deplane. Ninety minutes later we board again. We finally leave at 5:30pm. 5 hours late. I arrive in Denver and missed every possible connection to NY. So, I get rerouted through Chicago. I arrive at 12:30am and leave tomorrow morning for NY at 6am. The bonus will be if my checked suitcase actually stays with me. Note to self: always pick the direct flight. 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Emily Slivka Joins Penumbra Group Inc.

At Penumbra Group Inc., we are so excited to announce the addition of Emily Slivka to our team! Emily is joining us as a full-time Professional Development Administrator after a previous semester interning with us.

Originally from Bedford, New Hampshire, Emily is a recent graduate of High Point University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Relations. Emily was active on campus during her studies, working for the university as an admissions ambassador and learning firsthand what emotional intelligence looks like in higher education. Drawing on her experience as a marketing intern for the American Red Cross and a public relations intern with La Belle Winery, Emily will be enhancing the client experience at Penumbra with her charismatic persona and professional manner.

In March, I had the pleasure of speaking at Emily's alma mater.

 Welcome to the team, Emily!

Monday, May 5, 2014

SHRM Talent Management Conference & Exposition

Just this past month, I had the great pleasure of speaking at the 2014 SHRM Talent Management Conference & Exposition in Nashville, Tenn. hosted by the Society for HR Management. I spoke at last year’s conference and it was wonderful to return and be surrounded by so many interested participants again. There was a great turnout at our session, with over 300 people in attendance, and I loved interacting with our engaged audience through Twitter using the hashtag #SHRMtalent. A special shout-out to @JackiKintz and @GAParker01 for the great feedback – and thank you to everyone who attended and participated!
One major highlight of this conference was getting the opportunity to see Marcus Buckingham, best-selling author of “First, Break All the Rules” and founder of TMBC, the world’s most effective strengths-based leadership solutions. It was great to hear him speak on employee engagement and innovative talent management solutions.