Unconventional Guides

  Hi All, Here’s a list of Chris Guillebeau’s products at Unconventional Guides.  They’re all great!     After reading one of his guides to “travel hacking”, I earned 180,000+ frequent flyer miles in just 6 months — and bumped myself up to Premier Elite status!       If…

On-site hunt (virtual): Clue Trek Mini

Need a quick meeting energy boost, or perhaps a fun, impactful way to boost familiarity and camaraderie during your lunch or cocktail hour?  During your Mini-Trek, we come to you VIRTUALLY, transforming your meeting space into an interactive experience!  Great for inclement weather, with take-away lessons you can use immediately…

Big Hero 6 and the Heroes Quest

In my last blog (The “Quest” for Success), I explored the concept of the “quest” and how it relates to both the Indiana Jones films of the 80s as well as the workplace of today. Since them, my fascination with the quest model has further deepened upon encountering my friend, Gail Whipple’s, brilliant take on the hero’s journey, what she calls the “Heroes Circle”. According to Gail’s model, a hero typically goes through five stages on the course of a quest, namely:

Emotional Intelligence in Relationships, part 2

In my last article, I talked about boosting one’s emotional intelligence. To do this, you need to concentrate on three specific disciplines:

  • Awareness of Emotions
  • Expression of Emotions
  • Managing/Controlling Your Emotions

Let’s break these categories down a bit further.

Awareness of Emotions: Have you ever asked a teenager, “What are you feeling right now?” only to have him respond, “I dunno”. Unless that kid is remarkably ahead of the self-awareness curve, he probably possesses a relatively low level of emotional intelligence. Not that this would be surprising, of course: most teenagers, in general, are struggling simply to understand themselves and the world around them. But what about adults? What’s our excuse? Alas, many “grown ups” are little more than teenagers in grown-up clothing.