Desert Leadership Blog

Posted On: June 1, 2015 by Melissa Charles

Emotional Intelligence in Leaders - Desert Leadership - Leadership Development

EI or IQ: How about Both?   It has been nearly 20 years since Daniel Goleman’s book, “Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ”, was first published. Since then, there has been an extraordinary amount of research (over 3000 articles, according to the Harvard Business Review conducted on emotional intelligence and it is […]

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Conflict Management

Posted On: May 11, 2015 by Melissa Charles

Conflict M

While traveling this last week I started thinking about the art of Conflict Management. How can we start to achieve solutions for our work and personal life. The thing we have to remember is that conflict occurs in all relationships. If we handle it badly, it harms individuals, relationships, communities, nations and organizations. Throughout history, […]

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Leveraging Time

Posted On: February 11, 2015 by


“The key to successful time management is planning- beginning with your vision for yourself and your purpose.” There are certain accepted time paradigms, or ways of thinking about time. Physical or evolutionary linear time was first defined by Isaac Newton over 300 years ago. Nothing in nature exists to measure time; it’s just our conditioning, our […]

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Managing and Celebrating Diversity

Posted On: January 12, 2015 by

Celebrating Diversity

Managing Diversity, is an important—but often overlooked—area of high performance leadership. Companies who strive to move into the 21st century must take a new look at the way diversity is approached within their company. Managing diversity effectively requires senior management to create productive teams built of very different individuals. It’s no easy task, but it’s […]

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