Why Should a Leader Develop Emotional Intelligence?

When parents are confronted with a crisis regarding their children, they often bring their adolescents to psychotherapists to be “fixed”. If the facilitator is experienced, the adults are confronted with the need to do some family of origin work in order to look at the unconscious reality driving the dysfunction. Organizations work the same way, [...]

By | April 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is Authentic Leadership?

An authentic leader’s style refers to a personal way of being. Landy and Conte describe the authentic leader as “genuine” and as a good “listener” (p. 567). This is congruent with most references (styles, models, and theories) to authentic leaders as being self-aware and other-aware. Bernard Bass (2008) reports, “Herb Kelleher, the highly rated CEO [...]

By | March 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Power and Transformational Leadership

Bernard Bass in his Handbook of Leadership defines social power as “the force less power underlying social exchanges in which the dependent person in the exchange relationship has and the person with more power is able to obtain compliance with his or her wishes” (p. 263). This is more of a definition of control than [...]

By | January 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Authentic Leadership

Traits are based on individual differences between people. Considerable research exists related to leadership traits. This blog post will focus on traits that correlate to successful authentic leadership in the areas of emotional intelligence (EI), creativity, and confidence. In a study of executive leaders of major organizational change initiatives, Petran (2008) discovered that emotional intelligence [...]

By | December 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Understanding Transformational Leadership Theory

Transformational leadership theory is accepted in academia as legitimate due to sufficient research data. Bass (1994) distinguishes four factors that characterize this theory including: idealized influence, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation, and individualized consideration. Transformational leaders integrate creative insight, persistence and energy, intuition and sensitivity to the needs of others to "forge the strategy culture alloy" [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Donald Trump’s Popularity is a Healthy Sign for the Direction of Leadership in America

It is almost impossible to be vulnerable and transparent as a public leader in our culture. That is why Clinton remained wooden and completely absent from her body during the election. If she showed emotion, she may well have been torn to shreds. See Smith, Brescoll, & Thomas (2016) on the extra challenge women have to face [...]

By | December 7th, 2016|news|0 Comments

Characteristics of Transformational Leadership and Authentic Leadership

This post compares the leadership approaches of Stan Goss, an executive coach, international speaker, and long-time mentor of this writer, and Mohandas Gandhi, the political and spiritual leader. Both men have modeled attributes that are characteristic of transformational leadership and authentic leadership styles. The 8-step approach of Advanced Change Theory (ACT), presented by Robert Quinn [...]

By | November 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Upcoming Vulnerability Event at Infinite Recovery Healing Arts Center

Wednesday, Nov 16th 11:30 – Networking/Lunch Location:  Infinite Recovery Healing Arts Center 7517 Cameron Rd #118, Austin, Texas 78752 Lunch provided by Rosemary Reed from Driftwood Recovery Please RSVP to rreed@driftwoodrecovery.com Topic: “Vulnerability as a Strength” Leading with Authenticity By Dr. Bob Beare This presentation outlines Dr. Beare’s research on the inspirational qualities of vulnerability in leadership and healing. [...]

By | November 11th, 2016|news|0 Comments

Why Be Vulnerable

Dr. Brene Brown defines vulnerability as emotional exposure, uncertainty, and risk. Being open emotionally means to have awareness of our own emotions, which seems kind of simple or easy, but in reality most of us seldom are conscious of our fear, anger, and sadness unless it completely overwhelms us. Uncertainty is the choice to acknowledge [...]

By | October 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments