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"Leading Your Team with Emotional Intelligence : What is Your EQ?" - Executive’s Club of Chicago New Leaders Circle Event

December 9 2010

On Thursday, December 2nd, 2010, I was able to attend the Executive's Club of Chicago New Leader's Circle Leadership Development Program "Leading Your Team with Emotional Intelligence : What is Your EQ?" While I go to 3 or 4 of these a year, mostly for the networking opportunity, this was one of those events that I really enjoyed. The event had the following presenters: Mary Lawrence Wright, Founder and CEO of Career Compass Worldwide (moderator) Susan Annunzio, President and CEO of Center for High Performance Jim Liautaud, Founder, Liautaud Graduate School of Business, University of Illinois, Chicago Patrick Venetucci, President of Global Operations, Leo Burnett Worldwide The format for these is that each presenter does a 10 minute presentation on the topic and then the moderator moderates a Q&A session. The room these are held in hold about 150 people, and people are usually ducking out right at the Q&A starts. No one got out of their chair for this one. All four of the sp

Quote of the Day - 11/28/2007

November 28 2007

Today, I attended the Chicago Executive Breakfast event of the Executive's Club of Chicago. The Chicago CEO that was featured today was V. James Marino, CEO of Alberto-Culver. He made a great comment that gets quote of the day honors: "Process can be copied, re-invented, and modified by anyone .. passion is something you can not teach ... it is inherent. Passionate people are the key to any organization."

Executives Club of Chicago - New Leaders Circle - An Evening with Bill Doyle

October 3 2007

As part of my personal goal of doing more networking and pushing myself more into the executive side of the technology world, I am attending a few new organization's events. One of them is the Executive's Club of Chicago. The ECC has a young leaders program, called the New Leaders Circle. They have 5 development events a year that focuses on topics that effect the new leader. Last night, on 10/2/2007, I attended the 2007/2008 season's first event. The event was a forum with Bill Doyle, Chairman and CEO of PotashCorp. Mr Doyle spoke about his rise from Sales Trainee to CEO inside PotashCorp. I found him to be very open, sincere, and engaging. He shared lots of good information and told a couple great stories. Below is a few of the things that stood out for me: "It is not about the destination, it is entirely about the journey" - love this quote ... Meritocracy is the only way to run a company and grow leaders - let people earn their promotions by their skills and their actions, not