Author Archives: Sigi Lange

The Deep Connection between Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness – Kim Hoogestraat

The Deep Connection between Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness

Different research has shown that mindfulness is a relevant underlying process when developing and enhancing emotional skills.

This article demonstrates some insight into the application and effectiveness of Emotional Intelligence through mindfulness practice in both personal and work life resulting in an enriched life and fulfilled career.

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The Neglected Subliminal Message

So many times I have set with senior executives that had the best of intentions and still the message they sent was not received the way they would expect or was not received at all. Although the reasons for this phenomenon vary, at it’s core there is always the same concept and that is the subliminal message.

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Leading Trust Capacity Growth – The 4 C’s

In last week’s reading about the trust triangle we found that individuals that share more are known more and therefore easier to trust. This week I will write about the other principle mentioned in the 1st module of the ICOPE program namely the 4 C’s of trust based on the book of my dear friend Jonathan Low from Singapore. 

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Leading Trust Capacity Growth – The Trust Triangle


All leaders know how important trust is. Often when I speak to leaders they indicate to me that nothing can be done before trust is built.  In the ICOPE training we learn 2 principles on Trust with the ultimate aim of gaining insight into the generation of trust in our followers.

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It’s not about you but it’s up to you!

Joseph Butler states, happiness does not consist in self-love. Still many people are told to love themselves since that is the Cornerstone of happiness. So, is happiness about you?

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