Are we on the brink of another civil war; and how did we get here if not for poor leadership? For years experts have said that America is a powder keg waiting to explode. The two-party system no longer serves the interests of the American public. It only widens the political divide and has brought government to a halt.
The quest for health and happiness is a universal goal shared by individuals of all races, religions, creeds and cultures. Through the ages mankind has searched for an elixir capable of preserving youth and extending life. What if the answer lies inside us and what if it has been with us all this time?
Digital disruption is increasingly seen as an inevitable force that every industry leader needs to not only plan for but embrace. In this article we explore love in the context of disruptive innovation and discuss what it takes to develop and deploy a successful business model in an era of increasing complexity.
Each and every one of us who are improving our LQ are creating a ripple effect which impacts every other person we come into contact with and in this way we are able to bring the vibration of the planet closer to one of love, peace and harmony.
By raising our love quotients and inviting in more, love, kindness, and compassion, we finally have the means to feel through uncomfortable emotions, releasing them and freeing ourselves from the grip of emotional eating.
In September 2018, days before his fifty-fourth birthday Jack Ma announced his intention to retire. Ma founded and built Alibaba Group Holding Ltd into a multi-billion dollar company, one of the largest in Asia. In 2013 Ma appointed CEO, Daniel Zhang while continuing to wield significant influence as Group Executive. Ma expressed his wishes to withdraw to his first passion namely teaching and has been increasingly involved in educational philanthropy. On the 10th September 2019, one year after announcing his retirement Ma will step down.
We examine the culture of business and the reasons business is so often seen as a battle. We discuss an alternative framework for operating in the world of commerce. We also highlight the many benefits of raising one’s love quotient and applying a heart-centered approach to business.
When we develop our LQ, not only do we shift our perspective on what it means to be vulnerable we will also find that our relationship with vulnerability changes
According to the Mayo Clinic the person you report to at work is more important to your health than your family doctor. Many of us are highly invested in our businesses, careers and jobs because we care about what we do. It is therefore natural to feel stressed when things don’t go well at work or in our businesses. However, when this type of stress in ongoing and gets worse over time, the impact it has on our health and relationships can be devastating.
John Bates was the co-founder and face of a company which had raised $80 million in capital. In 2001, when the dot-com bubble burst the company’s investors backed out leaving him and his workforce unemployed and devastated. Bates felt like a failure and carried tons of guilt and shame. Shortly thereafter he contracted Stevens-Johnson disease, an autoimmune disease that nearly destroyed his life.
There is a prevalence of fight energy all around us. Many people tend to automatically step into fight mode when any type of challenge comes their way. Or they may go after problems they see in the world or life ready to take on a fight. This can be seen on all levels; among individuals, within families and communities and between countries. This way of acting originates from the most basic and instinctive part of our brains and the prevailing paradigm that we have to fight against whatever we see as an obstacle or challenge.
Why is understanding the different aspects of self-important to LQ and to love in general? The core of LQ and why LQ is so significant is that while we are generally taught the importance of loving other people, we are not really taught or encouraged to love ourselves.
Trust is a key element in business and in business relationships. For leaders in business, understanding the relationship between love and trust will help us to accelerate the power of trust in our lives and our organizations.
There are many benefits of a high LQ including improved self awareness, emotional stability and being able to manage negative emotions in a healthy and empowered way. One benefit of a healthy LQ is improved learning ability and cognitive performance. In this article we will explore IQ and how, even though most aspects of one’s IQ are fixed, there are elements of intelligence which can be improved by increasing one’s LQ.
We know that IQ is a measure of intelligence fully rooted in the mind and has, for many years, been used as a predictor of future success. EQ, which speaks to emotional intelligence, is one’s ability to understand the motivations and feelings of others and to be guided by this knowledge in our interactions with them. It is also widely believed that while IQ is set, EQ can be developed.
For centuries we have known that there is power in language. The need to connect is as old as humanity itself. Early humans communicated through sign language and documented their histories through cave paintings, sculptures and basic images. The need to name things, places, actions and emotions led to the development of first spoken and then written language. In fact, all systems from the simplest to the most complex require a codified language.
We have often heard of intelligence quotient (IQ) and emotional quotient (EQ) and are probably comfortable with these concepts since they are known entities, but what about love quotient or LQ? What if I told you that LQ is here to shake things up and in that way to push us to grow beyond IQ and even EQ?