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The Emotion Roadmap: How to improve your relationship with a supervisor or manager

From Chuck Wolfe | Part of the The Emotion Roadmap: Take the Wheel & Control How You Feel series | 20:00

Want to know why smart people get stuck? It is almost always because of emotional issues or challenges in them, or in someone, or some group, they are dealing with? Are you emotionally stuck? Do you know someone who is? Would you like to get yourself, or them, unstuck? Listen to my weekly radio show “The Emotion Roadmap: Take the Wheel and Control How You Feel” on WPKN, 89.5 FM in Bridgeport, CT or streaming at wpkn.org every Wednesday, Noon to 1 PM ET.

Chuck_and_daphne_small This 20 minute piece is all about the show, how the Emotion Roadmap works, a case study about how to get along at work, some music about feelings, and an invitation to listen regularly. If you listen and like the show, please comment so we that we can reach more people and help the world to be a better place, a more emotionally intelligent place!

Inspiring Leadership - A conversation with John Caparella

From Chuck Wolfe | Part of the The Emotion Roadmap: Take the Wheel & Control How You Feel series | 56:41

I interviewed John Caparella, President of the award winning Venetian and Palazzo Resorts and the Sands Expo and Convention center in Las Vegas. John is also an award winner, and one of the most respected and experienced executives in the hotel industry. He is also a friend and one of the best leaders I have ever worked with. John is an emotionally intelligent, inspiring leader.

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In my management consulting practice I have found organizations often have similar challenges, such as changing a culture, engaging employees, managing talent, developing new leaders, creating new growth, and managing expenses, while at the same time exceeding customer expectations. 

I prepared a series of questions that address these types of challenges and shared them with John Caparella. His experience, knowledge and intuition have led people to view him as a very practical, emotionally intelligent leader.
 I am sure you will find John's answers to be brilliant and engaging, and the information discussed very meaningful and valuable.

If after listening you have an interest in attending my public workshop The Emotionally Intelligent Leader 
email me at cjwolfe@cjwolfe.com.

Dan Goleman and Chuck Wolfe Discuss What Makes Coaching Work

From Chuck Wolfe | Part of the The Emotion Roadmap: Take the Wheel & Control How You Feel series | 04:59

Short segment discussing key aspects of coaching leaders and other individuals. Dan discusses the philosophy and theory behind coaching and Chuck talks about the practical application of his work to a Division 1 Basketball Team.

Head_shot_2013_chuck_and_john_small Short segment discussing key aspects of coaching leaders and other individuals. Dan discusses the philosophy and theory behind coaching and Chuck talks about the practical application of his work to a Division 1 Basketball Team.

Yale President Peter Salovey Talks about Emotional Intelligence and the Emotion Roadmap

From Chuck Wolfe | Part of the The Emotion Roadmap: Take the Wheel & Control How You Feel series | 12:32

Peter Salovey and his colleagues share their insights regarding the history of emotional intelligence and the practical applications contributed by Chuck Wolfe. This is an excerpt of an earlier interview.

Wolfe_ei_picture_for_web__2__small Yale President Peter Salovey, University of New Hampshire Professor of Psychology Jack Mayer, and David Caruso, also affiliated with Yale, discuss the history of emotional intelligence and their collaboration with Chuck Wolfe. This interview is an excerpt and is 12 minutes long. The full interview is 53 minutes.

Emotional Relationships at Work and at Home

From Chuck Wolfe | Part of the The Emotion Roadmap: Take the Wheel & Control How You Feel series | 21:38

Two callers, Rich and Cathy, with challenging situations. Rich is dealing with passive aggressive behavior at work and Kathy is dealing with dysfunctional relatives of her husband. The Emotion Roadmap, applied to both situations, helps them come up with effective strategies for moving forward.

Wolf_logo_2015b_small If you are wondering about the Emotion Roadmap and how it works, two callers, Rich with a challenging situation at work, and Cathy with a challenging situation at home, provide interesting and engaging examples of the application of the Emotion Roadmap. The Emotion Roadmap begins with understanding how people are feeling, then asks what would be ideal to feel, and then considers strategies to move from existing feelings to more helpful, ideal feelings. 

Helping callers with unemployment, perfectionism, procrastination, retirement

From Chuck Wolfe | Part of the The Emotion Roadmap: Take the Wheel & Control How You Feel series | 52:48

Quick moving show dealing with four callers all with clear needs and wanting help. The show has some humor and practical tips along with helping people to use the Emotion Roadmap.

Chuck_in_orlando_png2_small Solutions come by helping them understand and deal with their feelings in proactive, productive ways.

Hispanic Heritage and Emotional Intelligence

From Chuck Wolfe | Part of the The Emotion Roadmap: Take the Wheel & Control How You Feel series | 28:13

In honoring Hispanic Heritage on my radio show I interviewed a Hispanic leader who I highly respect and who I have worked closely with, Rafael Pinzas. We talked about his work in leading others from countries all across Central and South America. Rafael shares a lot about what he has learned about the Emotion Roadmap and how he has applied it to his leadership.

Chuck_in_orlando_png_small In one example of what he has learned Rafael says: "Chuck I learned from you there are two ways to enter a room. One is to go through the door and the other is to use a hammer and and break down the brick wall. And if I use the hammer, then there are a lot of bricks to clean up once I am in the room."

Performance Evaluations are Better when We Use the Emotion Roadmap

From Chuck Wolfe | Part of the The Emotion Roadmap: Take the Wheel & Control How You Feel series | 54:01

Worried about an upcoming conversation about your performance? Are you a leader who has a number of performance evaluation discussions in the next few months? Over the years I have helped countless leaders improve how they handle conversations about performance.

Chuck_in_orlando_png3_small  If you want to have better, more effective discussions listen for tips on how to use emotional intelligence. In this radio show I incorporate the idea that performance discussions have three parts. These include a beginning where you set the tone, a middle where you discuss what is working well and what may need to change, and at the end when you end the discussion. How you want to feel at each step of the way is really important to consider. You can actually plan emotionally how you and the other person feel throughout the discussion. I tell you how in this radio show.

Emotion Revolution in the Workplace - Andrew Faas and Yale Center for EI

From Chuck Wolfe | Part of the The Emotion Roadmap: Take the Wheel & Control How You Feel series | 49:16

Andrew Faas has a new book and a new alliance. The book is "From Bully to Bull's-Eye: Move Your Organization Out of the Line of Fire" and the alliance is with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. The alliance is a project to change the way organizations operate, to make the world of work a better place.

Cjw_pic5_small The interview with Andrew is about companies that bully and the resulting cost to individuals and to organizations. Andrew is a very successful businessman, philanthropist who has created the Faas Foundation, an organization dedicated to creating psychologically safe workplaces. We discuss organizations that he says bully on a system wide level such as Wells Fargo, Amazon, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. We also discuss best practices for profitability and psychological safety. Last we talk about his work with Yale to create an "Emotion Revolution in the Workplace." I am working with them to help create data about how people are feeling at work and if you are interested fill out the survey on my website at https://www.emotionroadmap.com/current-workshops-and-events.

The Emotion Roadmap and a Scottish Woman Who Learned to Control Her Anger

From Chuck Wolfe | Part of the The Emotion Roadmap: Take the Wheel & Control How You Feel series | 54:40

This show explains the science behind the Emotion Roadmap and the steps in making it work. I use an example of an interview with a Scottish woman who called in to ask for help with anger management.

Learn_how_to_compete_effectively_small  To demonstrate how the Emotion Roadmap is applied I take a phone call that I received and handled in another show. I stop the conversation at different points to illustrate how the Emotion Roadmap can be used to help an individual learn how to have more emotional control, specifically as it relates to anger.

Burning Out and Feeling Overwhelmed - The Emotion Roadmap can Help

From Chuck Wolfe | Part of the The Emotion Roadmap: Take the Wheel & Control How You Feel series | 55:00

Burn out and feeling overwhelmed seem to be on the rise again. Becoming more emotionally intelligent can help. Expert Cary Cherniss and a caller to the show provide helpful insights for regaining a sense of calm and happiness.

Feeling_the_tension_small A study by Queendom demonstrates the linkage among emotional intelligence traits and mental health. A conversation with Dr. Cary Cherniss, an internationally recognized expert in emotional intelligence offers an excellent overview of the field and he shares his expertise regarding burnout. And finally a caller who is feeling overwhelmed finds the Emotion Roadmap to be very helpful in creating a plan to to become more calm and happy.

An Inspirational Story of a Friend and Colleague who Overcame Racism and Low Expectations

From Chuck Wolfe | Part of the The Emotion Roadmap: Take the Wheel & Control How You Feel series | 39:01

Lenzy R. Wallace Jr., PH.D., an African American, has had three successful careers, succeeding despite the odds. At 90 years old and actively retired, he hopes his story will inspire people struggling to overcome racism and low expectations in the quest of their dreams. Learn about his award winning book "From No to On".

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Dr. Wallace, a WWIl Navy vet, joined the service in 1944. When discharged he had great aspirations but dropped out of college when he ran out of GI Bill. He began raising a family, working low paying jobs, then taking 15 years to achieve his bachelors degree part-time. This was followed by a masters and PH.D. later in life.  He shares his story of challenge and ultimate victory, enjoying three careers as a music educator, a corporate management trainer, and Associate Dean in academia. He hopes his story inspires others to overcome whatever challenges they face with faith and persistence.

Successful Leadership Coaches Influence Clients' Emotions, Thoughts, and Behaviors

From Chuck Wolfe | Part of the The Emotion Roadmap: Take the Wheel & Control How You Feel series | 45:01

Learn how the Emotion Roadmap helps leaders and others to get changes in behavior.

Chuck_speaking_small Hear how one client used the Emotion Roadmap to save her company over $20,000. Also learn how emotions influence thoughts and thoughts influence behavior. Finally we close the show with a conversation with a woman about why so many men don't see the need to live in a clean home. Fun conversation.

Controlling feelings can lead to improved self talk and help with unresolved issues

From Chuck Wolfe | Part of the The Emotion Roadmap: Take the Wheel & Control How You Feel series | 54:23

1. Aging parents, unresolved issues, 2. Dream your Dreams as though you will live forever, treat each day as though it could be your last, and 3. Changing your self-talk to be a better you.

Women_recovering_from_surgery_small The Emotion Roadmap is an innovative approach to taking control over your feelings. In this show I talk with three people: Joan who is caring for her aging Mother with whom she has unresolved issues, Dave who shares the wisdom he learned from his Grandmother who was 104 when she passed away, and Jake who struggles with self-doubt and learns how changing what is going on inside his own head can help him to cope and to feel more confident.

Caring for and about People Who Seem Different

From Chuck Wolfe | Part of the The Emotion Roadmap: Take the Wheel & Control How You Feel series | 51:29

Build bridges to those who seem different. Topics include black history month, the Patriots Super Bowl loss, and challenges with family and friend relationships.

Patriots_head_shot_octoer_2017_small I talk about the "other" and introduce the idea that we often focus on how others are different than us and identify with those most like us. How can we learn to see all the ways in which all of us are similar. We focus some on black history month, on the New England Patriots Super Bowl loss, and some callers share challenges with family and friends. All this is done by framing the conversation in ways that help each of us to be more emotionally intelligent, and more emotionally mature. As a fan of the Patriots I share a story about a family we have been friends with for over 30 years who adore the Philadelphia Eagles. This family has never seen the Eagles win a championship until this year. So even in our loss as Patriots fans, I celebrated the victory of my friends. There is also a conversation with a caller where I agree that a family member who hurts our children should not necessarily be forgiven. Tough lesson but real.

Emotion Revolution in the Workplace

From Chuck Wolfe | Part of the The Emotion Roadmap: Take the Wheel & Control How You Feel series | 54:21

Conversation with Andrew Faas about his work to change the way we all relate to one another. Andrew has an alliance with the Center for Emotional Intelligence at Yale University to create an Emotion Revolution in the Workplace. The interview has lessons learned about leadership, organization culture, and the role emotional intelligence can play in creating more positive workplaces and communities.

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Peter Drucker is reported to have said that culture will eat strategy for breakfast every time. Andrew Faas has discovered that safe, productive, inspiring workplaces arise as a result of trust, clarity of purpose for the organization and each person in it, and efficacy - the idea that we have the ability to produce a desired result. He and I also discuss the importance and role of each person's immediate supervisor at every level of organization. The key variable impacting people's experience in the workplace is the feelings they have about the person he or she reports to in the organization. Even in toxic workplace cultures individual leaders can make life tolerable to the people who report to them. Tune in to understand and learn more about the Emotion Revolution.

Concerns about legalizing marijuana? Use revenue to support social and emotional learning

From Chuck Wolfe | Part of the The Emotion Roadmap: Take the Wheel & Control How You Feel series | 52:25

Children who experience social and emotional learning (SEL) in schools are less likely to drink alcohol, take drugs, or smoke. On the plus side they are often better students, more welcoming of diversity, and are more active in caring for others. When we legalize marijuana for recreational use if we target the dollars to support we will actually see a decrease in drug consumption and an increase in self-esteem.

Import_030_small Children who experience social and emotional learning (SEL) in schools are less likely to drink alcohol, take drugs, or smoke. On the plus side they are often better students, more welcoming of diversity, and are more active in caring for others. When we legalize marijuana for recreational use if we target the dollars to support we will actually see a decrease in drug consumption and an increase in self-esteem.