Workplace Excellence - Daniel Bobinski

"Daniel was teaching Emotional Intelligence since before it was a thing." It's true. If you want to learn EQ, this is the place to do it. I love helping people and teams be more effective.

When I was an employee, it amazed me that work teams weren’t as effective as they could be. The obvious result was lower productivity, and another casualty was morale. And so, 30 years ago I decided to make a difference. I had been coached before coaching was a thing, and it made a huge impact on me. I asked my coach to show me how to coach others (this was before coaching institutes emerged), and


Emotional Intelligence - Part II

What is the "EQ" model and how does it work?


Part 1: An easy approach to Emotional Intelligence for managers & leaders

There are some best-selling books out there on EQ - some are better than others. Some are fairly useless. What do managers & leaders REALLY need to know? Daniel discusses. 14/10/2020

Three Things You Should Know About Anger

Here's a column I wrote on anger -- feel free to pass it around. By Daniel Bobinski Most people have seen anger in the workplace. Since it’s a natural human 05/08/2020

Why You're a Bad Boss By Daniel Bobinski Ever hear the statement that people don’t quit their job, they quit their 10/07/2020

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[06/23/20]   Working on a new book, titled, "Why you suck as a boss."
Yes, really. Here's a snippet -

You suck as a boss when your employees don’t know what’s expected of them.

Have you ever met anyone who successfully passed a telepathy class? Me either. If you, the boss, don’t clearly communicate to each employee what you want from them, they won’t know. Communication is a two-way process. If you say something and another person hears it, that doesn’t mean they understand it. If your employees can’t explain back what you expect of them, then you haven’t communicated.

This isn’t a one-and-done, either. It can’t be like the wife who, after 20 years of marriage, asks her husband why he never says, “I love you,” and the husband says, “I told you once on our wedding day; if I change my mind, I’ll let you know.”

How to be better? For good performance management to occur, bosses need to connect with each direct report about once a quarter. At that meeting, discuss the high-priority job responsibilities and what results are expected. As I said, those conversations should flow both ways, and that means bosses need to listen at least as much as they talk.


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Your Wednesday Wisdom!
Chew on this for a while. It's important to understand this concept if you want to have healthy relationships and not get sucked into other people's drama. This is a major part of setting appropriate boundaries.

If you need help with this, please contact me and let's get you started on the road to healthy relationships! 208-841-0657


This one may not appear work-related at first, but it is.
What are YOUR strengths? Do you capitalize on them?
Do you know your blind spots? Do you compensate for them?
Are you benefiting from a 1:1 coaching relationship so you can maximize your talents?

Have you ever heard this one before?

"A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking because her trust is not in the branch but in her own wings."



What is DISC? This quick overview explains the model and what DISC measures

Do you know your behavioral style? What behaviors are measured? In this short video, Daniel explains how the DISC model works -- and how to recognize the four main behavioral styles.

Daniel has been a certified behavioral analyst since 2003, and he trains others in how to get certified in DISC, too. If you have any questions about DISC or if you want to take a DISC assessment, contact us here:


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Workplace Excellence | 1:1 Coaching

With today being Cyber Monday, I thought I'd announce I have 4 openings left for 1:1 coaching at HALF PRICE. First come, first served. (ps. I've been coaching for 30 yrs!) Know anyone? For personalized attention and maximum impact, there's nothing more powerful than personal coaching. Daniel Bobinski has been coaching emotional intelligence, leadership, & management skills since before EQ was even a thing. The results are so powerful, there's even a guarantee. 29/11/2019

Employers should not be fascists

NEW COLUMN ALERT - There's a trend in the workplace that's not healthy.

What's the balance between your employer's bottom line and personal freedoms?

My latest column at the NEW BOOK OF DANIEL addressees this issue ... By Daniel Bobinski A Tokyo marketing company recently enacted a great idea: Six extra days off each year if you don’t smoke. According to an article by Kelly Taylor Hayes for the FOX TV Digital Tea… 25/11/2019

Conflict Resolution 101: Minimizing Fears

Here's Conflict Resolution 101: Minimizing Fears -- my latest column for Imaging Community magazine. **** REMEMBER **** we have our Black Friday sale going on all week. I have FOUR coaching slots still open at half-price --- first come/first served. Contact me for more info. We need to recognize that fears are powerful motivators, for good or for bad. They can help us survive, but they can also prevent us from doing things or receiving things that are good for us. 22/11/2019

Workplace Excellence | 1:1 Coaching

Who's up for a free 1/2-hour coaching session?
Black Friday is a week from today, but our sale goes all week -- I have LIMITED openings for coaching at up to 54% off. First come, first served. "Test the waters" with a free 1/2-hour session. Visit For personalized attention and maximum impact, there's nothing more powerful than personal coaching. Daniel Bobinski has been coaching emotional intelligence, leadership, & management skills since before EQ was even a thing. The results are so powerful, there's even a guarantee. 20/11/2019

Workplace Excellence | Master EQ & Skyrocket Your Workplace Success

What I I told you we're planning a huge sale on all 1:1 Coaching and all Workplace Excellence courses for Black Friday? .... .... And what if I said you could contact us between now and then to get an even sweeter deal? First come, first served. >>>> Learn the critical emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills necessary to enhance your productivity, effectiveness, and profitability - guaranteed! Workplace Excellence training and courses have transformed the success of individuals, small companies, and teams for over 30 years.


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Mental health supports 09/10/2019

The power of a paradigm – gosh, I hate that word

Why do you believe what you believe?
What FORMS those beliefs? How do beliefs affect us?
You might be surprised ...
I examine this in a piece I published on LinkedIn ... By Daniel Bobinski We should all be grateful for the late Stephen Covey and his international best-selling book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. It was a book the world needed, and it’s just as relevant today as it was when it came out in 1989. 07/10/2019

Chronic inflammation removes motivation by reducing dopamine in the brain

Lots of possible causes here ... (Example: too much bromine can block iodine receptors). But still, if you are "lacking motivation," there may be a brain-chemical reason for it. Why do we feel listless when we are recovering from an illness? The answer is, apparently, that low-grade chronic inflammation interferes with the dopaminergic signaling system in the brain that motivates us to do things.


Announcing the Workplace Excellence Podcast

What do you want to learn? Teambuilding or management stuff? Leadership or emotional intelligence? If it has something to do with the workplace, we'll be talking about it. Do you have workplace questions you'd like us to address? Contact me and let me know.


Here's a little something to motivate your focus. 27/09/2019

Conflict Resolution

Free lesson on Conflict Resolution. Take the lesson on our teachable page -- with a free workbook! Or you can watch the lesson on YouTube: Either way, pass it around to your friends. The price is right. The Five Step Relationship Ladder


Emotional Intelligence training in Eastern Idaho

I'm in Eastern Idaho this week conducting training on Emotional Intelligence for supervisors, managers, and leaders. I recorded this late last night in my hotel room -- my voice has that "It was a fun but long day" sound to it!! :-)


Want an EXCELLENT workplace? Get Daniel's "10 Universal Principles of the Workplace" - click here: 11/09/2019

What Can We Learn From The Wizard of Oz?

How does the Wizard of Oz correlate to the workplace? I explain it here. It’s been about 120 years since Frank L. Baum wrote, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” and about 80 years since “The Wizard of Oz” came to life on the silver screen. The film was nominated for six Osca…



Never give up, no matter how large or embarrassing your mistakes might be along the way.



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The Daily Goalcast

Never give up on that one thing you are called to do. You can quit everything else, but press on to that one thing ...

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Speaker: Deshauna Barber at Virginia State University 02/09/2019

What It Really Means To Be An Introvert

If you're an INTROVERT you might find this article quite interesting. Between introverts & extraverts, there's actually a difference in the brain's ability to process dopamine! Read more: (PS - This material is also part of our Emotional Intelligence 101 course!) Discover what really makes someone an introvert or extrovert and find out the personality traits that actually correspond to introversion.


I just got done with a huge writing project. Edited it, then came back the next day to edit more. Then edit more the next day, and the day after that, and after that. Today I clocked out and said what authors have said for centuries: "A written work is never completed. Simply abandoned." :-) 24/08/2019

Amazon or the military: Warehouse bosses pressured 3 workers to choose

As a veteran, I know it's illegal for a company to "punish" employees because they serve in the reserves or National Guard. Adding to that, the kind of behavior described of supervisors in this article tell me that Amazon could step up its Interpersonal Skills training for its supervisors. Employees are assets, not cogs in a set of gears. The alleged actions may violate federal workplace discrimination laws. 15/08/2019

Three Benefits of Being a Lifelong Learner

Are you a lifelong learner? By Daniel Bobinski When it comes to what drives adults to learn, people tend to lean one of two ways. At one end of the spectrum are those who love to learn anything about everything. They sponge u…


I've been teaching and writing on this for decades. I'm not as blunt, but the lesson is the same. The fix comes with self -awareness, self mgmt, and relationship mgmt ... which we teach in our Workplace Excellence course & our 1:1 coaching. Learn more:


Workplace Excellence - Daniel Bobinski

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Emotional Intelligence - Part II
Part 1: An easy approach to Emotional Intelligence for managers & leaders
What is DISC? This quick overview explains the model and what DISC measures
Special offer: DISC Assessment and TWO coaching sessions for only $195
Announcing the Workplace Excellence Podcast
Emotional Intelligence training in Eastern Idaho
The Benefits of Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence 101
Emotional Intelligence is finally getting the attention it deserves!!  Someone forwarded me this video, and despite his ...
Free workshop in Boise: Intro to Emotional Intelligence
How do control my anger?
Sales person selection and emotional intelligence