Practicing Emotional Intelligence, with Patrick Tannous and John Barnes

In this week’s episode of Flourishing Together, Junto’s founder Raman Chadha sits down with JuntoAlumnus Patrick Tannous, Co-Founder and President of Tiesta Tea, and JuntoMentor John Barnes, Chief Technology Officer at Infutor Data Solutions, on how self-management, discipline and repetition build habits to strengthen the practice of emotional intelligence.   

  • [02:07] Conversation with JuntoAlumnus Patrick Tannous, President and Co-Founder of Tiesta Tea

    • [02:46] First recollection of leadership

    • [05:03] Being a ‘gatherer of people’

    • [05:47] What about emotional intelligence resonates

    • [08:42] Daily practice for developing emotional intelligence

    • [10:44] Becoming a better listener

    • [12:51] Experience on both sides of mentorship

    • [15:28] Approach to personal and professional growth

    • [17:53] What it means to have self-management

    • [19:52] Closing with a round of appreciations  

  • [22:36] Conversation with JuntoMentor John Barnes, CTO of Infutor Data Solutions

    • [24:04] First recollection of leadership

    • [26:42] Path to becoming the leader he is today

    • [30:02] Lessons learned about mentorship

    • [33:20] Learning and practicing emotional intelligence

    • [35:18] The Venn diagram of roles in life

    • [41:43] Closing with a round of appreciations

  • [43:33] Raman’s closing reflections

The Junto Institute runs a structured, designed Apprenticeship Program that is built on deep mentorship, emotional intelligence training, and teams learning together. Originating in 2012 in Chicago, IL, over 30 companies have graduated from Junto’s Apprenticeship program.

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