I am both honored and excited to be able to share my thoughts of and experiences with emotional intelligence. As my profile states, I have had the privilege of serving in a variety of leadership positions within the Department of Defense over a 20-plus-year military career. Coupled with my terminal degree in management, with an emphasis on leadership and organizational change, I was able to use my experiential and theoretical knowledge of management and leadership principles to develop my emotional intelligence. I consider ‘building resonant relationships’ to be one of the most important leadership skills. It is about this principle and practice [building and maintaining resonant relationships], amongst the numerous others associated with emotional intelligence, that I wish to engage in dialogue with each of you.