Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

- Sir Richard Branson

Hi, I'm Cranla Warren, Ph.D., Organizational Psychologist and Vice President of Leadership Development at the Institute for Health and Human Potential (IHHP).

Welcome to my resource page. 

I am always looking to expand my knowledge about the trends, opportunities, and challenges facing people development professionals and business unit leaders so we can bring out the best in our people.

I created this page with the goal of sharing resources that can provide you with the support you need to navigate the challenges that we are all currently facing. I will be updating this page with the latest insights in people development, including articles, eBooks, and research. I will also share details of upcoming learning events at IHHP. Please click here to stay updated on the latest resources.

You can reach out to me anytime at [email protected] if you have questions, would like to share resources, or would like to further discuss anything on this page. I trust you will find value in these resources.

Very best, 



Livecasts and Webinars

Sign up for my upcoming panel discussion below. 

If you are interested in previous sessions, you can watch the replays here.


Bridging the Leadership Gap

On December 2nd, I will be moderating a panel discussion to explore how to help leaders do what's difficult and why strong leadership requires embracing new skills

By attending the livecast, you will be better equipped to: 

  • Empower leaders to better connect with their teams to create purpose, diversity of thought, and give them a voice within the organization
    • Create safety, trust, and courage to support diversity, equity and inclusion
    • Help leaders and their teams to build the resilience needed to navigate the world of work as it continues to evolve
    • Help leaders understand why they must embrace learning soft skills like emotional intelligence and how to do it effectively
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In Partnership with HRDQ: Emotional Intelligence and Mental Wellbeing

On December 8th, I will be hosting a webinar with Rhoda Lalog, founder of Urban Consciousness, to explore how HR professionals can develop the essential human skills of Emotional Intelligence to move from being reactive to proactive. 

By attending the webinar, you will learn: 

  • Steps to nurture your own mental wellbeing and build resilience amid uncertainty, fear and anxiety
    • The critical role Emotional Intelligence skills play in navigating disruption, and how you can add these skills to your toolkit now
    • How to shift your mindset from transactional to transformational so you can approach 2022 with confidence
    • How meaningful connection at work is foundational to mental wellbeing and how to develop these skills across the organization to help your employees manage their emotions and meaningfully connect
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My Thoughts

Here are some of my latest blog posts on leadership and collaboration.

Essential Human Skills for HR Professionals 

Building organizational resilience starts with HR. And the foundation of building a resilience muscle is Emotional Intelligence, starting with a level of self-awareness of one’s own strengths, triggers and needs.

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So, You Want To Become an Ally

The role of an ally is to lighten the load through presence, nonjudgement, empathy, support, and action. Here are some ways you can start making an impact.

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Emotional Intelligence in the face of COVID-19

During this time of big unknowns, emotional intelligence can be your friend; medicine to calm your brain and help you focus on making good choices when it feels like worry and panic are your only options.

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Soft Skills are the Essential Skills

There is nothing soft about not being hired, being passed over for promotions, or being fired due to an inability to collaborate effectively Let’s agree to stop calling these core, foundational skills “soft skills”.

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Curated Reading List

Here are some resources I have read recently that I believe will be helpful to you and your teams.

How to Harness the Power of Emotions in the Workplace

Emotions at work are a normal and common part of our office life. This article suggests ways we can be more in touch with our emotions at work.

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Manage your Emotional Culture

This article not only addresses the importance of emotions in building a culture at work, but also how it affects employee satisfaction, and performance results. It suggests ways of building an emotional culture that aligns with the company's or your professional goals.

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Bringing Emotions into the Workplace

Emotional intelligence is a necessary skill in todays' workplaces. This article outlines how an emotional culture of more "joy and compassion" can lead to results such as reduced burnout.

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Finding EI in a Remote Work Environment

Written by Valerie Chan, Founder and Principal of a strategic communications agency, Chan provides valuable insight on how to adapt and incorporate emotional intelligence into our "new" remote roles.

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Download the Playbook

IHHP's emotional intelligence report

2020 was a turbulent year. What trends do HR and Talent professionals need to stay ahead of? And how has the role of Emotional Intelligence shifted? We have collected the latest research on industry trends, leadership transformation, and employee needs in this free eBook.

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Stay Updated

Every month, I compile a list of organizational and people development resources to save you the time and energy you would spend learning how to best support your workforce.

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We help you harness the emotions that stand in the way of building trust, collaboration, and engagement across the organization. We function as an extension of your team, ensuring that your people build the skills of Emotional Intelligence so everyone can perform at their best even during great challenge and change.

Over the past 20 years, we built a methodology of teaching these skills with life changing results to Olympic and professional athletes, hundreds of blue chip companies, including Goldman Sachs, Intel and IBM and many  government agencies, including the US Marines and NASA. We have also, literally, written the book on pressure, with it becoming a NY Times bestseller.

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