Build Your Emotional Intelligence Muscle!

Build Your Emotional Intelligence Muscles! Emotional Intelligence skills–understanding and managing your own emotions, recognizing others’ emotions, interacting successfully with other people, and building resilience–can all be improved. Like any skill–developing a great golf swing, sketching a decent portrait, adding a killer serve to your tennis game, or learning to read Mandarin Chinese–learning Emotional Intelligence skills …

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Seven Ways to Increase Your Influence

Are you the kind of person that other people listen to in group meetings?  Do you find that your ideas are picked up and accepted or built upon by others on your team?  Does it happen often that after you have contributed an idea that someone says, “Great idea!  I’d like to see us do …

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For Leaders: Sixteen Way to Develop Empathy

Empathy, one of the competencies of emotional intelligence, is defined as the ability to be aware of, to understand and to appreciate the feelings and thoughts of others.  We expect family and friends to empathize as they listen to us.  We pay therapists to skillfully listen with empathy.  What should we expect of our leaders?   …

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