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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Eight Ways to Improve Your Self-Awareness

Self-awareness is the foundational building block of Emotional Intelligence.  The first step in enhancing or building your overall Emotional Intelligence is achieving a healthy level of self-awareness—which is the ability to identify emotions in the self and to perceive the impact you have on others at home, in the workplace, within the local community, and …

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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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Do You Have A Professional Bully in Your Organization?

If you are in a law firm, this person may bring in the most lucrative accounts.  If you work in a hospital or clinic, this may be a surgeon who brings a lot of high cost cases to your operating rooms.  If you are in insurance or financial services, this person may be super productive …

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