Can You Show Real Business Value from Emotional Intelligence?

  “I see great power in emotional intelligence, but how can you actually create VALUE with it in a business?”  While I’ve heard variations on this question for years, I was surprised that it came up from an experienced coach working with a well-respected emotional intelligence assessment. I’ve come to see that for many people, […]

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The Case for Social Emotional Learning

What is emotional intelligence and why does it matter in education? What does current research say about “social emotional learning”? In simple terms, emotional intelligence (sometimes called “EQ”) is the ability to use emotions effectively and productively. Since the publication of the initial research in 1990, innovative schools and educational organizations have begun integrating emotional intelligence […]

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Giving Time to Your Child

I found preschool playtime was often mind-numbingly-exhausting. We’d stumble into a game like stacking up blocks and knocking them down, and the kids would want to endlessly repeat it. Again! Again! It was moderately amusing the first three times, but by the 20th… well. Here’s a great cartoon about this experience – can you relate? […]

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How to Vitalize Hiring with Emotional Intelligence

It’s tough to get the right people with the right skills in the right seats. As more organizations see the value of emotional intelligence as a key driver of performance, they’re developing methods for hiring for EQ. With the right approach this is efficient and powerful, and now very practical. The trend in the past was […]

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Reacting to Feelings – Excerpt from Whole-Hearted Parenting

To build more joy, peace and connection with our children, emotional intelligence helps us tune into our feelings and reactions. We all learn ways of reacting – as we become more skilled in noticing our automatic, recurring reactions we open the door to do something more powerful: Respond.

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