“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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In honor of #WorldRefugeeDay, Seeking Refuge is a way to practice emotional intelligence and increase empathy in a world struggling with isolation and conflict. #WeMeSyria #SeekingRefuge #StartEmpathy
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We’ve all experienced times we need refuge… and an incredible power to give refuge. It starts by seeing that we’re all in this life raft together. With compassion and emotional intelligence, we can be changemakers for a better future.
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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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To be emotionally intelligent about CHANGE, you’ve got to understand fear. Why we have it, how it affects change – and how to turn it into an ally.
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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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Is anger a default state? Is it healthy to “blow off” steam to “let it all out”? Josh Freedman says it matters how we express it, when, where, and how. He talks in this short interview on radio station “Rock 107” about how Six Seconds measures emotional intelligence.
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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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You’ve told your kid “a million times” and frustration is rising. What if there was another way to see the situation? Here’s a 90-second tip for parents to use empathy to diffuse conflict and frustration.
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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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