7 results for tag: Emotional Intelligence


Emotional Intelligence Tips: 5 Ways To Better Manage Yourself

In my last post, I outlined five strategies to grow your self-awareness. Self-management builds on self-awareness and helps you learn how to best respond to certain emotions. Self-management is how you actively choose what you say and do in light of your self-awareness.  A high level of self-management will preclude you from getting in your own way and do things that might limit your potential. Here are five specific strategies that you can start doing today to help you manage your emotions. The authors of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 lists some of the ways in which you can increase your self-awareness. 1. Breathe Right Sounds simple, yet if ...

7 Tips for Leaders to Improve Your Self-Awareness

By now, Emotional Intelligence (EQ) needs little introduction - it's the sine qua non to your success. Here's some stats that demonstrate the power of EQ in today's marketplace. "People with the highest levels of IQ outperform those with average IQs just 20%of the time, while people with average EQs outperform those with high IQs 70% of the time." "EQ is so critical to success that it accounts for 58% of performance in all type of jobs." "The link between EQ and earnings is so direct that every point increase in EQ adds $1,300 to an annual salary." [1] Self-awareness is not simply knowing that you're a night owl or an early ...

Infographic: Emotional Intelligence, What It Means And Why It Is Important


How Does Emotional Intelligence Affect Your Career [Infographic]

The reality in our current workplace shows the disconnect between EQ and IQ. Think about the company that you currently work for. Were you primarily hired based on your cognitive skills and technical capabilities or your interpersonal capabilities, or simply people skills? The truth of the matter is pedigree and track records outlined in your resume has a lot to do with your IQ. What you may not know is that IQ is a threshold competence. You need it, but it isn’t what makes you a star performer. What truly propels you to be a star performer originates from your people and interpersonal capabilities (EQ). I wonder how many people have ...

Why Reading Tolstoy Will Raise Your Social Skills

If you want to improve your ability to read the emotions of people in your life, you may consider reading books by Tolstoy, Dosoyevsky or Faulkner or some other contemporary writers like the new Nobel laureate Alice Munro. A new study conducted by two psychologists at the New School for Social Research published their fascinating conclusions on Science. They compared the effects of reading high-quality fiction like Munro’s, popular bestsellers such as Danielle Steel romance, nonfiction science articles and no reading at all. After reading selections that represented one of these options, participants took a variety of psychological tests. ...

How Caffeine Makes You Emotionally Handicapped

Do you drink coffee on a regular basis? If so, you are probably paying around $165 dollars every year to drink caffeine. Recent research suggests that caffeine has a devastating effect in your life, particularly in your relationships. In fact, in a recent article at Forbes, Travis Bradberry, author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0, calls caffeine “the silent killer emotional intelligence.” He strongly suggests that if you would like to turbo-charge your emotional intelligence, you better start reducing your caffeine intake today. Here's Bradberry's findings you may find interesting: Most people believe that drinking caffeine ...

A Perspective on Emotional Intelligence

PERSPECTIVES ON EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE from EDI Leadership Development Program  EQ vs. IQ at Workplace: The reality in our current workplace shows, rather sharply, the disconnect between EQ and IQ. Think about the company that you currently work for. Were you primarily hired based on your cognitive skills and technical capabilities or your interpersonal capabilities, or simply people skills? The truth of the matter is pedigree and track records outlined in your resume has a lot to do with your IQ. What you may not know is that IQ is a threshold competence. You need it, but it isn’t what makes you a star performer. What truly propels you to be a ...