Emotional Intelligence is vital

What is Emotional Intelligence? What is Emotional Intelligence or EI? Why does it matter so much for modern managers and leaders? Why does it make good sense to get a handle on it? Some people get it and thrive. Some get it and for one reason or another don’t use it. Others don’t get it … Continue reading Emotional Intelligence is vital

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Uncertainty and Emotional Intelligence

In this time of uncertainty and fear, this is just a quick post here to highlight the importance of using your emotional intelligence knowledge and skills for the benefit of yourself and everyone around you. These are indeed unsettling and frightening times for many people. Everyone will experience different emotions and thoughts because everyone is … Continue reading Uncertainty and Emotional Intelligence

Happy Xmas & A Wonderful New Year

Sign With English Calligraphy Merry Christmas And A Happy 2020. Blue Christmas Tree, Snow And Lights To everyone I know and to everyone I'll meet on my journey - have a happy festive period and a wonderfully peaceful, happy and prosperous new year for 2020. Until next year - have a great one and all … Continue reading Happy Xmas & A Wonderful New Year

Gaffe Handling Brilliance

Once it is obvious to the people around you that you have made a self-created social gaffe, how do you deal with it? You can choose to get embarrassed about it, you can choose to tough it out, you can choose to make a run for it or, you can choose to handle it with … Continue reading Gaffe Handling Brilliance

Managing relationships & EI

Managing relationships with others is the fourth pillar of Emotional Intelligence or EI. Recall that emotional intelligence comprises four pillars: self-awareness, self-regulation, understanding others and managing relationships. You could check out my “Emotional Intelligence is vital” post for more insight. Do you really need other people? “No person is an island, entire of itself; every person is … Continue reading Managing relationships & EI

Understanding others & EI

Understanding others is the third pillar of emotional intelligence or EI. Recall that emotional intelligence comprises four pillars: self-awareness, self-regulation, understanding others and managing relationships. You could check out my “Emotional Intelligence is vital” post for more insight. But everyone else is just like me, aren’t they? We’re generally drawn to people who seem to … Continue reading Understanding others & EI

Self-regulation & Emotional Intelligence

What is self-regulation? Self-regulation is the second pillar of emotional intelligence or EI. Hopefully, you’ll recall that emotional intelligence comprises four pillars: self-awareness, self-regulation, understanding others and managing relationships. You could check out my “Emotional Intelligence is vital” post for more insight. Regulation, in the sense we will use it, means the control of a … Continue reading Self-regulation & Emotional Intelligence

Self-awareness & EI

What is self-awareness? Self-awareness, or awareness of self if you prefer, is the first pillar of emotional intelligence. Self-awareness really is the key to everything in Emotional Intelligence terms. Hopefully, you’ll recall that emotional intelligence comprises four pillars: self-awareness, self-regulation, understanding others and managing relationships. You could check out my “Emotional Intelligence is vital” post … Continue reading Self-awareness & EI

Late is expensive

Excuses, excuses and more excuses for being late So, you are a little late for a business meeting but it should be okay, right? It is only a few minutes and besides it was not really your fault was it? The traffic was worse than you expected, that last e-mail was important and the people … Continue reading Late is expensive

Assertiveness is what exactly?

What is assertiveness? I have mentioned assertiveness quite a few times in recent articles. What is it and why 0do you even need it? Assertiveness is one of those things everyone has likely heard about but no-one can easily define. We are often told to be more assertive but what exactly does this mean? What … Continue reading Assertiveness is what exactly?