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

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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

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

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