Compound growth EI Tip 4

What is compound growth and why should you even care? I often talk about using the "baby step" approach to achieve goals, make changes, and create new and lasting habits. I wrote a blog post on this which you can read here. There are several particularly good reasons why I recommend embracing the baby step … Continue reading Compound growth EI Tip 4

Emotional Triggers EI Tip 1

Picture the scene. You are out and about, on your own or perhaps with loved ones or friends. You are going about your day and feeling good. Seemingly out of nowhere all of this changes. Something happens or someone does something which makes you so angry you find yourself instantly raging and out of control. … Continue reading Emotional Triggers EI Tip 1

Gaffe handling brilliance

Once it's obvious to the people around you that you've made a self-created social gaffe, how do you deal with it? How do you handle that gaffe? 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 … Continue reading Gaffe handling brilliance

Self-regulation & EI

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 & EI

Emotional Intelligence is vital

Who needs Emotional Intelligence? What is Emotional Intelligence or EI? Why does it matter so much? Why does it make good sense to get a handle on it? Some people get it, and they thrive. Some get it and for one reason or another don’t use it. Others don’t get it at all and, if … Continue reading Emotional Intelligence is vital