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? 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 good grace … Continue reading Gaffe Handling Brilliance

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

Emotional Intelligence is vital

What is 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