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Giving Time to Your Child

By: Joshua Freedman on February 11, 2016 | 0 comments
I found preschool playtime was often mind-numbingly-exhausting. We’d stumble into a game like stacking up blocks and knocking them down, and the kids would want to endlessly repeat it. Again! Again! It was moderately amusing the first three times, but…

Intelligent Anger and More EQ Insights

By: Joshua Freedman on February 9, 2016 | 2 comments
[s3audio s3url="/website/Rock-107-Prospector-Freedman.mp3" responsive="on" /] Is anger a default state? Is it healthy to "blow off" steam to "let it all out"? Josh Freedman says it matters how we express it, when, where, and how. He talks in this short interview on…

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Emotional Intelligence in Policing

By: Rachel Goodman on February 4, 2016 | 4 comments
How Can Public Servants Use EQ to improve community relations? With so many conflicts between citizens and police in the news, how can emotional intelligence play a role in de-escalating tensions?Mark Bond, assistant professor at American Military University, is an…


Transforming Office Space with EQ

By: Paul Stillman on February 2, 2016 | 0 comments
Do you work in a cubicle? Or do you work in an open space surrounded by plants and sit on a hammock with your colleagues? The design of our work spaces has an effect on our happiness and productivity, but…

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How Do You Measure the Value of Emotional Intelligence?

By: Paul Stillman on February 1, 2016 | 0 comments
We all have emotional intelligence and we use it in our personal lives and at work - but how can these skills be translated to organizational performance and bottom-line value?Emotional intelligence (or EQ) simply means combining our thoughts and feelings to…

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How to Vitalize Hiring with Emotional Intelligence

By: Joshua Freedman on January 29, 2016 | 0 comments
It's tough to get the right people with the right skills in the right seats. As more organizations see the value of emotional intelligence as a key driver of performance, they're developing methods for hiring for EQ. With the right approach…

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