Posts Tagged ‘emotional intelligence’

The Business Case for Emotional Intelligence 2010

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Newly updated, the 2010 Business Case for Emotional Intelligence is an in-depth analysis of current research presented in a compelling, engaging eBook — available for free download (see below).  The eBook covers…. Executive Summary: “The evidence is increasingly compelling. The measurable, learnable skills of emotional intelligence make a significant impact on organizational performance. EQ may […]

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Smarter About Feelings


An introduction to emotional intelligence for kids When I was a kid, no one taught me about feelings.   Even when I took psychology in college I still didn’t learn why sometimes I felt angry or sad or worried or happy — and that I had a choice about my feelings.  I noticed that I had […]

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New US Air Force Study: EQ to Save $190 Million

In 2007, the US Air Force began to explore the possibility of applying emotional intelligence (EI) to predict performance in training programs for pilots, air traffic controllers and pararescue jumpers (“PJs” — who’s mission is to rescue downed aircrew). The PJ program was one of their top priorities. This training program takes nearly two years […]

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Leadership Success and Emotional Intelligence in the Middle East

Abstract: The United Arab Emirates is emerging as the business capital of the Middle East. In this complex, demanding environment, to what extent do the “soft skills” of emotional intelligence matter? In a study of 418 leaders living in the region, there is a very strong relationship between emotional intelligence skills and performance outcomes. Scores […]

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Discerning our path—Emotions as an internal GPS

Despite all our technological advances, isn’t life still full of mystery?  One enigma is our emotional inconsistency.  Some days we are the essence of centeredness and calm.  Then, out of seemingly nowhere, we are quick to explode.  We may be expert at hiding our emotional eruptions.  But even if they aren’t apparent to others, we […]

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The Mystery of the Left Turn—A true story (because I can’t make this stuff up!)

I consider myself a fairly intelligent person.  Still, in some situations, my brain doesn’t work well.  I struggle with simple math calculations.  And I get lost.  A lot.  Yesterday I walked a mile in the wrong direction until I slowly understood my error.  At first, I denied the possibility.  I’ve always turned left at that […]

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Performance, People, and Pressure: 2010 Workplace Issues

Note:  The 2012 Workplace Issues Report is online here. The 2010 Workplace Issues Report captures input from 279 leaders and employees from a variety of sectors around the globe.  They said… 65% of the pressing issues are on the people side, 35% on the financial/technical side (but in 2007 it was 76/24). Even in the […]

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The Six Seconds EQ Model


The Six Seconds model turns EQ theory into practice for your personal and professional life. Emotional intelligence is the capacity to blend thinking and feeling to make optimal decisions — which is key to having a successful relationship with yourself and others. To provide a practical and simple way to learn and practice emotional intelligence, Six Seconds developed a three-part model in 1997 as a process – an action plan for using emotional intelligence in daily life.

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Emotional WHAT? Definitions and History of EQ

Updated Nov 15, 2009 Definitions and History of Emotional Intelligence It all began about 2,000 years ago when Plato wrote, “All learning has an emotional base.” Since then, scientists, educators, and philosophers have worked to prove or disprove the importance of feelings. Unfortunately, for a large part of those two millenia, common thought was, “Emotions […]

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Awareness = Intelligence?

I admit it’s a terrible habit – again sitting in a restaurant listening to the next table… but the guy was so loud I could hardly not!  Three people, “Joe” and 2 friends, Joe says he’s so glad to see them again and launches into a story.  Eventually says, “but I don’t want us to […]

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