10 Emotionally Intelligent Ways to Guarantee Success

10 Emotionally Intelligent Ways to Guarantee Success

I just read a wonderful article on Inc by Geoffrey James that  reinforces that success is based on the quality of our relationships, the emotions we experience each day and what we focus on.  Here is a summary of the 10 questions that the author recommends we ask ourselves at the end of each day to […]

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One in Four Workers Are Depressed

One in Four Workers Are Depressed

  Disturbing findings from the 2011 Global Mindset Index shows that: one in four employees (23%) worldwide identifies with five or more of the key factors in depression (as outlined by the World Health Organisation) only 12% of the global workforce expressed feeling generally optimistic only 14% of respondents said they felt inspired by their […]

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Study shows Managers prefer EQ over IQ

Study shows Managers prefer EQ over IQ

A new US study has found hiring managers believe emotional intelligence is more important than a candidate’s IQ, HR Communication reports. The CareerBuilder study of 2,600 managers found 71 per cent of respondents stressed the importance of emotional fortitude – the ability to control emotions and manage relationships. The researchers also found 75 per cent of managers […]

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A Prime Minister’s Noble Goal…

A Prime Minister’s Noble Goal…

I read an article this weekend that described Bhutan (a tiny Himalayan country) as the Happiest Place on Earth. I was intrigued and wanted to know more and I went searching.  I found that Bhutan measures its wealth in terms of Gross National Happiness (or GNH) rather than Gross Domestic Product (or GDP). This means […]

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Are EQ Matters School Matters?

Are EQ Matters School Matters?

Reece (age, 6) and I were playing the game “I spy”. You know the one.  I spy with my little eye something beginning with… “Your turn,” he says. M: I spy with my little eye something beginning with “P”. R:  (Pausing for a moment). I know. It’s paper isn’t it? M: Good try.  Not quite […]

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Is multi-tasking killing productivity?

Is multi-tasking killing productivity?

It was 8.00am.  My task was to write a proposal for a 2 day leadership program.  It would take me no more than 45 minutes and then I could return to a weekend with my family (or so I thought). By 10.30am I had responded to 12 emails, donated money to a team charity day, […]

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