How to Use Mindfulness to Improve Emotional Intelligence

Mindfulness can be thought of as bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment. It is a skill that can be developed and sharpened over time with practice, focus and repetition.

6 Ways to Manage EQ In the Age of Outrage

Some time ago a conversation on Twitter captured my attention. Unfortunately, I decided that it was one that couldn’t continue without me, so I jumped in. I asked a simple question as to why a particular "group" was being criticized on that specific day. Let’s just say that my involvement turned...

4 Ways to Improve Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is defined as an individual’s ability to sense, understand and effectively apply the power and acumen of emotions to facilitate higher levels of collaboration and productivity. Emotional intelligence is often referred to as emotional quotient (EQ) as the terms are...

Important Distinctions Between EQ and IQ

EQ and IQ are terms that are often confused and mistakenly used with each other. However, there are some very important distinctions between EQ and IQ. IQ is known as “Intelligence Quotient” and it’s a measure of a person’s relative intelligence. Emotional Quotient, also known as EQ, is the ability...

10 situations to avoid if you have low self-regulation

Self-regulation is a component of emotional intelligence and it speaks to one’s ability to manage emotions in a social setting. Someone with high emotional intelligence, specifically the art of self-regulation, is likely to succeed under pressure, to not be swayed when things don’t go their way and...

3 Steps to Eliminate the “what-if” Loop and Make Decisions Faster

We all know someone, maybe even ourselves, who finds reasons not to move forward with a task or project. This happens even when the project is something we ultimately want to accomplish. We paralyze ourselves with questions that usually start with the words “what if.” What if this happens? What if...

Why Communication is the Key to All Successful Business Interaction

Communication is the key to all successful business interaction. And, it’s not always everyone’s strong suit. Sometimes a leader may identify their communication shortfalls while other times they may not even be aware these shortfalls exist. Identifying, then improving communication can improve the...

Resistance: How to overcome the enemy that stands between you and your life’s biggest goals (Part II)

Yesterday we introduced the concept of resistance, and how anyone in any creative endeavor can be a victim to resistance in their quest to achieve their life’s biggest goals. Today we discuss how to overcome resistance and achieve everything you ever set out to achieve.

Resistance: The biggest enemy that stands between you and your life’s biggest goals (Part I)

Resistance is like a gnat. No matter how many times you swing at that little nuisance, it remains right there, in front of your nose, laughing at you. It knows it’s much smaller than you and much more vulnerable but it doesn’t care. The gnat continues to buzz in front of your face and toy with your...

Four exercises to improve self-confidence by revealing your unique talents

Have you ever sought out a new job opportunity but felt “I’m not special enough” or “I don’t have a unique skill?” One universal theme employers seek is how a candidate can add value to their current team. The truth is, we are all unique and we all have a gift to give. You might be surprised to...