5 Things You Need To Change To Become A High-Achieving Person

We all have goals and aspirations to do big things in life. And most of us also have ready-made excuses to defend against not achieving those lofty aspirations. Why do some people succeed where others struggle? Are certain people simply lucky or do they have specific methods that increase their...

4 Tips to Eliminate Emotional Blind Spots

It happened in an instant. My wife was on a conference call sitting next to me, and I was driving. My kids were in the back seat looking at their phones. I was in the far-left lane on Florida’s Turnpike when the semi-truck to the right of me began merging into my lane. I couldn’t speed up or slam...

3 Workplace Scenarios to Avoid if Self-Regulation is NOT Your Strong Suit

Several factors go into making up a person’s Emotional Intelligence, and self-regulation is one of the most important. Self-Regulation speaks to one’s ability to manage emotions in a social setting. Someone with a high level of self-regulation is likely to succeed under pressure and not be...

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...