How Emotional Intelligence Can Make You a Better Leader

Talk of emotional intelligence, or EQ, and its importance for business success has been around for years, but some leaders still think it is touchy-feely nonsense. The problem with this train of thought? Nothing could be further from the truth. EQ can actually make or break a person’s career, and that means every leader needs to[…]

Five Effective Ways to Foster a Culture of Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

Intelligence has a new dimension in contemporary times. Intellect is no longer limited to academic excellence and business acumen. Today, to be successful, you also need emotional intelligence along with IQ. In fact, in the times to come, emotional intelligence will be an essential prerequisite for employees and employers. EQ’s idea in the workplace has[…]

Reasons Why Alone Time Is So Important

How Important Is Alone Time for Mental Health?   People tend to be social creatures, and research has shown that social connections are vital for both emotional and physical well-being. However, alone time also plays a pivotal role in mental health. Being around other people comes with rewards, but it also creates stress. You worry about[…]

Words and Phrases to Avoid in a Difficult Conversation

Difficult conversations are difficult for a reason, and when you’re anxious or stressed out, it’s easy to say the wrong thing. And it doesn’t matter how prepared you are. Your best laid plans will go to waste if you offend or anger the other person.   Over twenty years of teaching and research, which I[…]

How to Become the Boss of Your Emotions

The ability to experience and express emotions is more important than you might realize. As the felt response to a given situation, emotions play a key part in your reactions. When you’re in tune with them, you have access to important knowledge that helps with:   decision-making relationship success day-to-day interactions self-care While emotions can have[…]

Should Emotions be Taught in Schools?

    Our unresolved, unacknowledged feelings can lead us into anxiety, arguments and worse. Some educators believe it’s time to give our kids emotional instruction along with their ABCs. Who taught you how to identify and manage your emotions, how to recognize them when they arose and navigate your way through them? For many adults,[…]

Laughter May Be Effective Medicine for These Trying Times

Doctors, nurses and therapists have a prescription for helping all of us to get through these difficult times: Try a little laughter.   Some enlightened doctors, nurses and therapists have a prescription for helping all of us to get through this seemingly never-ending pandemic: Try a little laughter.   Humor is not just a distraction[…]

Developing Emotional Awareness: What We Can Learn from Children’s Instincts

When Kenneth Hill’s study on wilderness survival rates first came out, his discovery shocked people: Children aged six and under consistently survived more effectively than even trained demographics like experienced hunters, fit hikers, former members of the military, and skilled sailors.   How is this possible? Laurence Gonzales breaks down what children do differently from[…]