Emotional Intelligence

5 ways to become more charismatic

Today, we’re continuing our series on communication. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be sharing insights, strategies, and tips for communicating during all kinds of circumstances: under stress, in the workplace, when delivering a presentation, and so on. The valuable content we provide will help you excel as a communicator and gain a highly coveted skill that can see you rise in both your personal and professional life.

Last time, we discussed 4 ways to help you communicate more effectively in meetings. In case you missed the post, you can read it here.

This time around, we’re going to discuss communication […]

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Put First Things First

Welcome to the third installment in our series about The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

If you missed the first installment, you can read it here. In it, we discuss the first habit in Stephen Covey’s bestselling book: being proactive. Being proactive is all about taking a self-starter’s response to life’s challenges. In other words, you take the initiative. Instead of waiting for opportunities to come to you, you step forward and create your own opportunities. The result? A powerful paradigm shift that allows you to see how much you truly have influence over in your life.

The second installment, […]

By |January 11th, 2017|Book Reviews, Development, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Mastery, Motivation, Positivity, Productivity, Purpose, Values and Behaviours|Comments Off on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Put First Things First

How to deal with a scarcity mentality in the workplace

In The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, John C. Maxwell speaks about The Law of the Mirror. This law asserts that your team will mirror your attitudes and behaviours. In other words, people do what they see, which is why your influence on your team is extremely important. The mindset you model is the mindset your team will also exude. That said, you get to set the tone for your organization.

The question is: what does that tone look like? Some leaders report that their teams seem pessimistic at times, uncooperative with each other, and negatively competitive, as if they’re […]

The 4 Skills of Emotional Intelligence, Part 4

For the past few weeks, we’ve embarked upon a series all about emotional intelligence. With each new installment, we’ve dived deep into the Mayer & Salovey model in particular, which highlights four skills that are essential to building emotional intelligence. Those skills are:

Identifying Emotions
Using Emotions
Understanding Emotions
Managing Emotions

You can read the previous installments in the series here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

 

Today, we’ll be discussing the final skill in the model, which is managing emotions.

Managing emotions is the ability to effectively and constructively manage your emotions and the emotions of others while also being able to incorporate those […]

By |April 25th, 2016|Adaptive Teams, Coaching, Communication, Development, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Mastery, Personality, Positivity, Social Support|Comments Off on The 4 Skills of Emotional Intelligence, Part 4

The 4 Skills of Emotional Intelligence, Part 3

How much do you know about emotional intelligence? Did you know, for example, that mastering emotional intelligence could work to your benefit in the workplace? Did you know that it’s a skill that can give you the advantage even in your own personal life?

As human beings, we are emotional creatures. That’s simply the nature of things. Like it or not, we are often driven by our emotions, and this holds true for those we interact with every day. It naturally follows, then, that if we come to better understand how our emotions affect us, we can become better strategists […]

By |April 12th, 2016|Coaching, Communication, Development, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Mastery, Organisational Culture, Personality, Positivity|Comments Off on The 4 Skills of Emotional Intelligence, Part 3

The 4 Skills of Emotional Intelligence, Part 2

Last week on the blog, we began a series on emotional intelligence. More and more people are becoming acquainted with this term, which you often hear tossed around at staff development seminars or human resource trainings.

But what is emotional intelligence? How does it serve us? How can we use it in day to day life? Why does better understanding emotional intelligence and using it to our advantage lead us to leave more productive and happier lives?

These are the questions we’re focusing on over the course of this new series, and as we address them, you’ll see how you can […]

By |March 24th, 2016|Coaching, Development, Emotional Intelligence, Mastery, Mindfulness, Personality, Positivity, Research|Comments Off on The 4 Skills of Emotional Intelligence, Part 2

The 4 Skills of Emotional Intelligence

Chances are you’ve heard about emotional intelligence before. It’s a big buzz word in the corporate arena, especially among those who work in or with human resource departments.

As often as we might hear the word at seminars or see it in company emails, many people might still struggle with understanding how to apply emotional intelligence to every-day life. As a result, these same people miss out on a chance to learn and thrive from their experiences, a learning curve that can truly help them evolve as leaders.

So we’re starting a new series on the blog all about emotional intelligence, […]

By |March 10th, 2016|Coaching, Development, Emotional Intelligence, Mastery, Personality|Comments Off on The 4 Skills of Emotional Intelligence

The 4 Traits of Resilient People – Adaptability

Today we offer our final installment in our series on The 4 Traits of Resilient People. You can find the previous three installments here:

Part 1: Confidence

Part 2: Purpose

Part 3: Social Support

 

The final trait we will be discussing in this series is: Adaptability.

This is perhaps what we most associate with resilient people—their ability to adapt to any situation no matter how difficult and their ability to persist in the face of the greatest odds. This is why we so admire them. It seems that nothing can bring them down. To put it simply, we admire the strength of their spirit.

This particular […]

By |February 8th, 2016|Adaptive Teams, Coaching, Emotional Intelligence, Mastery, Mindfulness, Personality, Positivity, Resilience|Comments Off on The 4 Traits of Resilient People – Adaptability

The 4 Traits of Resilient People – Social Support

This is the third installment in our ongoing series about the four traits of resilient people. It’s a fascinating topic and one that I cover at length in my upcoming book Thriving in Change (working title).

I truly believe that resilience is a skill we can’t afford to live without. Why? Simply put, when we are more resilient, we tend to be better able to handle whatever circumstances life hands us. We also tend to take better control of our immediate future. To put it another way, when we’re more resilient, we aren’t paralyzed by sudden changes and we don’t […]

By |January 23rd, 2016|Adaptive Teams, Change, Coaching, Community, Development, Emotional Intelligence, Growing Pains, Mastery, Resilience, Social Support, Teamwork|Comments Off on The 4 Traits of Resilient People – Social Support

The 4 Traits of Resilient People – Purpose

Do you know someone in your life who you’d describe as a resilient person? Or perhaps you came across a story once about an individual who displayed such resilience you couldn’t help but admire them.

In my soon-to-be released book, Thriving in Change (working title), resilience is one of the topics I discuss at length. Learning to be more resilient is absolutely essential when it comes to bouncing back from change more readily. When we are more resilient, we tend to be more resourceful with the circumstances life has dealt us and we tend to take better control of our […]