Tag archive: emotional intelligence

Thoughts about emotions …

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Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash.com

If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, 

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Emotional intelligence and the work place…

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Photo credit – pixabay.com

I recently heard a story about a young job applicant who made all sorts of demands on his potential employer. He asked about the training he would receive, the quality of the work he would get and the other employee benefits he would be awarded. As a person at entry level, with limited qualifications and no experience, his demands were viewed as somewhat arrogant and misplaced. Unfortunately, this did not win him any friends in the management team, and he seemed oblivious to his effect.

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Are you your own best friend?

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Photo credit – Annie Spratt via unsplash.com

When your friends are in trouble are you there to listen and support them? Do you do the same thing towards yourself in challenging times? Seriously – do you treat yourself like you would a friend in need?

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How to avoid burnout

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Photo credit – Milada Vigerova via unsplash.com

Burnout is not something you want to go through. Those who do though, may have been able to prevent the experience if they heeded some warning signs. The nub of the solution, is recognising the signs in yourself early. But how, if you are going through a rough time?

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Three tips to improve your empathy skills

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Photo credit – Tim Gouw via unsplash.com

Empathy is a core competency of emotional intelligence and a desirable leadership skill. But is it in-built in humans or can we learn to be empathetic?

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What emotion is that?

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Photo credit – Christopher Windus via unsplash.com

Emotional intelligence – as the name suggests, is about understanding our emotional state and being able to manage it. The first step is to recognise and name your emotions. Sounds easy, but sometimes the underlying emotion can be masked. Here are some tips to help you identify your emotional state.

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