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Emotional Intelligence and Empathy: How Does Perception Checking Help?

 

If you have a diverse team at work with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, it is sometimes a struggle to understand what people mean by what they say.  Be the person that helps everybody understand each other better.

Feelings are internal reactions, and we can tell what people are feeling only from what they tell us, and from their overt […]

Emotional Intelligence and Empathy: How Does Perception Checking Help?2020-04-28T08:23:33-05:00

Emotional Intelligence and Empathy: What’s the Difference Between Empathy and Sympathy?

 

I’m at that age now, where I see my friends more often at their parents’ funerals, than at other social events.  I’m filled with many mixed emotions.  It’s confusing.  I’m not sure if I feel sorrow or if I feel sorry for them.  I go to the store and pick up a sympathy card, but I don’t see empathy […]

Emotional Intelligence and Empathy: What’s the Difference Between Empathy and Sympathy?2020-04-28T08:10:25-05:00

Emotional Intelligence and Motivation: How Do I Determine What Motivates Me?

 

You have probably listened to many motivational programs and motivational speakers over the years, yet you can lose your motivational mojo and feel flat somedays.  I suggest you go back and really consider some of the philosophies concerning motivation.

Review Abraham Maslow’s five human needs:  Physiological needs (needs for oxygen, water, food, physical health, and comfort), Safety needs (to be […]

Emotional Intelligence and Motivation: How Do I Determine What Motivates Me?2020-05-11T09:21:50-05:00

Emotional Intelligence and Motivation: What Are the Behaviors of the Self-Motivated?

 

You work hard, you try to manage time effectively, you focus and try to listen closely.  It can be tiring.  Sometimes it’s hard to stay motivated.

Let’s consider the behaviors of the self-motivated, so you can keep moving forward, even when the wind is in your face.

Self-motivated people respond constructively to failures, setbacks, problems, and disappointments.  They break tasks and […]

Emotional Intelligence and Motivation: What Are the Behaviors of the Self-Motivated?2020-05-11T09:22:23-05:00

Emotional Intelligence and Self-Regulation: How Do I Deal with Negative Emotions?

 

We all have known people over the years that have short fuses, hot-tempers, and bad moods.  All of us get glum, get frustrated, and get down.  We need strategies to overcome these negative emotions.

Being aware of your feelings is an important and somewhat difficult task.  Many of us were taught to hide our feelings or to minimize or pretend […]

Emotional Intelligence and Self-Regulation: How Do I Deal with Negative Emotions?2020-03-20T12:46:08-05:00
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