Emotional Intelligence and Self-Awareness: How Do I Enhance My Self-Awareness?

I’m sure people say you’re good at your job, you’re competent, you’re smart, and you’re pretty funny.  How do you know if what they are saying is true or whether they are just being nice?  How does a person know themselves, really?

We often see ourselves in the reflection of others, a mirroring of the judgments […]

Emotional Intelligence and Self-Awareness: How Do I Enhance My Self-Awareness?2020-03-20T12:46:17-05:00

Cross-Cultural Communication: How Formal Should I Be?

You have probably noticed a difference in how informally and formally people interact with each other.

Cultures, like the United States, are sometimes called egalitarian, symmetrical, or horizontal, because we believe that humans are created equal. Interpersonal relationships follow this theme of equality. Interpersonal relationships operate on a fairly equal basis regardless […]

Cross-Cultural Communication: How Formal Should I Be?2020-03-20T12:46:22-05:00

How Does the Self-Concept Develop?

How does the self-concept develop?

One of the sources of self-concept is based upon our experiences. Think about the years you were growing up. What did you read? What did you watch on TV? What were the topics of discussion? What did you talk about? Who were your friends? What are your memories concerning your neighborhood? […]

How Does the Self-Concept Develop?2020-03-20T12:46:26-05:00

What is Professional Presence?

Most influential people exude an aura that shows they deserve attention and respect. A few simple strategies can help command positive regard.

Stay current. Stay on top of current events. To be perceived as intelligent, a person must have something intelligent to say. Read, read, read. Read trade journals, relevant newsletters, magazines and the local and […]

What is Professional Presence?2020-03-20T12:46:26-05:00

What Strategies Influence Others?

There are several strategies you can implement that influence others. Finding a copy of the mission statement or value statement would be a good start.

Use facts and data to make logical and rational presentations of ideas. Solid reasoning is persuasive.

Use flattery, create goodwill, act humbly, and be friendly long before you make a request. Friendliness […]

What Strategies Influence Others?2020-03-20T12:46:26-05:00

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