Emotional Intelligence: 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’re saying is true or whether they’re just being nice? How does a person know themselves, really?

We often see ourselves in the reflection of others, a mirroring of the judgments of those around us. This is called […]

Emotional Intelligence: How Do I Enhance My Self-Awareness?2023-02-02T08:43:55-05:00

Emotional Intelligence and Social Skill: How Do I Build a Supportive Communication Climate?

 

Have you noticed at work the communication climate or culture can change day to day?  When things are going well, people are warm and friendly.  When things are going poorly, people are cold and distance.  Somedays you really believe you could cut the tension with a knife.  It is a good idea to have some sure-fire strategies for maintaining […]

Emotional Intelligence and Social Skill: How Do I Build a Supportive Communication Climate?2020-06-01T07:49:49-05:00

Emotional Intelligence and Social Skill: How Do I Establish and Maintain Relationships?

 

If you are a social person, you probably say, “Good morning,” and chat briefly with coworkers, and participate fully in lively discussions in meetings.  You may have noticed experienced some turnover recently, people coming and going, and you often have to start relationships with new people.  It is important for personal and professional success to be able to establish […]

Emotional Intelligence and Social Skill: How Do I Establish and Maintain Relationships?2020-06-01T07:38:01-05:00

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

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