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

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

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