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How to Build Diverse and Inclusive Workplaces Using Emotional Intelligence

June 22, 2021

Modern workplaces are no longer the homogenous places they once were. These days, almost every workforce is made up of a combination of different genders, cultures, languages, and religious differences.  As a result, leaders need to take a proactive approach to build workplaces that are inclusive and supportive of the diverse perspectives and experiences employees...

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5 Ways HR Teams Can Build Emotionally Intelligent Workplaces

June 15, 2021

As an HR and People leader, you have a responsibility to create workplaces that are positive, supportive, and inclusive — but how do you do it? The first step is becoming familiar with the concept of emotional intelligence, one of the fastest-growing and most popular concepts in today’s modern workplace. What is Emotional Intelligence? Someone’s...

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Recognizing Emotions Around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

June 10, 2021

Consider the following definition from the financial dictionary: In risk management, the act or strategy of adding more investments to one’s portfolio to hedge against the investments already in it. Ideally, this reduces the risk inherent in any one investment, and increases the possibility of making a profit, or at least avoiding a loss. Financial...

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Staying Resilient in The Third Wave

June 04, 2021

No lie – this lockdown is a tough one. Not sure if it is “lockdown fatigue,” or I’ve cleaned every closet and drawer (twice, now) but I’ve been feeling “done” with the whole isolation thing.  Of course, I recognize this is my own pity party. I am grateful for my home and the special time...

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How Women in STEM Can Use Emotional Intelligence to Succeed

May 20, 2021

It’s no secret that women often struggle to succeed in STEM fields.  Not only are women less likely to enter STEM fields, but once they enter, they face challenges that often wear them down and push them out. In fact, the Center for Talent Innovation found that 52% of highly qualified women working in these...

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Beating Impostor Syndrome: Tips for Mental Health Awareness Month

May 13, 2021

The post-pandemic era will require leaders to be a lot of things, and women are ready to lead with a collaborative and democratic style. When I deliver our Leadership for Women program, I get so excited by the opportunity to watch, listen and learn from amazing women figuring out what they want to be known...

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Improve Your Emotional Intelligence With These Three Science-Backed Strategies

April 20, 2021

Emotional intelligence is a suite of “soft” but essential skills that allow us to understand our emotions, empathize with coworkers, and keep cool during stressful situations. But what can you do if your emotional skills are lacking? The good news is that emotional intelligence can be strengthened and developed through self-reflection and coaching. Emotional Intelligence:...

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The Top 10 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence

April 12, 2021

Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand, manage, and apply our emotions in positive ways. Higher emotional intelligence is what allows some people to communicate effectively, empathize with others, avoid conflict, and overcome challenges.  But what does emotional intelligence look like in everyday life? While researching our book Emotional Intelligence: Your Foundation for Success, we...

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Why is Resilience Important for Success?

March 16, 2021

When we think about the skills and training needed to be successful, we tend to think of degree and diploma programs in school, but there’s more to success than that. These days, the traits and characteristics that set successful people apart are “soft skills” like emotional intelligence, communication, the ability to work as part of...

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Four Research-Backed Strategies to Build Resilience

March 09, 2021

No matter who we are, there are times when life sends unexpected struggles our way. But learning healthy ways to cope with adversity — aka, building resilience — can help us manage our feelings in the moment, recover from setbacks more quickly, and build healthy habits to overcome future challenges. What is Resilience? Resilience is...

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