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3 Self-Awareness Exercises to Build Emotional Intelligence

August 24, 2021

Many people assume that self-awareness comes naturally, but having a heightened sense of your emotional well-being can be a challenge for many of us. Luckily, with practice and training, you can learn to increase your self-awareness and knowledge, and find healthy and positive ways to reframe your thoughts, feelings, actions, and responses to others. What...

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6 Ways to Stay Calm During a Crisis: Tips for Resilience

August 17, 2021

When we think of the word “crisis” we often think of storms, floods, or economic downturns like a market crash — but when it comes to business a “crisis” can mean a number of other things. For example, dealing with an urgent product recall, having several key members of your team take sick leave or...

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How to Use EQ to Make Smarter Business Decisions

July 20, 2021

Emotional intelligence (EI) has become one of the fastest-growing topics of interest as a result of changing workplaces, the COVID-19 pandemic, and much more. However, despite being familiar with the concept of EI, most people assume that having high EI only requires them to understand themselves. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. Having high EI also...

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The Best Books About Building Resilience

July 13, 2021

If there’s anything the past year and a half has shown us, it’s that learning to cope with stress, setbacks, and challenges in life is essential to maintaining our health and well-being.  The key to these qualities is resilience.  Resilience is defined as the ability to recover quickly from setbacks and hardship. Resilience is a...

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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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