Emotional Intelligence

How to Lead With Emotional Intelligence and Empower Others

September 21, 2021

Leadership comes naturally to many people, but most need to work at it in order to be competent, compassionate, and emotionally aware. After all, great leaders know that leadership is based on emotion: emotions are contagious, and people who know how to lead are able to build emotional connections with team members and stakeholders in...

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What is EI? How to Develop Your Emotional Intelligence

September 14, 2021

We’ve all seen them: people who stay composed and calm under pressure; people who handle unfamiliar social situations with grace and ease; the people who understand your perspective from the get-go. The reason these people are so self-assured and calm is because they have well-developed emotional intelligence. What is Emotional Intelligence (EI)? Emotional Intelligence (EI)...

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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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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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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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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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The Best Books on Emotional Intelligence

February 16, 2021

As professional coaches, we get asked about the importance of Emotional Intelligence all the time, and the short answer is: developing your emotional intelligence (EI) is incredibly important. So much has been written on this topic — in fact, a quick Google search will turn up over 180 million results! That’s why we’ve compiled a...

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EQ vs. IQ: What’s the Difference?

February 09, 2021

Wondering what the difference is between “EQ” and “IQ?” You’re not alone! EQ and IQ are terms that are often confused since they sound similar, but are in fact quite different. The “Intelligence quotient” or IQ is a measure of a person’s overall intelligence. The “emotional quotient” or EQ is a measure of an individual’s...

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The 5 Fundamentals of Resilient Small Business Leadership

December 08, 2020

The spread of COVID-19 has fundamentally changed how we live our lives. The pandemic has disrupted millions of lives, upended traditional workplaces, and forced small businesses to be more adaptive than at any time in recent memory. In the face of these challenges, leaders are concerned about how their business will be affected, and what...

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What Are the Benefits of Emotional Intelligence Certification?

October 13, 2020

Hayley Hesseln, PhD, CEC and co-founder EI Advantage tells us about how she works with emotional intelligence in academia, the workforce and through coaching.  She has a commerce degree and a doctorate degree and has worked as a university professor since 1996 in the US and Canada. Her passion is developing individuals and helping people...

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