Tag: emotional intelligence

Conversations and How to Have Them

Together we discussed friendship, which was one of my favorite experiences. But recently I have noticed that friendship (or relationships in general) are built and fueled by conversations. Over the past few months I have been observing conversations. But conversations are weird. Some are like…

Homework, Frustration, and Emotional Intelligence

While having lunch the other day with a friend, the conversation moved from simply catching up on the details of our lives to deeper places. We started to talk about emotional intelligence and the role it plays in our success. To provide an example,…

Emotional Rickets

I think I have Emotional Rickets.  (Bear with me on this one.) During a recent conversation, I was explaining how certain situations cause an emotional response that is hard for me to regulate. Anger moves pretty fast, and there are times it catches me off…

Iodine on Eczema

(Image Courtesy of http://www.misopocky.com) A few weeks back, I was asked for some advice about how to address the media about a recent story where a news outlet really got the story wrong. The reporter got a hold of some facts, but out of…

The Long Hardened Road

Photo by Jon Rawlinson accessed on Wikimedia Commons While working with a group we were discussing the stress associated with their jobs.  We discussed the role of that emotional intelligence plays in dealing with that stress, and how their glass can become cloudy.  The…

How Cloudy is Your Glass?

Understanding your own emotional state is essential to your development and progress as a leader, a co-worker, or a person.  More and more the importance of emotional intelligence is identified as the difference between good/marginal leaders and great leaders.  Daniel Goleman who wrote Emotional Intelligence…

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