3 Steps to Develop Your Emotional Intelligence

3 Steps to Develop Your Emotional Intelligence

You may have been hearing a lot about emotional intelligence recently. Emotional intelligence, also known as EQ, has been defined as a type of social intelligence that involves the ability to monitor one’s own and others’ emotions, to discriminate among them, and to use the information to guide one’s thinking and actions. We’re finding that great leaders need to have…

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5 Steps You Can Take Now to Gain a Positive Perspective & Improve Your Relationships

5 Steps You Can Take Now to Gain a Positive Perspective & Improve Your Relationships

Having a positive perspective will improve your life and your relationships. It’s so simple, and yet so difficult for us at times. Positive thinking will lead to positive emotions. And people who regularly feel positive are in a way lifted on an “upward spiral” of continued growth and thriving.  So how can we shift to positive thinking? Realize that data…

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7 Communication Mistakes You Must Stop Making Now

7 Communication Mistakes You Must Stop Making Now

Effective communication is essential in every relationship. Unfortunately sometimes we make mistakes that inhibit us from clearly communication our thoughts and feelings as well as understanding the thoughts and feelings of others. Communication can make or break a relationship. So take the time to see whether you’re making any of these communication mistakes, so that you can correct it. 1.…

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An interesting way to improve relationships: Be vulnerable

An interesting way to improve relationships: Be vulnerable

Vulnerability doesn’t have a good rep. We often associate vulnerability with weakness, but interestingly enough vulnerability has been shown to be an important element of healthy relationships. Brené Brown, an expert on social connection, conducted thousands of interviews to find that vulnerability is at the center of social connection. So, being vulnerable can improve relationships. So what exactly is vulnerability?…

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