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Simple Activities to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence Skills

Posted by Bridget Beirne

April 21, 2017

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When I get frustrated or overwhelmed at work, I describe it as "my brain going fuzzy". It feels as if my gray matter is sending a message that it's officially checking out. I find it hard to concentrate. I can get stuck in an ever-expanding loop of negative mental talk, and an inability to walk away from the progress of thought. 

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Topics: Emotional Intelligence

How to Conduct Your Own Emotional Intelligence "Year in Review"

Posted by Bridget Beirne

December 3, 2016

If you've been working to develop your emotional intelligence skills, you know it's an ongoing effort. As with other soft skills, the process of improvement doesn't happen overnight. To truly improve your emotional intelligence requires not only action, but reflection.

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Topics: Emotional Intelligence

Gratitude: It's Not the Thought that Counts

Posted by Kerri Garbis

November 22, 2016

A while back, a friend from college sent me quick message via Facebook to thank me for something I did over twenty years ago. When we were in school, a close friend of his died quite unexpectedly. He desperately wanted to attend the funeral, but was obligated to the play we were working on at our University. Apparently I brought the situation to the director’s attention who, in turn, allowed him to take time off to go home for the funeral. Part of his brief note read:

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Topics: Building Relationships, Emotional Intelligence

What You're NOT Saying: Is Your Interpersonal Communication Suffering?

Posted by Kerri Garbis

October 20, 2016

kerri-garbis-1.pngThink communication, and we inevitably think of words. The words we choose, and how we use them, are incredibly important. What we say, quite obviously, holds immense power. 

But what about what we're NOT saying?

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Topics: Emotional Intelligence, Professional Communication Skills

How Emotional Reasoning Can Distort Emotional Intelligence

Posted by Bridget Beirne

October 4, 2016

Psychologist Aaron Beck was the first to work with the cognitive idea of emotional reasoning. Put very simply, emotional reasoning is when you believe the truth of a situation to be different than the evidence before you because of an experienced emotional reaction.

Here's an example:

 

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Topics: Emotional Intelligence