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Best of the OC Blog: Emotional Intelligence Collection

Posted by Blog Tipster
November 30, 2017
  Want to improve your overall Emotional Intelligence, but don't know quite where or how to begin? This collection of some of our favorite EI articles from the OC Blog is a great place to get started.   Simple Activities to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence "As I've learned more about EI, I've...

Simple Activities to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence Skills

Posted by Bridget Beirne
April 21, 2017
  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...

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.

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...

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

Posted by Kerri Garbis
October 20, 2016
Think 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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