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Influence any Situation with Relationship Management Skills

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Nov 03

Part 6: Building Emotional Intelligence with Relationship Management Skills By now, if you have followed this series on emotional intelligence (EI or EQ), we have covered the definition of EQ, how to build a practice for EQ through mindfulness, stress effects on EQ, and the first three components of EQ: self-awareness, self-management, and social awareness.  In parts one and two, several strategies were provided to help us develop a mindfulness practice and manage the stress

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Harness Your Power of Social Awareness

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Oct 01

Part 5: Developing your Emotional Intelligence through Social Awareness Have you ever found yourself walking away from a meeting or a conversation with someone only to remember that you forgot to mention something because you were so wrapped up in the conversation?  Ever walk up to someone and just know that something is off and you immediately feel compelled to ask them what’s wrong?  This is called social awareness.  In part 5, it’s all about

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Take Control with Self-Management

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Sep 14

Part 4: Developing your Emotional Intelligence through Self-Management This week the focus is on taking control of your life by managing your emotions and your actions, self-management.  I was reminded this week that to act differently we must think differently.  Thought precedes action.  When you react to your emotions, there is no telling what might come out of your mouth.  When you take a moment to pause and recognize your feelings and emotions, then you

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Take Control with Self-Awareness

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Sep 07

Part 3: Building Your Self-Awareness Would you like to be more satisfied in life?  Studies have shown that as self-awareness increases so does satisfaction with life.  Even more, in a study by TalentSmart, 83 percent of top performers, compared to just 2 percent of bottom performers, were high in self-awareness.  What does it mean to be self-aware?  How do you know when you are self-aware?  Can you tell the difference when you are self-aware and

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Stress Effects on Emotional Intelligence

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Aug 30

One recurring theme that you will see throughout my posts is that stress plays a major role in the demise of emotional intelligence (EI or EQ).  Studies have shown that stress can lead to productivity loss and physical ailments.  Another study showed that people’s perceptions, decisions, and attitudes can change based on the perceived level of stress.  Stress can also have a significant effect on your ability to think clearly and make rational decisions, ultimately

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Building a Mindfulness Practice to Develop Emotional Intelligence

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Aug 25

Building a mindfulness practice to develop emotional intelligence (EQ) is just that, practice.  Just like anything else you learn, the more you do it, the better you are at it.  Ever started something new and you started out really slow?  Then, as you did it once or twice or even a few times you became faster and faster until before long it was just easy and you didn’t even think about it anymore.  This is

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Take Control with Emotional Intelligence

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Aug 22

Part 1: Building the Foundation for Emotional Intelligence What intelligence has a greater impact on your life than IQ?  Developing emotional intelligence (EI or EQ) is one of the biggest factors that can positively impact your life, work and personal, by allowing you to take control of your life.  EQ is responsible for so much in our lives- positive and negative, and it is something we can actually develop and change, unlike human intelligence (IQ),

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Mindfulness Techniques

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Aug 08

As organizations navigate through the ever-changing global market, employees and leaders are bombarded with constant change, which in turn increases conflict and stress, internally and with others.  Scholars have discussed how this constant change and conflict can have a negative effect on the mindset or abilities of leaders and employees to cope with these situations by increasing stress.  When we get stressed, our mental capacity decreases because we are worrying about whatever it is that

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Meditation for Skin Issues

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Jul 28

  It is not hard to understand the mind-skin connection and that your skin can reflect how you feel on the inside.  For example, if you have ever been embarrassed, typically you might blush.  The same is true when we see someone attractive.  Study of the mind-skin connection has led to a new field of development called psychodermatology or psychocutaneous.  As outlined by Harvard Health Publications, psychodermatological issues typically fall into three categories: psychophysiological, secondary

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A Little Known Secret to Pain Relief

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Jul 14

The National Center for Health Statistics (2006) says chronic pain affects one-fourth of America’s population with millions more suffering from acute pain.  If you are reading this, you are most likely one of them.  Take a journey with me just for a moment, and imagine the pain in your body right now or the pain that you typically encounter throughout the day.  If you had to come up with one word to describe it, what

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