Emotional Intelligence

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    Emotional Intelligence

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    What is Emotional Intelligence?

    Test – What is Your Own Emotional Intelligence Level Now?

    Various Perspectives on Emotional Intelligence

    Also consider
    Personal
    Development

    Personal
    Productivity

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    Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize the emotions of yourself
    and others around you, manage for potential affects of your emotions on others,
    and consider all of the emotions in relations and in decision making and problem
    solving. Emotional intelligence is a critical ingredient in self-leadership
    and in leadership of others and it requires one to be self-aware and have strong
    empathy for others.

    What is Emotional Intelligence?

    © Copyright Carter McNamara,
    MBA, PhD, Authenticity Consulting, LLC

    1. There are different definitions for emotional intelligence (EI), but it
      is probably fair to generalize that it is the ability to recognize our emotions
      and then manage our responses to those emotions in a manner that enhances
      our health and relationships with others. There are some basic guidelines
      that might be useful in enhancing your own EI. Consider the following basic
      guidelines:
    2. Notice how you are feeling and be able to name the emotion, for example,
      mad, glad, sad or bad. Be careful not to get confused between your thoughts
      and feelings. Notice the difference between and then use “I feel …”
      and “I think …” statements.
    3. Notice how you judge those emotions, for example, you might believe that
      “it is scary and bad to feel angry.”
    4. Notice what situations typically evoke those emotions in you.
    5. Notice the difference between your emotions and your outward responses
      to those emotions – what others would see you do and say. Ask yourself
      how you choose to feel about something and whether your behavior is aligned
      with that choice.
    6. Realize that it is OK to have strong emotional reactions. It is what you
      do with those emotions that can be a problem for you and others.
    7. Notice how long you retain those emotions. What changes them?
    8. Notice what makes you happy and plan for those situations on a regular
      basis.
    9. Notice how you make conclusions about other peoples’ feelings. What
      are they doing or saying?

    Test – What is Your Own Emotional Intelligence
    Level?

    Take this online test to get an impression of how well-developed your emotional
    intelligence is now.

    Emotional
    Intelligence Test

    So what do you want to improve? Consider the many guidelines in the following
    articles.

    Various Perspectives on Emotional Intelligence

    Life Lessons: Emails and Emotional Intelligence
    The Value of Emotional Intelligence
    Emotional Intelligence
    (EQ)

    50 tips for improving your emotional intelligence

    Six Seconds:Emotional
    Intelligence Network

    Report
    on the Emotional Intelligence and the Internet

    Deepening Our Discipline
    A Heart Leaders Slant on Emotional Intelligence
    (EQ) in the Workplace

    Caring
    Enough to Confront

    Celebrate
    What’s Right

    The
    Egoectomy Procedure

    The
    Seven Universal Emotions

    Emotional Intelligence: Do You Have It? Part 1
    Emotional Intelligence: Do You Have It? Part 2

    Also consider
    Assertiveness
    Attitude
    Authenticity
    Awareness
    Bullying
    (Addressing)

    Burnout
    Cynicism
    Financial
    Fitness

    Job
    Satisfaction

    Motivating
    and Inspiring Yourself

    Physical
    Fitness

    Self-Confidence
    Stress
    Management

    Work-Life
    Balance

    Workaholism


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