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Here's a nice, short summary of the importance of accepting and understanding our body's natural, message-carrying emotions!
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Any situation, no matter how bad it might appear at first, can be remedied with the right conversation. So being a master of that right conversation is an invaluable skill to have. Without it, you find yourself alienating advocates and burning bridges.
3 Great Questions (and essential EQ skills):"Thank You..." -- gratitude
"I'm sorry..." -- humility, single biggest barrier to relationships(!)"Why?" -- curiosityThe right conversation will take very little time, cost you nothing (except some courage) and could very well transform your life!
Dr Wayne Dyer explains the energy behind our thoughts. All thoughts radiate energy, the stronger the thought the more energy it will have.
Brain scans find that the two modes are mutually exclusive. Logic and emotion tend to be considered as polar opposites. When feelings go up, logic goes down, so we'd better understand our feelings, and the effects they have on our decisions, actions, behaviours and lives!
Articles on Anger, from an EQ perspective!Anger is the #1 most misunderstood, and disrespected, of our feelings. Learn what you can, as Anger can also change your life, for the better!
Great stuff!!Importance of Emotions for:- Survival
- Decision Making
- Predicting Behavior
- Boundary Setting
Is a bad mood contagious? --Michael Lenneville, Washington, D.C. Studies suggest that others' moods may be as easy to catch as their germs!
Take your leadership skills to the next level by getting comfortable with confrontation. Here are 12 ways to diffuse difficult people.
We all have an inner, EQ-savvy voice that tells us when we need to have a difficult conversation with someone... Do it... these should help!
Great ideas, add this one: Appreciate what is good about your difficult person. It shifts your attitude about the person and the conversation!
"The consequence of not having that uncomfortable conversation is costly. A CPP Inc. study of workplace conflict reveals that employees in the U.S. spend roughly 2.8 hours per week dealing with conflict. Thirty-three percent of employees report that the conflict led to personal injury and attacks, and 22 percent report that it led to illness and absence from work. Ten percent report that project failure was a direct result of conflict. A similar study by Psychometrics in Canada, showed that 32 percent of employees have to deal with conflict regularly. More alarming is a recent study by Accenture revealing that, even in this challenging economic climate, 35 percent of employees leave their jobs voluntarily because of internal politics."
One of the most important aspects of being human is the fact that we have feelings -- all day long. And yet, rarely are we taught healthy ways to cope with them. Who among us learned about coping with emotions in school?
As the Germans say - "put the fish on the table"...
Feelings matter. If we want to Heal it, we gotta FEEL it!
Shedding tears of emotion was vital for human evolution and the rise of cultures. Surveys estimate that 85 percent of women and 73 percent of men report feeling better after shedding tears. Crying as an embodiment of empathy is, I maintain, unique to humans and has played an essential role in human evolution and the development of human cultures.
By Deb Calvert, President, People First Productivity SolutionsResearch by Korn Ferry International reveals that there is one competency that may be more important than any other in the workplace... ACTIVE LISTENING!
The author and founder of the Seat of the Soul Institute shows us how to work through one of life’s most challenging emotions.Gary says that guilt "serves no constructive purpose", but I disagree. There's a type of guilt that I call "Productive Guilt" (as opposed to "Punishing Guilt") can be constructive, educational, motivational and even transformational. There have been somethings I've done in my life that I wasn't very proud of, and I found that if I "forgive myself" right away, I may forget the lesson -- only feeling guilty in a way that can help me make DARNED SURE I never do that behaviour again, helps me remember and ensures change. Whatchathink?
In order to create a life that is happy and successful, you must act on what you know, and in order to do that, you must cultivate intrinsic motivation, the engine that moves our lives, the force that pushes us forward. It is our internal drive that gives us the desire to achieve and accomplish goals. Here are several techniques that you can use to get yourself moving in the right direction.
What's your Masculine Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EQ)?Masculine Emotional Intelligence™ represents what it means to be a man whose emotions are your allies. You build on general emotional intelligence with the essence of masculinity. You are your own man. The short course:Feel: Feel your emotions and your body’s experience of them.Be OK: Be ok with your emotions, learn to accept them.Express: Once you feel them, express them – both the good and the bad.Risk: Risk sharing your emotions beyond your previous boundaries. It’s not about going into some tirade of reactions; it’s about being vulnerable and real, as you express.