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How Long Should You Stay At Your Job? - Wealthfront Knowledge Center

How Long Should You Stay At Your Job? - Wealthfront Knowledge Center | Emotional Intelligence | Scoop.it
For many, four years seems about the right span of time. The decision should be driven by your happiness, the company's prospects and your career path.
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"If you are happy, staying at a company for an extended amount of time is a reasonable decision. However only in rare circumstances are an employer and an employee a good match for a really extended period of time. That being said, environment often trumps economics if you really enjoy where you work."

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Want to Achieve a Huge Goal? Start by Shutting Up

Want to Achieve a Huge Goal? Start by Shutting Up | Emotional Intelligence | Scoop.it
We all have huge personal goal we want to accomplish: A big, challenging, amazing goal. We think about it, dream about it, obsess about it... but we never accomplish it.That could be because we also
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"So try it. Pick a goal. Create a plan to achieve it. Get help, get guidance, get input from other people who have accomplished that goal... but otherwise keep your goal and your plan to yourself. Don't talk about it: Focus solely on doing the work required to achieve your goal."

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What Amazing Leaders Do Differently

What Amazing Leaders Do Differently | Emotional Intelligence | Scoop.it
In my work as a startup founder over the last few years, I've been fortunate enough to find myself surrounded by some incredible young leaders, mentored by a few wise executives, and speak with
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Amazing leaders have amazing emotional intelligence.

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Local school districts put more focus on life skills for students

Local school districts put more focus on life skills for students | Emotional Intelligence | Scoop.it
Cedar Rapids and Iowa City school teachers and administrators say addressing student needs has to go beyond academics to incorporate a social/personal curriculum, which focuses on individuals who may not be successful in a conventional classroom...
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All I can say is Yes, Yes and more YES!

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Why We Should All Embrace the F-Word (Failure)

Why We Should All Embrace the F-Word (Failure) | Emotional Intelligence | Scoop.it
All too often, the word “failure” carries with it the threat of a career-ending catastrophe, so much so that uplifting euphemisms such as “opportunity” are thrown about in its
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I vote for "Failure Transformation: How to Learn (and Earn) From ALL Your Past Mistakes" to a BIG be part of our new emotional intelligence curriculum in all educational systems, kindergarten through Ph.D.

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Heavy
burden: Obesity may be even deadlier than thought - NBC News.com

Heavy<br/>burden: Obesity may be even deadlier than thought - NBC News.com | Emotional Intelligence | Scoop.it
Obesity kills far more Americans than we think it does, according to a controversial new study that suggests obesity accounts of about 18...
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Obesity comes from overeating...overeating comes from poor emotional regulation...poor emotional regulation comes from a lack of emotional intelligence...the good news is that you can raise your emotional intelligence.

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The 3 Questions People Always Forget to Ask in an Interview

The 3 Questions People Always Forget to Ask in an Interview | Emotional Intelligence | Scoop.it
Getting an interview for that dream job is a perfect chance to sell yourself and you need to make sure that you get everything right.Preparation is vital and it goes without saying that you should
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Very important emotionally intelligent questions to ask in every interview.

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The Two Japans: Incompetent Leaders vs. Diligent Citizens

The Two Japans: Incompetent Leaders vs. Diligent Citizens | Emotional Intelligence | Scoop.it
From sushi to the Sony Walkman, Japan is famous for many things. Sadly, effective leadership isn’t one of them.Between late 2006 and late 2012, Japan had no less than six different prime
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I'm quite sure emotionally intelligent communication would make all the difference...it always does!

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Six college courses that help grads land jobs

Six college courses that help grads land jobs | Emotional Intelligence | Scoop.it
Employers say today's college grads don't have the skills for open jobs. These courses can help fill the gap.
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Too bad there weren't more classes clearly identified as emotional intelligence classes.

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Empathy Can Hurt You! Compassion Heals

Empathy Can Hurt You! Compassion Heals | Emotional Intelligence | Scoop.it
Empathy can hurt you and is a state that someone cannot remain in and be healthy. Compassion can be an ever giving, joyful, state of being.So say several great thinkers of our day: Roshi Joan Halifax
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The  distinction between these is invaluable.

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Quiz: Are You an 'Energizer' or a 'De-Energizer' at Work?

Quiz: Are You an 'Energizer' or a 'De-Energizer' at Work? | Emotional Intelligence | Scoop.it
I was reading Cross and Perker’s The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations, and I was riveted by their discussion of energy. This caught my
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So, are you an energizer or a de-energizer?

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The Pounder and the Waver | Emotional Business Success

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Some of the most profound lessons about EQ can be learned if we simply stop and watch the children.

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EQ-i_LeadershipSkills.pdf

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A short and succinctly written overview about EQ benefits for an organization.

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Don’t Rely On Your Friends For Advice

Don’t Rely On Your Friends For Advice | Emotional Intelligence | Scoop.it
Over the past few weeks, I have noticed a significant difference in the way older and younger people see the importance of experts. It’s a classic generation gap.People in their 40s or older
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Use emotional intelligence: Don’t confuse emotional support with expert advice...

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Mindfulness can improve leadership in times of instability

Mindfulness can improve leadership in times of instability | Emotional Intelligence | Scoop.it
A mindful leader can respond to change with focus and clarity, and avoid repeating the same mistakes, writes Cheryl Rezek
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Mindfulness IS emotional intelligence...Emotional intelligence IS mindfulness.

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Naida Culshaw - developmental coach + facilitator + business skills trainer's curator insight, August 20, 2013 6:31 AM

If you save a place for calm, you mind quiets it's internal conversation and allows for other possibilities to enter. In the end, being mindful supports both short term decision making and long term visionioning.

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Einstein's Circle of Compassion | Brainwash Update

Einstein's Circle of Compassion | Brainwash Update | Emotional Intelligence | Scoop.it
Abby Martin gives a heartfelt remark about Einstein's 'Circle of Compassion' by reflecting on how to balance personal stability with the plight of humanity b...
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Ego prevents emotional intelligence, compassion and peace...

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Study: People have more empathy for dogs than humans

Study: People have more empathy for dogs than humans | Emotional Intelligence | Scoop.it
No wonder they're called man's best friend. It seems that some people can show more caring for dogs than they do for their own species.
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This could explain a lot...

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Vulnerability Makes You a Better Leader

Vulnerability Makes You a Better Leader | Emotional Intelligence | Scoop.it
Often the image of a leader is a figure of strength - all powerful and all knowing. Personally speaking, I have found this to be a flawed leadership construct. My personal experience suggests that
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Yes...it's the opposite of what of us were taught and modeled. Time to be an emotionally intelligent leader...and human.

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Rim Riahi's curator insight, August 18, 2013 2:44 AM

Often the image of a leader is a figure of strength - all powerful and all knowing. Personally speaking, I have found this to be a flawed leadership construct. My personal experience suggests that

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Mending the Psychological Contract

Mending the Psychological Contract | Emotional Intelligence | Scoop.it
At the core of our relationship with work is the psychological contract — comprised of our perceptions and beliefs concerning the exchange agreement that exists between ourselves and our
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This is the core of the emotionally intelligent workplace.

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Want to Win? Get Your Org in Shape

Want to Win? Get Your Org in Shape | Emotional Intelligence | Scoop.it
Every organization is made up of unique individuals who want to express themselves and make their voices heard. They don’t want to be put in a box, or a category, or work in an organization
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" At the end of the day, the biggest wins will be driven by organizations that work together flawlessly and focus relentlessly on execution. The most effective structure will ensure your team is able to operate effectively over time and that everyone feels they are able to contribute to the organization’s overall success."

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What Gets in the Way of Your Leadership Effectiveness?

What Gets in the Way of Your Leadership Effectiveness? | Emotional Intelligence | Scoop.it
We all have things that are likely to get in our way of being effective and effectively leading.  Being honest with yourself about what they are is essential to developing yourself as a leader. The...
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"Resistance, procrastination and frustration are good indicators that clarity is lacking."

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Rim Riahi's curator insight, August 18, 2013 2:47 AM

We all have things that are likely to get in our way of being effective and effectively leading.  Being honest with yourself about what they are is essential to developing yourself as a leader.

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5 Ways to Wow Execs — Don't Get Mad, Get Even More Prepared

5 Ways to Wow Execs — Don't Get Mad, Get Even More Prepared | Emotional Intelligence | Scoop.it
The stakes are pretty high when you have the opportunity to present to executives. If you do a good job, doors fly open, projects get funded, and teams align. Executives wield remarkable power.
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This goes under the heading of "proactive sales and pomotion while being very emotionally intelligent."

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To Speak or Not To Speak

To Speak or Not To Speak | Emotional Intelligence | Scoop.it
Is it always a good idea to let people know where you stand on issues? In my leadership classes, this question comes up when we discuss politics and how to protect one's reputation. From the time I...
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Emotionally intelligent discernment...when to speak; when to listen.

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Five Good Reasons to Laugh More

Five Good Reasons to Laugh More | Emotional Intelligence | Scoop.it
By Allen Klein Every month, members of The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (www.aath.org) sends out an e-zine containing information on the latest humor/laughter research. This past J...
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Laughter is a very emotionally intelligent thing to do.

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Emotional Intelligence EQi - The Point of Leadership™ Emotional Intelligence (EI)

Emotional Intelligence EQi - The Point of Leadership™ Emotional Intelligence (EI) | Emotional Intelligence | Scoop.it
This page provides an overview of emotional intelligence
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Should you be using EQ assessment tools in your organization? Read this....

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