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The importance of positivity in the workplace | CMA Ideas

The importance of positivity in the workplace | CMA Ideas | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Positivity in the workplace can benefit your company’s bottom-line just as much as it can benefit employees’ daily interactions. In fact, research from (What is the real impact of #positive #psychology in the workplace?
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Providing recognition is a major aspect of good leadership. 

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What the Dalai Lama Taught Daniel Goleman About Emotional Intelligence

What the Dalai Lama Taught Daniel Goleman About Emotional Intelligence | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
We can all get better at cultivating compassion.
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"Simply put, compassion makes the difference between understanding and caring. It’s the kind of love that a parent has for a child. Cultivating it more broadly means extending that to the other people in our lives and to people we encounter."

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Can You Read People's Emotions?

Can You Read People's Emotions? | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
The “Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test” measures a person’s ability to understand others’ emotional states.
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The eyes are the "windows of the soul" but can we really read emotions in people's eyes?  Try this quiz to see if you can interpret how people are feeling.

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The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence

The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
In some jobs, being in touch with emotions is essential. In others, it seems to be a detriment. And like any skill, being able to read people can be used for good or evil.
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"Leaders who master emotions can rob us of our capacities to reason. If their values are out of step with our own, the results can be devastating. New evidence suggests that when people have self-serving motives, emotional intelligence becomes a weapon for manipulating others."

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Some food for thought.  Jaie

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How to Help Someone Develop Emotional Intelligence

How to Help Someone Develop Emotional Intelligence | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
It can be the difference between success and failure.
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"Developing one’s emotional intelligence can make the difference between success and failure in life and in work. And, if you’re the one responsible for people’s contributions to the team and your organization, you are actually on the hook to try to help those (many) people who are EI-challenged, deficient, and dangerous. It’s your job."

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What Is Empathy, and Can Empathy Be Taught?

What Is Empathy, and Can Empathy Be Taught? | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Empathy is a commonly used, but poorly understood, concept. It is often confused with related concepts such as sympathy, pity, identification, and self-transposal. The purposes of this article are to clearly distinguish empathy from related terms and to suggest that the act of empathizing cannot be taught.

 

According to Edith Stein, a German phenomenologist, empathy can be facilitated. It also can be interrupted and blocked, but it cannot be forced to occur.


What makes empathy unique, according to Stein, is that it happens to us; it is indirectly given to us, “nonprimordially.” When empathy occurs, we find ourselves experiencing it, rather than directly causing it to happen.

 

This is the characteristic that makes the act of empathy unteachable. Instead, promoting attitudes and behaviors such as self-awareness, nonjudgmental positive regard for others, good listening skills, and self-confidence are suggested as important in the development of clinicians who will demonstrate an empathic willingness.

 

by Carol M Davis

 

paper http://www.physicaltherapyjournal.com/content/70/11/707.full.pdf



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Self-awareness is a necessary ingredient for the occurrence of empathy. 

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Can empathy be taught?

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The Key to Healthy Facebook Use: Don't Compare Yourself to Others

The Key to Healthy Facebook Use: Don't Compare Yourself to Others | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
How to break tendencies toward social comparison
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"Comparison is the thief of joy" (Theodore Roosevelt) . . .

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What’s Funny About That?

What’s Funny About That? | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
On a recent lazy Sunday morning as my sweetie and I were sipping coffee in bed, I glanced through the email on my iPad with the vague intention of clearing out my overflowing email inbox.  As I ruthlessly pressed delete for any number of ads and notifications, I noticed that a friend with a quirky…
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What is it we find funny--and why?

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5 Ways to Become More Self-Aware

5 Ways to Become More Self-Aware | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Building self-awareness is a life-long effort. You’re never “done.” But these five pragmatic practices will help you move faster and further along the way.
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"Building self-awareness is a life-long effort. You’re never “done.” But these five pragmatic practices will help you move faster and further along the way."

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Jack Frawley's curator insight, March 26, 9:37 AM

This scoop  is relevant to my five year journey, in terms of building a self awareness in both myself and in ensuring that the soft skills which support situation awareness  which is a critical skill in the field of safety.

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Do You Have A Professional Bully in Your Organization? | Emotional Intelligence Applied

Do You Have A Professional Bully in Your Organization? | Emotional Intelligence Applied | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
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There really are bullies in high places.  What can you do about it?

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Build Your Emotional Intelligence Muscle!

Build Your Emotional Intelligence Muscle! | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Build Your Emotional Intelligence Muscles! Emotional Intelligence skills--understanding and managing your own emotions, recognizing others' emotions, interacting successfully with other people, and building resilience--can all be improved. Like any skill--developing a great golf swing, sketching a decent portrait, adding a killer serve to your tennis game, or learning to read Mandarin Chinese--learning Emotional Intelligence skills…
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You can build emotional intelligence skills much as you would build any skill.  Find out how!

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What Does It Mean To Be Resilient?

What Does It Mean To Be Resilient? | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
The longer we live, the more we are confronted by serious challenges, such as life-threatening or debilitating illnesses and losses of spouse and other loved ones.
When confronted by catastrophic loss, some people collapse into a hopeless, helpless, state...
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Can you become more resilient?  This article says yes--and provides a few ideas for increasing resilience.

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Harvard Study Unveils What Meditation Literally Does To The Brain

Harvard Study Unveils What Meditation Literally Does To The Brain | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Numerous studies have indicated the many physiological benefits of meditation, and the latest one comes from Harvard University. An eight week study conducted by Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) determined that meditation literally rebuilds the brains grey matter in just eight weeks. It’s the very first study to document that meditation produces changes […]
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"An eight week study conducted by Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) determined that meditation literally rebuilds the brains grey matter in just eight weeks."

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For Leaders: Sixteen Way to Develop Empathy

For Leaders: Sixteen Way to Develop Empathy | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
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Are you tuning in to how others feel--or blocking them out?

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Taming an office tyrant: coping strategies for a difficult boss

Taming an office tyrant: coping strategies for a difficult boss | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Taming an office tyrant: coping strategies for a difficult boss
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"Take a tour o your self-awareness."  Always a good idea . . .

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18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People

18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Emotional intelligence is a huge driver of success
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I like the last one best:  "You won't let anyone limit your joy!"

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Why Leaders Lack Emotional Intelligence - Huffington Post

Why Leaders Lack Emotional Intelligence - Huffington Post | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Over the past century, the heartless, no-nonsense CEO has become something of an icon -- and a cliché -- in American society. Hollywood would have us believe that the Machiavellian chief exec is still alive and well.
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"Companies sell themselves short by selecting leaders who aren't well-rounded enough to perform at the highest levels for the long term."

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James Clear : Learn The Power of Tiny Habits

James Clear : Learn The Power of Tiny Habits | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
James helps people build habits that stick, and today we're going to talk about how high performers can adopt a mindset of "tiny habits" to their mindset.
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5 Ways to Cultivate Empathy for Others

5 Ways to Cultivate Empathy for Others | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Did you know that empathetic people have more satisfying relationships and perform better at work? Here are 5 tips for increasing your own levels of empathy.
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Five practical ideas:  indulge in fiction, help others, listen actively, practice compassion meditation, and cultivate curiosity.

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WeAreTeachers: Keep That Bounce: 5 Ways to Nurture Your Resilience as a Teacher

WeAreTeachers: Keep That Bounce: 5 Ways to Nurture Your Resilience as a Teacher | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Teaching takes resilience—the ability to “bounce back” from an unanticipated change or disaster. Here are five ways to stay positive and keep going when it gets tough.
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Practical wisdom for building resilience in teachers to help them cope with everyday problems in the classroom.

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Core Process's curator insight, April 11, 1:56 AM

Interesting article, good tips to adopt , wondering how much time is spent during initial teacher training on personal  stress management  strategies

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Top Games That Teach Empathy

Top Games That Teach Empathy | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Kids who are in tune with other kids' emotions are off to a great start. They earn the trust of their peers. They can help mediate when tempers flare. One day, they may even use those perspective-taking skills to become organization or world leaders.
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Reviews 19 games for pre-K through high school--everything from identifying emotions, resolving conflict, social and emotional learning, and empathizing with those living in poverty and refugee camps. 

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Core Process's curator insight, April 11, 2:02 AM

An at a glance list and review of games that Teach Empathy, need more convincing that this needs to become part of children's education.. read Daniel Goleman's latest book Triple Focus . 

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Emotional Intelligence and Your Career: EQ for Talent Infographic

Emotional Intelligence and Your Career: EQ for Talent Infographic | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Powerful infographic shows why emotional intelligence is essential for your career -- and what you can do about it.
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Great infographic about emotional intelligence in the workplace.

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Controlling the Power of Words: Teaching Students How to Confront Insults

Controlling the Power of Words: Teaching Students How to Confront Insults | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it

SoInstead of surrendering their power to the person who insults them, students should learn why some words are triggers and how to master their own reactions.

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Some good ideas for helping students to deal with insults.

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The Hidden Reason your best employees are leaving for somewhere else | Scott Newton | LinkedIn

The Hidden Reason your best employees are leaving for somewhere else | Scott Newton | LinkedIn | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
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Thoughtful and insightful article about why good employees leave organizations.

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Using Emotional Intelligence To Improve Business Leadership | Your Business Coaching Club

Using Emotional Intelligence To Improve Business Leadership | Your Business Coaching Club | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
This is a great info-graphic on how you can use emotional intelligence to improve your performance as a small business owner.
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Great infographic about how emotional intelligence can be helpful in business--

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Why You Should Resist The Urge To Google Everything--And How To Find The Strength

Why You Should Resist The Urge To Google Everything--And How To Find The Strength | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Have a burning question? Here are three ways to satisfy your curiosity without the help of Google.
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Curiosity--a great trait to cultivate for a full, rich life!  And . . . why it may be a good idea to go beyond Google . . .

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