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Emotional Intelligence, Our Children and How You can make a Difference

Emotional Intelligence, Our Children and How You can make a Difference | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Alexandria- Lately we as a community, and as a nation, have faced school shootings, reckless bullying and witnessed the disassociation and lack of empathy of th
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We're interested in information and research on Emotional Intelligence---how to assess it, why it is important, how to enhance it
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What About That Bad Boss?

What About That Bad Boss? | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
The lack of self-awareness is the major cause of someone being a "bad boss."
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"No one, not even an apple, likes to gain the label 'bad' . . .

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The Trickle-Down Effect of Good (and Bad) Leadership

The Trickle-Down Effect of Good (and Bad) Leadership | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Your peers, your direct reports, your partner or spouse, and your children also have a high probability of practicing the example you set.
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Being Compassionate Summary Slides |authorSTREAM

Being Compassionate Summary Slides |authorSTREAM | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Summary of the article "Being Compassionate" located in the Community Tool Box of the University of Kansas: http://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/spiritua..
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What does the Dickens’ character, Ebenezer Scrooge, have in common with the third century B.C. Tibetan Buddhist figure, Avalokitesvara--and what can they teach us about the meaning of compassion and how we can activate it in our communities? Read the article: http://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/spirituality-and-community-building/being-compassionate/main

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What does the Dickens’ character, Ebenezer Scrooge, have in common with the third century B.C. Tibetan Buddhist figure, Avalokitesvara--and what can they teach us about the meaning of compassion and how we can activate it in our communities? Read the article: http://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/spirituality-and-community-building/being-compassionate/main

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Is empathy the hidden motor of human history? | New Humanist

Is empathy the hidden motor of human history? | New Humanist | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Often depicted as a feel-good emotion and “soft” skill, empathy can be a powerful secular force for social and political transformation
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"Simply put, empathy and reason typically operate in conjunction to create the foundations of human rights and social justice. They are not polar opposites but are in fact the best of friends, a democratic double act. Like knife and fork, ball and socket, Fred and Ginger, they work best when they work together."

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Redefining Humane Education

Redefining Humane Education | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Mikey hated school and everything about it. A firstgrader in a small town in Kentucky, Mikey already had a reputation as a handful. He disrupted, interrupted, erupted and was generally frustrated and isolated. He didn’t speak at grade level and resisted gestures of friendship.
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What a great idea--happy dogs, happy kids--and helping them learn empathy.

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Manage a Difficult Conversation with Emotional Intelligence

Manage a Difficult Conversation with Emotional Intelligence | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Emotions aren’t just the result of a workplace conflict. In fact, emotions usually are the conflict. They need to be acknowledged and planned for. Recognizing emotions, assessing their impact on thinking, understanding them, and managing them is a roadmap for navigating through those often-murky (and anxiety-provoking) waters.
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"Emotions aren’t just the result of a workplace conflict. In fact, emotions usually are the conflict. They need to be acknowledged and planned for. Recognizing emotions, assessing their impact on thinking, understanding them, and managing them is a roadmap for navigating through those often-murky (and anxiety-provoking) waters."

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40 Questions that Will Quiet Your Mind

40 Questions that Will Quiet Your Mind | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers… because asking the right questions is the answer. Here are 40 such questions that will help you quiet your mind and refocus your thoughts.
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These 40 simple but provocative questions (and photos) can help you remember what is important to you. Try this out!

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Reading for pleasure builds empathy and improves wellbeing, research from The Reading Agency finds | Reading Agency

Reading for pleasure builds empathy and improves wellbeing, research from The Reading Agency finds | Reading Agency | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Among the benefits it finds are improved social capital for children, young people and the general adult population; better parent-child communication and reduction of depression and dementia symptoms among adults.
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"Among the benefits it finds are improved social capital for children, young people and the general adult population; better parent-child communication and reduction of depression and dementia symptoms among adults."

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This Trait Can Predict If A 5-Year-Old Will Grow Up To Be A Successful Adult

This Trait Can Predict If A 5-Year-Old Will Grow Up To Be A Successful Adult | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
  Watching a young child playing with others can reveal a great deal about who they are -- and who they'll be in 20 years.  That's the conclusion of an eye-opening new study from Pennsylvania State University
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"In a nutshell, young children who are better able to manage their emotions, get along with others (including adults), and accomplish tasks are on course for academic success and good relationships that will positively influence outcomes in the future," Dr. Damon Jones, a psychologist at Pennsylvania State University and the study's lead author, told The Huffington Post in an email.

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"In a nutshell, young children who are better able to manage their emotions, get along with others (including adults), and accomplish tasks are on course for academic success and good relationships that will positively influence outcomes in the future," Dr. Damon Jones, a psychologist at Pennsylvania State University and the study's lead author, told The Huffington Post in an email.

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50 WAYS to BOOST |authorSTREAM

50 WAYS to BOOST |authorSTREAM | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Tips for boosting your emotional intelligence skills for greater success and well-being.- authorSTREAM Presentation
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50 Ways to boost your emotional intelligence skills for greater success and well-being.  Enjoy!

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Pavel Barta's curator insight, August 3, 2015 4:28 PM

50 Ways to boost your emotional intelligence skills for greater success and well-being.  Enjoy!

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Having Empathy for Difficult People

Having Empathy for Difficult People | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Empathy is a form of wisdom, and wisdom requires experience.
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"Empathy is a form of wisdom, and wisdom requires experience." Thoughtful article on developing empathy along with gray hair . . .

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SageRave of Get Custom Content's curator insight, June 30, 2015 6:27 PM

I've noticed that a lot of difficult people don't seem to want empathy, they want action.

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7 Habits Of Highly Influential People

7 Habits Of Highly Influential People | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
It may seem that some people are naturally charming, but the art of influencing others can be learned. Here's how.
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Seven sound tips for good leadership--and just good interpersonal relationships.

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5 Emotional Intelligence Tips We Can Learn From One Of America's Wisest Leaders

5 Emotional Intelligence Tips We Can Learn From One Of America's Wisest Leaders | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Sure, Abraham Lincoln was a great leader. But what can the 16th president teach us about emotional intelligence? A whole lot it turns out.
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Who knows how Abraham Lincoln would do on an Emotional Intelligence assessment--but the way he lived his life demonstrates strong EI skills.

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Are You in Despair? That’s Good

Are You in Despair? That’s Good | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
People who have more nuanced views of their emotions — indignation versus general misery, say — are healthier, studies find.
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There is good reason to specifically name emotions.  This article explains why.
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Emotional intelligence: The bits you can learn

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Many companies are becoming increasingly aware of the true impact that Emotional Quotient (EQ) can have within the business arena.
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Brilliant infographic about Emotional Intelligence in the workplace from Brighton School of Business and Management (https://www.brightonsbm.com/)

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Can your emotional intelligence change?

This video is about emotional intelligence.
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This is a skill that can be learned!  Three-and-a-half minute video worth watching.

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Karlton B McIver's curator insight, March 6, 9:23 PM

This is a skill that can be learned!  Three-and-a-half minute video worth watching.

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Empathy Begins Here

Empathy Begins Here | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
                                                      In my granddaughter Mia’s preschool, five small white toilets are lined up along a tiled bathroom wall just around the corner from five conveniently low sinks for washing hands. The boys and girls in the Peacefulness classroom line up together to take turns on the toilets. Like many of her classmates, Mia is…
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What difference does empathy make?

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INTELLECTUAL , EMOTIONAL & SPIRITUAL INTELLIGENCE

8.08.15 - YOGESH SHARDA, Personal Development trainer and workshop facilitator for over 20 years.
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Which Character Strengths Are Most Predictive of Well-Being?

Which Character Strengths Are Most Predictive of Well-Being? | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
If you seek high well-being, your best bets are gratitude and love of learning
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Gratitude and love of learning have the highest correlation for well-being.  Lowest are prudence, judgment, and self-regulation. 

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7 Interview Questions That Determine Emotional Intelligence

7 Interview Questions That Determine Emotional Intelligence | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
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Great questions for evaluating emotional intelligence.  I am especially interested in #6--wondering how I'd answer this question.  Would the answer have to be gender and age neutral?

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Psychologist Favors Teaching Empathy to Boys - Front Porch Stapleton

Psychologist Favors Teaching Empathy to Boys - Front Porch Stapleton | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
A lack of empathy can manifest itself in a variety of ways. “Almost always, it comes out as problems with anger because anger is a very easy emotion to access, but it’s a very surface emotion,” Wachtel explains. “Usually there’s something else going on like sadness, frustration, anxiety or a feeling of unfairness.”
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'A lack of empathy can manifest itself in a variety of ways. “Almost always, it comes out as problems with anger because anger is a very easy emotion to access, but it’s a very surface emotion,” Wachtel explains. “Usually there’s something else going on like sadness, frustration, anxiety or a feeling of unfairness.”

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Curiosity (may kill the cat but may save humanity) - YouTube

The importance of curiosity discussed in this public lecture -- from methods to Da Vinci to what curiosity does neurologically (hippocampus-dopaminergic syst...
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In praise of curiosity--surely a worthwhile quality of mind.

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Welcome to the empathy wars

Welcome to the empathy wars | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
We certainly shouldn’t reject reason. But if we care about forging a world of social and political justice we have to give equal weight to expanding our empathetic imaginations.
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"We certainly shouldn’t reject reason. But if we care about forging a world of social and political justice we have to give equal weight to expanding our empathetic imaginations."  Read this article if you care about social and political justice and equity.

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5 Aspects of Emotional Intelligence Required for Effective Leadership

5 Aspects of Emotional Intelligence Required for Effective Leadership | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
["Inc. Magazine"]5 Aspects of Emotional Intelligence Required for Effective Leadershipwww.inc.comThe ability to control my emotions and actions sets me apart from other men. -- Navy SEAL Creed[haha...
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This article by a Navy SEAL veteran and now entrepreneur is right on for understanding the role of EI in leadership.  "Emotional intelligence is a powerful tool critical for exceeding goals, improving critical work relationships, and create a healthy, productive workplace and organizational culture."

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