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» How to Do Present Moment Awareness Meditation - World of Psychology

» How to Do Present Moment Awareness Meditation - World of Psychology | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
The present moment awareness meditation is simple and easy to use at any time of the day. It is very effective in helping you overcome anxiety and depression.
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Your Emotional IQ Predicts How Much You'll Make

Your Emotional IQ Predicts How Much You'll Make | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
“The better people are at recognizing emotions, the better they handle the politics in organizations and the interpersonal aspects of work life, and thus the more they earn in their jobs.”
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“The better people are at recognizing emotions, the better they handle the politics in organizations and the interpersonal aspects of work life, and thus the more they earn in their jobs.”

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20 Emotional Intelligence Interview Questions

20 Emotional Intelligence Interview Questions | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Hiring and Promoting Emotional IntelligenceDuring a recent talk at the MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics Centennial Symposium, Elon Musk discussed the importance of hiring scientists and engineers for SpaceX and Tesla Motors with emotional intelligence.“Our hiring choices need to take into account both the individual’s contribution as well as how their actions affect others around them. The most common hiring mistake is relying too much on someone's talent and not enough on their heart.”The hirin
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7 Scientifically Proven Benefits Of Gratitude That Will Motivate You To Give Thanks Year-Round

7 Scientifically Proven Benefits Of Gratitude That Will Motivate You To Give Thanks Year-Round | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
4. Gratitude enhances empathy and reduces aggression.

 

Grateful people are more likely to behave in a prosocial manner, even when others behave less kind, according to a 2012 study by the University of Kentucky. Study participants who ranked higher on gratitude scales were less likely to retaliate against others, even when given negative feedback. They experienced more sensitivity and empathy toward other people and a decreased desire to seek revenge.


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I am grateful for family and friends--and for this oh-so-beautiful world.

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An emotion that we all should feel.

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The Science of Laughing Through the Tears

The Science of Laughing Through the Tears | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
humans exhibit conscious and unconscious behaviors that can aid their emotional self-regulation.
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Ever wonder why some people cry when their happy?  Or want to pinch the cheeks of that cute baby?

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Measuring emotional intelligence at work | simply communicate

Measuring emotional intelligence at work | simply communicate | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
"Drawing out the emotional components in storytelling is an essential skill. At its basics it's about bringing facts to live while showing their impacts on colleagues."
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"Drawing out the emotional components in storytelling is an essential skill. At its basics it's about bringing facts to live while showing their impacts on colleagues."

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Bullying Prevention: The Power of Empathy

Bullying Prevention: The Power of Empathy | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
But we seem to be missing something here. With all of the focus on how individuals can combat bullying, we have forgotten the power of context and the social norms that set the precedence for bullying behaviors to emerge in the first place.

 

We can't just focus on turning kids from bystanders to "upstanders" whenever bullying occurs: We also need to focus on changing social norms and school climate so that bullying doesn't occur. Rather than simply asking children to go against the tide, we need to change the tide itself.

One of the best places to start is in schools. The critical role of school climate in reducing bullying has been well supported, but recent findings pinpoint specific dimensions that may have the most impact on student interactions and experiences in school.

 

One powerful way of changing social norms is by building empathy -- at home and in school.

 

 

by Jennifer Kahn and Richard Weissbourd

 

 


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Social and Emotional Development

Social and Emotional Development | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Produced by NBC News, the Parent Toolkit will help you navigate your child's journey from pre-kindergarten through high school.
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This is an incredible resource for the parents of kids from pre-school through high school--on social and emotional learning at each stage.

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Emotional intelligence - Missoula Independent

Emotional intelligence - Missoula Independent | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
A dozen teenagers mill around a Willard School classroom, their desultory conversations drifting about like falling leaves. Large sheets of fabric printed with colorful peace-sign...
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Hip hop, poetry, teenagers, and emotional intelligence - What a great program for teens . . .

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Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time | positive ps...

Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time | positive ps... | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
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Changing your daily habits can lead to greater energy and satisfaction.
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June | Study reveals features of resilience and thriving amongst high achievers | Loughborough University

June | Study reveals features of resilience and thriving amongst high achievers | Loughborough University | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Resilience leads to high performance

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Thoughtful article on six "resilience qualities" in adults. 

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The Critical Importance of Kindness

The Critical Importance of Kindness | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity. (Sociological reasoning intended for romantic relationships, but I think extends to all interpersonal connections.
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"Being mean is the death knell of relationships. Kindness is the glue that holds relationships together."

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This is an important aspect of self-awareness and self-development.

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A Simple Exercise to Increase Well-Being and Lower Depression from Martin Seligman, Founding Father of Positive Psychology

A Simple Exercise to Increase Well-Being and Lower Depression from Martin Seligman, Founding Father of Positive Psychology | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
You'll need pen, paper, and a silencer for cynicism.

"When [a man] has fair health, a fair fortune, a tidy conscience and a complete exem
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Here's how this great exercise begins:  "Close your eyes. Call up the face of someone still alive who years ago did something or said something that changed your life for the better. Someone who you never properly thanked; someone you could meet face-to-face next week. Got a face? "

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Self-Awareness: The First Step to Mastering EQ

Self-Awareness: The First Step to Mastering EQ | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Kit Prendergast challenges us to work on enhancing our SEI together by starting with our “self-awareness.”
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"Nothing can happen without strong self-awareness; we can’t manage our own behavior effectively at work, connect and communicate with our colleagues, or even build productive working relationships without self-awareness." 

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Mindfulness

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Anderson Cooper reports on what it's like to try to achieve "mindfulness," a self-awareness scientists say is very healthy, but rarely achieved in today's world of digital distractions
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We're only alive now . . . indeed!

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The Death of Self-Awareness - YouTube

These are the Four Horseman of Awareness Mp3/transcripts on the blog: http://j.mp/GetBackSelf-Awareness Join Brendon's 1MIL FB fans: http://FB.com/BrendonBur...
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Brendon's energy is so persuasive . . . !

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The Force of Altruism: Basic Recipe For Empathy, Leadership, And Learning To Make A Difference

The Force of Altruism: Basic Recipe For Empathy, Leadership, And Learning To Make A Difference | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it

How do schools get to the point where kids not only think that they can make a difference, but they actually go out and do it? What is the secret to their success? What did their teachers do right?


After interviewing numerous Changemaker Schools across the country to help share their stories, insights and inspiration I discovered that there is a very clear, basic recipe for making a difference at any age. It goes like this: first, start with empathy.

 

Encourage and apply it. Second, work in creative leadership opportunities. Combine them together. Then watch nascent social entrepreneurs grow.The two basic ingredients are always the same.... 

 

1. Start with empathy. Empathy doesn’t just mean treating others better; it means doing better. It is the foundational skill that lies at the core of social change because it is what motivates us toward altruism and cooperation beyond our narrow selfinterests.When people are encouraged to identify and empathize with others, and then act on that feeling, it can become a driving force for change. If it gains enough momentum to reach the tipping point, this force can literally change the course of human history. Sounds like a series of huge leaps of logic, right?

 

By Eleanor Bedford


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HRMG444jks's curator insight, December 10, 4:19 AM

This piece looks at change makers in schools around the counter. It' helps by sharing stories, insights and inspiration. This is used by using Empathy to incorporate the social change movement. Because it is believed that the core social change is what motivates us. This create the drivers of change. This will at the end lead to more attraction into social change movements like TimeBank.

Then it goes onto talking about how creating leadership plays an important role in TimeBank. Lastly it talks about the critical serect ingredient.  

 

Choose to make a difference: Retrieved from http://startempathy.org/blog/2014/11/force-altruism ;

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Why Mindfulness Is The Foundation Of Emotional Intelligence

Why Mindfulness Is The Foundation Of Emotional Intelligence | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
"To create sustainable compassion, you have to be strong in inner joy,” Tan told the Huffington Post last year. “Inner joy comes from inner peace -- otherwise it's not sustainable. And inner peace is highly trainable."
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"To create sustainable compassion, you have to be strong in inner joy,” Tan told the Huffington Post last year. “Inner joy comes from inner peace -- otherwise it's not sustainable. And inner peace is highly trainable."

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This Infographic Teaches You to How to Stop Negative Thoughts - SELF

This Infographic Teaches You to How to Stop Negative Thoughts - SELF | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
The most uplifting infographic youll ever read. Bye, negative thoughts!
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This is truly a wonderful infographic about conquering those negative thoughts!

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What is Your Best Possible Self?

What is Your Best Possible Self? | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Use this exercise to boost your hope and well-being.
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This is a quick exercise from the positive psychology viewpoint:  Imagine your best possible self . . .

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Emotional intelligence and your job - Dubuque Telegraph Herald

Emotional intelligence and your job - Dubuque Telegraph Herald | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Consider this scenario: Your computer locks up in the middle of an important project that is due to the president within the hour, and your manager has given you some changes that you must implement.
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"People who have high emotional intelligence understand how they respond to various people and situations. They adapt well to stressful situations and consider what other people are feeling. They tend to connect well with others while recognizing how others perceive them."

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Don Says Childhood Counseling Will Curb Youthful Exuberance - AllAfrica.com

Don Says Childhood Counseling Will Curb Youthful Exuberance - AllAfrica.com | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
A professor of Counselling Psychology has called for the institution and further strengthening of counseling services in the educational system beginning from primary schools as way of addressing problems associated with unfocussed children who...
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"The lecturer advised that ensuring wellness in the nation must begin with ensuring wellness at the individual, in interpersonal relationships between two individuals and at the family and group levels, in the community and in the society."

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Teaching Kids Resilience Through Emotional Intelligence | Mindful

Teaching Kids Resilience Through Emotional Intelligence | Mindful | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Linda Lantieri on her mission to cultivate the inner lives of students, teachers, and schools..
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Lantern has developed a curriculum to help kids build resilience.
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» Powerful Questions to Inspire Positive Change - World of Psychology

» Powerful Questions to Inspire Positive Change - World of Psychology | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Good questions can be powerful in life-changing ways. They can spark exciting ideas and inventions.
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What if you made one small change?

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Lane4 - The importance of resilient learners for innovation

Lane4 - The importance of resilient learners for innovation | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Alison Maitland, Head of Product, explores the importance of a learning mindset and personal resilience in order to encourage innovation in your people. (How do a learning mindset and personal resilience contribute towards more innovation?
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Does personal resilience lead to innovation?  This author says yes. 

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Resilience: How to train a tougher mind

Resilience: How to train a tougher mind | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Can you learn to be mentally tougher? Emma Young investigates the science of mindfulness and other techniques promising to foster resilience.
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"Through their research, Charney and Southwick have identified 10 psychological and social factors that they think make for stronger resilience, either alone or ideally in combination."

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