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Lookout: 8 Signs of Dysfunctional Management

Lookout: 8 Signs of Dysfunctional Management | Emotional Intelligence Quotient | Scoop.it
There may be no faster death of a great idea or business than a dysfunctional management team. But do you know the signs to watch for?
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We recognize it in others. This is a reminder not to do it ourselves! 

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Amy Kimberlin's curator insight, May 7, 2013 12:01 AM

How many of you have experienced these sorts of destructive management tactics in your organization?  It is imperative for CEO's and top leadership to be on the lookout for dysfunctions in management teams.  Nip it in the bud!  Take control of building and maintaining an awesome management team. It only takes one drop of poison to spoil the entire well!!!!

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The Feeling Wheel

The Feeling Wheel | Emotional Intelligence Quotient | Scoop.it
How to Use “The Feeling Wheel”

In my book I’m a Type A—How the Heck Will I Ever Retire? I stress the importance of Type As being aware of their feelings and emotions as a way to better being able to relax. It is often unaddressed feeling and emotions th
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What are you really feeling? this tool will help you figure it out, sometimes its not what it seems!

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Incredible Things That Happen Once You Learn to Love Being Alone

Incredible Things That Happen Once You Learn to Love Being Alone | Emotional Intelligence Quotient | Scoop.it
We live in a world of constant contact—a place that’s losing sight of the importance of being alone. Offices are abandoning cubicles in favor of shared desks and wide-open common spaces, and rather
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How are you doing at alone time? It has many benefits...

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Why You Should Strengthen Your Brain-Gut Connection

Why You Should Strengthen Your Brain-Gut Connection | Emotional Intelligence Quotient | Scoop.it
People often talk about a “gut feeling” when they meet someone for the first time. From the time we’re young adults, we’re told to “trust our gut instinct” when making decisions. It is common to pause for a “gut check” when faced with situations that test our mettle and resolve.

The brain-gut relationship is more than metaphorical. Our head and gut are joined by a network of neurons and chemicals that provide feedback about how starved we are, whether we’re under pressure or not or if we’ve consumed a microbe we shouldn’t have.

The information pathway is named the “brain-gut” axis and provides natural and immediate updates on the body’s status of affairs. That drowning feeling in the pit of your belly after checking out the post-holiday bills is a clear illustration of the brain-gut relationship at work.

As in any ecosystem populated by opposing species, the ecosystem in the gut commands that inhabitants survive. Just as forest creatures would struggle in the desert, microbes that rely on the mucus layer will flounder in a gut where mucus is sparse. Build up the mucus and microbes will be staging a rally. The nervous system can help decree which microbes inhabit the gut, even if the choices are not conscious. It’s mind over microbes.

The brain-gut connection has seen major breakthroughs in neuroscience and psychology research  recently. In 2015, research found that increasing the balance of healthy bacteria in the gut and help reduce anxiety and lessen symptoms of depression.

One study showed that individuals with more fermented foods in their diet exhibit less neuroticism and social anxiety. “It is plausible that the probiotics in the fermented foods are positively improving the conditions in the gut and changes in the gut, in turn, impact social anxiety,” Dr. Matthew, assistant professor and one of the study’s authors, said.

Is Yogurt the Path to Happiness?

Recent research into the brain-gut connection shows that the signals sent between the brain and gut travel both ways. The meaning of this? The nourishments you consume can have a potent impact on your attitude.

Yogurt, for example, is a mood booster — a powerful one. The probiotics in yogurt contribute mood-lifting benefits and exert incredible power over one’s body. Not only may balance microbiota ward off depression, weight gain, and disease, it’s a two-way highway.

Tension and stress in the cerebrum can affect your gastrointestinal well-being and the bacteria already in the digestive system can influence how you become stressed. Consuming yogurt promotes the proliferation of advantageous, mood-enhancing bacteria, making it a mood raising snack on a deep level.

If a person can’t eat dairy, there are other creamy, probiotic options such as goat’s milk or coconut milk. The non-dairy options may be tolerated better and are equally as comforting.

Depression

Humans have two brains. The second is called our enteric nervous system and consists of over 100 million neurons that are in the walls of the long tube of our gut beginning at the esophagus and ending at the anus. Measuring nine meters long, it is deeper than most swimming pools.

As important as the neurons in the gut is the bacteria found there. Our bodies are dwelling places for over 100 trillion bacterial and microbes — known as our microbiome. Besides breaking down our food, fighting infection and boosting our immune system, the microbiome plays an important role in our mental health.

John F. Cryan, a neuropharmacologist and microbiome expert from the University College Cork in Ireland, is ahead of the curve in exploring the link between gut and brain health. Working closely with gastroenterologists, microbiologists and psychiatrists, Cryan is finding the effects of gut bacteria on the brain.

Cryan, and fellow researchers, found that when mice are bred in sterile conditions — void of beneficial bacteria — they do not interact with other mice and behave with social awkwardness. When the microbiome was disrupted, the mice copied human anxiety and depression.

So what does this mean in terms of Strengthening the Brain-Gut Connection?

In one of Cryan’s studies, two varieties of Bifidobacterium produced by his lab were more effective than Lexapro when treating anxious and depressed behavior. In clinical trials, individuals taking probiotics reported feeling more resilient. The more researchers study the link between gastrointestinal problems and mood disruptions, the more convinced they become of how the two brains work together.
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Just in case you still think food/gut health doesn't affect your brain, read this. Take 2 minutes, it may inspire you to take better care of yourself!

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Troubling Habits of Chronically Unhappy People

Troubling Habits of Chronically Unhappy People | Emotional Intelligence Quotient | Scoop.it
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You don't do this, do you?!?

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Stephanie Gilchrist's curator insight, January 6, 4:03 PM

Don't Worry Be Happy!

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3 Leadership Super Powers for Joyful Success in 2016

3 Leadership Super Powers for Joyful Success in 2016 | Emotional Intelligence Quotient | Scoop.it
Being contagious is a super power. Being at choice is a super power. Showing up is a super power.
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These are simply personal super powers, not just reserved for leaders! Read the full article, it's worth a few minutes.

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Six Seconds Partners with Facebook and the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence to Launch InspirED, an Online Resource Center for Educators and Teens

Six Seconds Partners with Facebook and the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence to Launch InspirED, an Online Resource Center for Educators and Teens | Emotional Intelligence Quotient | Scoop.it
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Seconds is partnering with Facebook and the Yale Center for...
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What a fantastic resource for anyone working with children, teens! Congratulations #sixseconds You hit a home run!!

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New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy | Emotional Intelligence Quotient | Scoop.it
There's a lot of stuff about happiness on the internet, but what do neuroscientists say can *really* make you happy? Here are 4 things backed by research.
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Simple, yet powerful. Go for it!!

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Daniel Goleman on the Dalai Lama's Vision for Good • Six Seconds

Daniel Goleman on the Dalai Lama's Vision for Good • Six Seconds | Emotional Intelligence Quotient | Scoop.it
“Real change will take place when individuals transform themselves guided by the values that lie at the core of all human ethical systems, scientific findings, and common sense.” –the Dalai Lama If you could encourage people to make just one small change to transform the world, what would you ask them to do?  Daniel Goleman …
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How will you be a force for good?

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10 Things Emotionally-Intelligent People Do Not Do

Here are the habits of the people who have the capacity to be aware of what they feel. Who know how to express, process, dismantle and adjust their experience as they are their own locus of control.

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So do the opposite, strengthen your EI and awareness! 

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Stress Can Be a Good Thing If You Know How to Use It

Stress Can Be a Good Thing If You Know How to Use It | Emotional Intelligence Quotient | Scoop.it
A three-step approach.
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Emotional Intelligence can help you turn your distress into discovery and growth! Valuable tips..

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Boost Your Emotional Intelligence: Take The Five Day EQ Challenge

Boost Your Emotional Intelligence: Take The Five Day EQ Challenge | Emotional Intelligence Quotient | Scoop.it
We know that Emotional Intelligence can be learned, but like everything there's no quick fix. It takes time, commitment and dedication. So, how do we do it?
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You can do it - I know you can! Let me know how you did @EQCoachClason

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Agnes Ng's curator insight, September 4, 2015 2:20 AM

Boost your EQ to the next level by practising the "EQ exercises" each day.

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The 14 Habits of Highly Miserable People

The 14 Habits of Highly Miserable People | Emotional Intelligence Quotient | Scoop.it
How to succeed at self-sabotage.
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It's easy to miserable, here's some tips to make it even worse if that's what you choose.:(

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How Successful People Overcome Uncertainty

How Successful People Overcome Uncertainty | Emotional Intelligence Quotient | Scoop.it
Our brains are hardwired to make much of modern life difficult. This is especially true when it comes to dealing with uncertainty. On the bright side, if you know the right tricks, you can override your brain’s irrational tendencies and handle uncertainty effectively.Our brains give us fits when facing uncertainty because they’re wired to react to it with fear. In a recent study, a Caltech neuroeconomist imaged subjects’ brains as they were forced to make increasingly uncertain bets—the same kin
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great tips for handling the uncertainty of today's fast paced life

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10 Life Skills Never Taught, But Totally Essential

10 Life Skills Never Taught, But Totally Essential | Emotional Intelligence Quotient | Scoop.it
When it comes to creating a successful life, most of us were introduced to a variety of traditional skills designed to get us there. Habits like time management, creative thinking, and self-discipl...
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Definitely worth reading - skills a lot of people do not have!

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Val Emich's curator insight, January 28, 8:53 PM
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Life skills are soo important.  What are you teaching your kids? 

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7 Signs of a Highly Valuable Employee | Blog | The Other Kind of Smart

7 Signs of a Highly Valuable Employee | Blog | The Other Kind of Smart | Emotional Intelligence Quotient | Scoop.it
“When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.”                                                                 ~ Simon Sinek ~
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DIscretionary contribution is definitely a sign of an engaged person - at work or in the world.

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My Top 10 Leadership Insights For 2015

My Top 10 Leadership Insights For 2015 | Emotional Intelligence Quotient | Scoop.it
A look back at my Top 10 leadership insights from 2015 and how they can help leaders to become more successful in 2016.
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Use this as your checklist for what to learn and/or put into practice for 2016. I was inspired! I think you will be too!

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Coping Ahead for Your Holiday

Coping Ahead for Your Holiday | Emotional Intelligence Quotient | Scoop.it
What gets in the way of your enjoying the Holiday?Plan ahead so you are prepared this year.
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Some very good advice here for everyone! Take good care of yourself - you deserve it.

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Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain (How To Reverse The Damage)

Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain (How To Reverse The Damage) | Emotional Intelligence Quotient | Scoop.it
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Emotional Intelligence can help decrease your distress. Here's some help!
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Peggy Kelsey's curator insight, December 18, 2015 9:52 PM

And stress makes you more susceptible to procrastination. These strategies really do work. 

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The Importance of Emotional Energy

The Importance of Emotional Energy | Emotional Intelligence Quotient | Scoop.it
by Mimi O' Connor

We work hard every day. We pour our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energy into our home life, our work life, and our community. Not surprisingly, we often feel stretche
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Maybe your fatigue is emotional? Tips for turning it around

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How Your Brain Is Wired Reveals the Real You

How Your Brain Is Wired Reveals the Real You | Emotional Intelligence Quotient | Scoop.it
The Human Connectome Project finds surprising correlations between brain architecture and behavior
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Learning more about our amazing brains everyday!

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Is Emotional Intelligence Overrated? Forget IQ versus EQ

Is Emotional Intelligence Overrated? Forget IQ versus EQ | Emotional Intelligence Quotient | Scoop.it
Intelligence is not enough. We need to apply intelligence with the discernment that comes from awareness and compassion.
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It's not either/or. We need skills to do the task and interpersonal connection to do the task within a team, family, organization. 

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The Powerful Effect of Noticing Good Things at Work

The Powerful Effect of Noticing Good Things at Work | Emotional Intelligence Quotient | Scoop.it
End each day by writing down three positives.
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What are three positives about your workplace, your life? 3 a day helps keep the stress away!

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One of America's most loved authors says the most resilient people have these traits in common

One of America's most loved authors says the most resilient people have these traits in common | Emotional Intelligence Quotient | Scoop.it

contemporary neuroscience reveals that we're emotional beings first, thinking beings second...



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What a clear perspective on why emotional intelligence is such a valuable skill set! Must read!!

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Research: Technology Is Only Making Social Skills More Important

Research: Technology Is Only Making Social Skills More Important | Emotional Intelligence Quotient | Scoop.it
Technical skills are easier to automate.
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Another powerful reason to develop emotional intelligence skills!!

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Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence - Case Western Reserve University | Coursera

Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence - Case Western Reserve University | Coursera | Emotional Intelligence Quotient | Scoop.it
Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence from Case Western Reserve University. Emotional intelligence, hope, mindfulness, and compassion help a person reverse the damage of chronic stress and build great leadership relationships. The Positive and Negative Emotional Attractors inspire sustained, desired change and learning at many levels. Take free online classes from 120+ top universities and educational organizations. We partner with schools like Stanford, Yale, Princeton, and others
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What a great opportunity to study with one of the leaders in the field of Emotional Intelligence - free!! I believe there is something powerful about face-to-face classroom learning, especially in this field. However, this would be a great introduction to the concepts.

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