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Can You Teach Emotional Intelligence?

Can You Teach Emotional Intelligence? | Emotional Intelligence (EQRocks!) | Scoop.it

The Secretary of Education isn't the only one who thinks so. Behind the growing movement for social and emotional learning.

“For the kids, it’s really, really working!”

 

Excellent article, with study numbers and examples. 

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Minarni Tirta's curator insight, July 1, 2013 7:33 PM

EQ really rocks! its presence is subtle but the result is real! To illustrate this :I was looking for my friend in one of those employment agencies when the scenario unfold.Later, I found out a little bit more about  " the offender" as I felt so sorry for her and chatted with her. Apparently 'the offender' is a trainer but was unfortunately finding it hard to land herself a job in the new land she just came to. She was 'enrolled' in one of the government's employment agencies, which was supposed to help her find a job ( by sending her CV to reverse marketers, setting up seminars for her to attend - on revamping CV and tailoring her cover letter to the job she is applying.) She was glad as these means she will also find new friends. One day she said she made a pact with her new found friends to practice one of her tools that she uses in her coaching/ training business. She was practicing one of her tools in one of the rooms in that organisation, when someone came up to her asked her what she was doing ( as it seemed to the untrained eyes, she was playing a board game but once she explained it, that someone told her that she needed to book the room first. So she duly waited for the manager and put what she was doing on hold. The way the manager came  & told the "offender" that was definitely not fitting what I expect of a manager. ( this was the part where I  actually the witnessed) I looked at the unfolding scenario with a sense of disbelieved.  While the manager maybe correct (all organisations have in place their rules and regulations), the way 'the offender' was being handled was really demeaning and lacking of respect.  Instead of saying "I am sorry but this place is strictly for job searching only and you will need to practice elsewhere"( or something along the line) , she came up with words that were quite hurtful and the attitude was one of " I am the rule here, follow or out". what makes it worse was the fact it was on the public domain part of the organisation.Undoubtedly 'the offender' reacted in ways fished out by the manager heavy handling of her(she later told me) . She felt like a criminal and at any one time, there were 2 people ( the manager and another sturdy man, next to the manager, ever ready to bounce her from the organisation).

 

understandably the manager has to be firm and stern as some of the unemployed probably already demoralized and not themselves, can be insensitive or even unreasonable, but I wonder at the same time, if the manager was also proactively looking for that kind of behaviour by the way she handled the 'offender'?

ALL jobs need EQ, but especailly so with jobs that connect you with others and jobs that need you to built human relationship, having human touch. With EQ tools we will be able to diffuse the situation in a better way. Like everything else EQ gets better with more practice. so kids and EQ is definitely a good idea, no, It is a great idea! and it is definitely "TAUGHTABLE!" ( did I just coined a new word?):)

Garth Sanginiti's curator insight, July 3, 2013 7:49 PM

"At a recent congressional hearing, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan agreed with Shriver’s positive assessment of SEL’s potential. "These are learned skills," he said. "Children can have huge challenges, but when you help them learn how to handle them, you have a chance … If we are not addressing this, we're not in the game."

John Michel's curator insight, July 4, 2013 10:55 AM

Empowering students with tools and techniques to calm themselves, observe the world, and exert positive pressure on their environments reduces the distraction caused by inner and outer turmoil, freeing kids up to concentrate more effectively on the rest of what they are learning. In this way, SEL not only helps enhance students’ emotional wellbeing and maturity but also improves their academic achievement.

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Top5 - Keys to Rewarding Achievement - ManagersDoor.com

Top5 - Keys to Rewarding Achievement - ManagersDoor.com | Emotional Intelligence (EQRocks!) | Scoop.it
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Short, powerful tips on how to Reward people, using EQ-based motivators.

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9 Slightly Crazy Things That Might Make You Wildly Productive

9 Slightly Crazy Things That Might Make You Wildly Productive | Emotional Intelligence (EQRocks!) | Scoop.it
Break up your routine with these secret (slightly off-the-wall) tricks to jump-starting your productivity.
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Have fun with these cool ways to make yourself feel better -- NOW!

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Deborah Lange's curator insight, April 26, 2013 4:01 PM

YES, being playful is good for your body, mind and soul! Be playful today and share what playful thing you did today and how it made you feel. 

Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, April 29, 2013 1:05 PM

Also worth reading in that regard: Buddha's brain!

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flickspire - Life is like Coffee

Do you know people that just seem to be happier in general? Do you say to yourself, "I want to be more like them"? Often, the happiest people in the world don't have the best of everything...they just make the best of everything!
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What's the most important part of life?  Turn up your speakers and read, and watch, this inspirational video.

We always have choices! 

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The Difference Between Self-Esteem and Selfishness

The Difference Between Self-Esteem and Selfishness | Emotional Intelligence (EQRocks!) | Scoop.it
Some people erroneously equate having a healthy self-esteem with selfishness. Self-esteem is essential to who we are whereas selfishness prevents us from having regard for others. Read more to find out the differences between these two concepts.
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Here's a great EQ distinction that can help you feel much better about yourself, and about you taking care of yourself!

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Three Essential Facts About Feelings - Six Seconds

Three Essential Facts About Feelings - Six Seconds | Emotional Intelligence (EQRocks!) | Scoop.it
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Here's a nice, short summary of the importance of accepting and understanding our body's natural, message-carrying emotions!

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Fuel Innovation thru Negative Emotions

Fuel Innovation thru Negative Emotions | Emotional Intelligence (EQRocks!) | Scoop.it
Have you ever seen a leader authentically invite employees to openly talk about whatever they’re feeling, even when it’s anger directed toward the leader or the company? Chances are you haven’t, because most leaders would consider this inappropri...
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ADVANCED EQ SKILLS: How about letting people/employees/teammates/family vent... but it's NOT about finger-pointing... it's about "I" messages and taking responsibility for our own thoughts, feelings and behaviours.  When negative emotions can be expressed, and accepted, with the intention on releasing/healing them, they can be oh, so helpful.  Excellent article... read on...

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An Introduction to Social and Emotional Learning

An Introduction to Social and Emotional Learning | Emotional Intelligence (EQRocks!) | Scoop.it
An Introduction to Social and Emotional Learning
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"Emotional intelligence must be developed in children before any other learning can effectively take place."

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Stacey Ward's curator insight, February 28, 3:40 PM

Great starting point

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To This Day

To This Day is a project based on a spoken word poem written by Shane Koyczan (http://www.shanekoyczan.com) called “To This Day”, to further explore the profound…
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FANTASTIC video on how it feels to be a kid... how sticks and stones may hurt, but only for a time, while words CAN hurt us... sometimes permanently (unless we do some emotional healing).  Grab a tissue and watch (07:37)!

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10 Things Thriving Leaders Need to Know - Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity

10 Things Thriving Leaders Need to Know - Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity | Emotional Intelligence (EQRocks!) | Scoop.it
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Good read...

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Best Way to Apologize? Starbucks, Business Experts on the Art of Saying Sorry

Best Way to Apologize? Starbucks, Business Experts on the Art of Saying Sorry | Emotional Intelligence (EQRocks!) | Scoop.it
Understanding the benefit of a well-meaning apology, and how to best craft one, can help you become a truly great leader.
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Marshall Goldsmith, one of the world’s leading executive coaches, said, “I regard apologizing as the most magical, healing, restorative gesture human beings can make.”  Learn this vital EQ skill!

"Love means never having to say your sorry"... bull! 

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KarmaTube: The Happiest Man in Sri Lanka

KarmaTube: The Happiest Man in Sri Lanka | Emotional Intelligence (EQRocks!) | Scoop.it
W.V. Sugathapala Damameella Watta is a security guard for a bakery in a small town south of Colombo, Sri Lanka, struggling to provide for his family of 5. Can he possibly the the happiest man alive?
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Happiness is a Choice!  Live it (like this guys does)!

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Viraja Maganti's comment, March 15, 2013 9:35 PM
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EQ-101, #2: The Art & Science of Emotional Intelligence - Emotional Healing

Emotional healing can help us 'get over' almost anything! See how emotions are created, how they join with our Thoughts to create our Behaviours, and step-by...
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In part 2 of EQ-101, Paula and I discuss 'emotional healing', and take you (me) thru an exercise which shows how feelings and our current behaviours are developed and how to unravel them, and make sense of yourself and others!  Let me know your thoughts ... Enjoy!

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Three Words That Will Transform Your Career

Three Words That Will Transform Your Career | Emotional Intelligence (EQRocks!) | Scoop.it
Every time you encounter another person, think: help this person. It's not altruistic. Nothing else can so quickly supercharge your career and improve the quality of your life.When you walk into
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Absolutely!  "Help This Person" changes everything about how you feel and how you connect with others.  Try it!

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David Hain's curator insight, June 6, 2013 11:29 PM

What you give is what you will get...

Ken Donaldson's curator insight, July 1, 2013 8:04 AM

"Help this person..." three simple words that make a world of difference.

Garth Sanginiti's curator insight, July 3, 2013 7:39 PM

"For those of us with a soul and a heart, the only real choice is to succeed by helping others.  By first thinking help this person, you will change the ways that others perceive you. There is no faster or more effective way to change your interactions and relationships. You will be viewed as a positive, constructive, helpful and dependable person. People will think you are more perceptive, attentive and understanding."

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The Complete Guide to Daily Stress

The Complete Guide to Daily Stress | Emotional Intelligence (EQRocks!) | Scoop.it
If you want to master the stress in your life, know when it’s time to embrace stressful and challenging activities, and know when it’s time to take a step back and just relax for a little bit.
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The Science of Self-Improvment. Some great tips on handling stress.  

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Michele Lecerre's curator insight, June 7, 2013 1:08 AM

Not managed stress is also known as creativity killer...

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Increasing Stress, Decreasing Empathy: Need Emotional Intelligence

Increasing Stress, Decreasing Empathy: Need Emotional Intelligence | Emotional Intelligence (EQRocks!) | Scoop.it
Research shows stress is increasing: health problems & business costs. Empathy is decreasing to damage collaboration: The case for emotional intelligence
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WebMD says three out of four US medical visits are stress related!!  Want less stress in your life?  Learn EQ!!

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Michele Lecerre's curator insight, April 23, 2013 7:27 AM

Stress is also well known to decrease our ability to innovate, as we rely only on limbic/reptilian brain when stressed (with no access to neocortex ideas and projections in the bigger picture)

Garth Sanginiti's curator insight, July 3, 2013 7:46 PM

"Stress kills, costs billions of dollars, reduces quality of life, drives economic meltdown and is even destroying the environment."

Minarni Tirta's curator insight, August 10, 2013 11:27 PM
If not because of EQ. Walking my talk, I would not be where I am now. EQ definitely works!
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Emotional Intelligence Case Study - Amadori for McDonalds - EQ Climate

Emotional Intelligence Case Study - Amadori for McDonalds - EQ Climate | Emotional Intelligence (EQRocks!) | Scoop.it
Emotional intelligence in business research study shows benefits of EI on organizational performance. Higher EQ leaders create better organizational climate
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Read about this amazing case study on a company who implemented EQ in their ranks in a big way, and was rewarded with HUGE results!  If you need statistical proof that EQ has a very high ROI, read this...

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David Hain's curator insight, April 11, 2013 11:48 PM

Great case study from Six Seconds!

Michele Lecerre's curator insight, April 23, 2013 12:13 PM

Read this amazing study about importance of E.Q in organizations and the according shift in leadership.

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COACHING WITH DR. GEORGIANA SPRADLING | Emotionskills.com

COACHING WITH DR. GEORGIANA SPRADLING | Emotionskills.com | Emotional Intelligence (EQRocks!) | Scoop.it
We can help you become more skilled at managing your emotions and those of others, especially anger, fear and sadness.
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Emotion Coaching by a seasoned pro -- Excellent!!

If you need help with EQ, get some, soon.  You'll thank yourself for the rest of your life!

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Educate the Heart

Prepare our children for this world. Educate the heart. It's already happening around the world with astonishing results. http://educatingtheheart.org Video ...
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Beautiful video on the importance of educating our heart, as well as our mind.  Heart matters!

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Debra Manchester's curator insight, April 21, 2013 1:39 PM

Take a moment to watch this creative video.

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12 Tips for Handling Difficult Conversations

12 Tips for Handling Difficult Conversations | Emotional Intelligence (EQRocks!) | Scoop.it
Take your leadership skills to the next level by getting comfortable with confrontation. Here are 12 ways to diffuse difficult people.
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We all have an inner, EQ-savvy voice that tells us when we need to have a difficult conversation with someone... Do it... these should help!

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Patricia Clason's curator insight, March 29, 2013 6:13 AM

Great ideas, add this one: Appreciate what is good about your difficult person. It shifts your attitude about the person and the conversation!

Garth Sanginiti's curator insight, July 24, 2013 5:33 PM

"The consequence of not having that uncomfortable conversation is costly. A CPP Inc. study of workplace conflict reveals that employees in the U.S. spend roughly 2.8 hours per week dealing with conflict. Thirty-three percent of employees report that the conflict led to personal injury and attacks, and 22 percent report that it led to illness and absence from work. Ten percent report that project failure was a direct result of conflict. A similar study by Psychometrics in Canada, showed that 32 percent of employees have to deal with conflict regularly. More alarming is a recent study by Accenture revealing that, even in this challenging economic climate, 35 percent of employees leave their jobs voluntarily because of internal politics."

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Ultimate Motivation No Excuses

Motivation is one of the most powerful forces in the universe. It gives us the power and intent to go after our dreams and make them become reality. Motivati...
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Excellent video to get your heart pumping and your confidence up to achieve your dreams!

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Garth Sanginiti's curator insight, July 9, 2013 6:51 PM

Awesome video on motiviation!  Enjoy!

John Michel's curator insight, July 9, 2013 9:08 PM

Worth the watch.

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Parenting Magazine about Raising Children with Emotional Intelligence | happychild.com

Parenting Magazine about Raising Children with Emotional Intelligence | happychild.com | Emotional Intelligence (EQRocks!) | Scoop.it
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Helping parents raise children with Emotional Intelligence!

Tons of practical resources for helping you parent, and your kids grow! 

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3 Simple Conversations That Will Change The Rest Of Your Life. | Edgy Conversations

Any situation, no matter how bad it might appear at first, can be  remedied with the right conversation.  So being a master of that right conversation is an invaluable skill to have.  Without it, you find yourself alienating advocates and burning bridges.

 
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3 Great Questions (and essential EQ skills):

"Thank You..." -- gratitude

"I'm sorry..." -- humility, single biggest barrier to relationships(!)
"Why?" -- curiosity

The right conversation will take very little time, cost you nothing (except some courage) and could very well transform your life! 

 
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Maximize your "Aha!" Moment

Maximize your "Aha!" Moment | Emotional Intelligence (EQRocks!) | Scoop.it
Brain studies on creativity reveal what goes on at that "Aha!" moment when we get a sudden insight. If you measure EEG brain waves during a creative moment, it turns out there is very high
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"What's the best way to mobilize this brain ability?  It's first to concentrate intently on the goal or problem, and then relax into stage three: LET GO!"

Short, powerful article! 

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How To Really Understand Your Emotions

How To Really Understand Your Emotions | Emotional Intelligence (EQRocks!) | Scoop.it
One of the most important aspects of being human is the fact that we have feelings -- all day long. And yet, rarely are we taught healthy ways to cope with them. Who among us learned about coping with emotions in school?
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Feelings matter.  If we want to Heal it, we gotta FEEL it!

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David Hain's curator insight, March 15, 2013 12:18 AM

As the Germans say - "put the fish on the table"...

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An Empathy Video That Asks You To Stand in Someone Else's Shoes

An Empathy Video That Asks You To Stand in Someone Else's Shoes | Emotional Intelligence (EQRocks!) | Scoop.it
If you could stand in someone else's shoes... Hear what they hear. See what they see. Feel what they feel. Would you treat them differently? A video that speaks to the connections we all need.
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"In the end, it's about human connection. When we relate to those around us by understanding their back stories and their circumstances, we improve the way we work, the way we live, the way we take care of one another, the way we relate going forward and, as Martin Luther King Jr. would say, building the "beloved community" that edifies us all!"

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