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Why empathy makes you more helpful

Why empathy makes you more helpful | Influence, EQ & Persuasion | Scoop.it
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 18, 2013 5:41 PM

Empathy is important and it is more than a process of self-determination. It is something that when there shines through and leads the way.

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Five Ways to Bolster Your Child's Emotional Intelligence

Five Ways to Bolster Your Child's Emotional Intelligence | Influence, EQ & Persuasion | Scoop.it
Talk about feelings. Describe how sadness, happiness, anger and other emotions feel in the body.
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At Work, Emotional Intelligence Pays

At Work, Emotional Intelligence Pays | Influence, EQ & Persuasion | Scoop.it
The ability to read colleagues' emotions at work indirectly predicts annual income, a recent study finds.
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Are You Being Too Assertive? Not Enough?

Are You Being Too Assertive? Not Enough? | Influence, EQ & Persuasion | Scoop.it
Many people want to be more assertive in the workplace. Being assertive can help you voice your opinions to your coworkers, help you negotiate that promotion and pay raise, and also has a number of health benefits. Many people want to be more asserti...
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6 Secrets to Resolve Your Toughest Workplace Battles

When it comes to creating alignment, healthy conflict is really healthy
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3 Ways We Confuse Emotions with Emotional Intelligence

3 Ways We Confuse Emotions with Emotional Intelligence | Influence, EQ & Persuasion | Scoop.it
It often surprises my executive coaching clients how important their emotions are to their workplace success. Most of us have been trained to keep our emotions out of the office, so we let lag an ongoing investment in our Emotional Intelligence [...]
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Why Emotional Intelligence Gives Investors An Edge

Why Emotional Intelligence Gives Investors An Edge | Influence, EQ & Persuasion | Scoop.it
The amount of information available to investors today is mind-boggling. Not only is there a ridiculous number of opinions and research reports available, but the ability we have to sort through historical market data is something investors from past eras could only dream of. Computing power now all
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Emotional Intelligence: Cult or Competitive Advantage?

Emotional Intelligence: Cult or Competitive Advantage? | Influence, EQ & Persuasion | Scoop.it
Behavioral intelligence, social fluency, the ability to apply emotional intelligence -- these are the teachable skills that can launch people into greater professional and personal success....
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Emotional intelligence is the other kind of smart.. - How smart are you?

Emotional intelligence is the other kind of smart.. - How smart are you? | Influence, EQ & Persuasion | Scoop.it
Emotional Intelligence Is the Other Kind of Smart. -Talentsmart In 1994, I took the ACT because my counselor and mother said I needed to. I scored a 24, which opened college doors for me. Keep in m...
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Are Your Emotions Sabotaging Your Success?

Are Your Emotions Sabotaging Your Success? | Influence, EQ & Persuasion | Scoop.it
These 3 tips will help you manage your emotions and achieve the best results in business
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5 Strategies To Prepare For A Difficult Conversation At Work

5 Strategies To Prepare For A Difficult Conversation At Work | Influence, EQ & Persuasion | Scoop.it
Before saying these four dreaded words to a colleague: "We need to talk," here's how to make a tough confrontation go smoothly.
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Self-Esteem – Part Emotion, Part Business Skill

Self-Esteem – Part Emotion, Part Business Skill | Influence, EQ & Persuasion | Scoop.it
How you feel about and treat yourself directly affects your relationships, and in the hospitality industry managing internal and external relationships is a fundamental and critical business skill. Often success in building relationships is rightfully credited to factors like a person's level of Extroversion, Service Orientation, or Emotional Intelligence ('EQ': the ability to perceive and express emotion, assimilate emotion in thought, understand and reason with emotion, and regulate emotion).
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Lessons Our Emotions Can Teach Us — and How We Can Learn

Lessons Our Emotions Can Teach Us — and How We Can Learn | Influence, EQ & Persuasion | Scoop.it
Many of us dismiss our emotions. We think of them as capricious and inconvenient. We think they stall problem-solving. We think they take too much time to process, and we don’t have the luxury of simply sitting and stewing.
If we grew up in a home where...
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Why Should Supervisors and New Managers Develop Emotional Intelligence?

Why Should Supervisors and New Managers Develop Emotional Intelligence? | Influence, EQ & Persuasion | Scoop.it
Guest post by Kerry Anne Cassidy

For many, many years, we all thought and were told that you had to have a high IQ in order to get ahead in the world of work.
That all changed in 1995 when Daniel Goleman released his first book on Emotional Intelligence called: “Emotional Intelligence – Why it can matter more than IQ”
Since then, countless scholars, scientists, doctors and business people have been studying and learning more and more about this ever-expanding topic and its influence on success.
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Emotional Intelligence and Crisis: Does it Matter?

Emotional Intelligence and Crisis: Does it Matter? | Influence, EQ & Persuasion | Scoop.it
Every time an individual creates a connection to his or her emotional state they are in effect enhancing their Emotional Intelligence. There are several ways to increase Emotional Intelligence, not mentioned here....
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Eight Ways to Say No With Grace and Style

Eight Ways to Say No With Grace and Style | Influence, EQ & Persuasion | Scoop.it
Saying no is its own leadership capability. It is not just a peripheral skill. As with any ability, we start with limited experience.
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When You Criticize Someone, You Make It Harder for that Person to Change

When You Criticize Someone, You Make It Harder for that Person to Change | Influence, EQ & Persuasion | Scoop.it
The defensive brain is not the listening-and-learning brain.
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Jerry Busone's curator insight, November 16, 8:47 AM

Focus on a persons dreams to engage them and balance the feedback you give to develop them. Too many leaders only go one way.

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4 Habits Of Good Listeners

4 Habits Of Good Listeners | Influence, EQ & Persuasion | Scoop.it
If you've ever been called out for talking too much, come up for air and try one of these four listening techniques.
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Ellen Naylor's curator insight, November 11, 1:17 PM

My favorite of these 4 is silence. We are expected to fill in our conversation with words. Silence allows you both to reflect on your words and what's not said. This is a great way to encourage sharing. What are some of the ways you listen?

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Why Mindfulness Is The Foundation Of Emotional Intelligence

Why Mindfulness Is The Foundation Of Emotional Intelligence | Influence, EQ & Persuasion | Scoop.it
A growing body of research shows that meditation is an effective way to boost focus, zap stress, relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression, and reduce inflammation, among other benefits. And according to some mindfulness experts, a meditation practi...
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How to Negotiate with Difficult and Aggressive People

How to Negotiate with Difficult and Aggressive People | Influence, EQ & Persuasion | Scoop.it
How to Negotiate with Difficult, Aggressive, and Controlling People
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Emotional Intelligence: The Real Key for Doubling Effectiveness

Emotional Intelligence: The Real Key for Doubling Effectiveness | Influence, EQ & Persuasion | Scoop.it
You gotta love these claims to double your sales in 24 months, to lose 30
pounds in 90 days, or to break incredible sales quotas in record time. The
list goes on: rock hard abs, sizzling romance, remarkable results in a
matter of days (not even months or weeks- days!)

Well, let me weigh in: I don’t know much about rock hard abs, but I do
believe your professional and personal effectiveness can double by
understanding and applying one game-changing key:

Building world-class personal belief
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David Hain's curator insight, October 16, 1:46 AM

"You will become what you focus on. And if you do not determine your focus, the ebb and flow of your emotions will dictate your daily results." ~ @Steve Gutzler