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Creativity Goes With Emotional Intelligence

Way back when I was a wee graduate student at the University of New Hampshire, I was working with Jack Mayer on developing one of the first ability-based measures of emotional intelligence (Mayer & Geher, 1996). I had no clue at the time that working with Jack on this topic was really working at the […]

Emotional Intelligence Has 12 Elements. Which Do You Need to Work On?

Esther is a well-liked manager of a small team. Kind and respectful, she is sensitive to the needs of others. She is a problem solver; she tends to see setbacks as opportunities. She’s always engaged and is a source of calm to her colleagues. Her manager feels lucky to have such an easy direct report […]

The 10 Reasons Why You Need Emotional Intelligence

What are the top reasons you need to develop and enhance your Emotional Intelligence (EI)? After working with thousands of executives and leaders and focusing on helping them raise their Emotional Intelligence for the last 20 years, both individually and in their organizations, I wanted to summarize some of the key benefits for you. Source: […]

‘Psychic robot’ will know what you really meant to do

Bioengineers have developed a mathematical algorithm that can “see” your intention while performing an ordinary action like reaching for a cup or driving straight up a road — even if the action is interrupted. Source: ‘Psychic robot’ will know what you really meant to do — ScienceDaily

Declining Student Resilience: A Serious Problem for Colleges

Peter Grey: A year ago I received an invitation from the head of Counseling Services to join other faculty and administrators, at the university I’m associated with, for discussions about how to deal with the decline in resilience among students. At the first meeting, we learned that emergency calls to Counseling had more than doubled over […]

How to Use Your Emotions to Build Relationships that Work

Knowing your attachment style and how it leads you to perceive (or not perceive) social threats, interact with others, and process emotions is half of the battle when it comes to establishing and maintaining healthy relationships. The other half of the battle involves using emotions effectively to solve interpersonal problems instead of allowing your emotions […]

The Origins of Emotional Intelligence: The Embryology of Emotions and The Roots of Human Motivation

Daniel Goleman, book Emotional Intelligence, highlights the importance of understanding our emotional life. He says the purpose of his voyage is “to bring intelligence to emotions” (p. xii). This is right on target! And what is “emotional intelligence”? Goleman uses several phrases to describe what he is getting at: self-control, zeal and persistence, the ability […]

Does Emotional Intelligence Make a Person Smart?

Some might view intelligence as how smart a person is based upon his or her job title, education, social status or even income. A physics professor with a doctorate might be viewed as more intelligent than a manual laborer with no college degree, but this is not necessarily true. Intelligence not only depends on the […]

Inside Out: emotional intelligence made easy- maybe too easy

Our inner conflicts are usually so well hidden that we don’t even see them ourselves, so it’s fascinating to see them blown up on a movie screen. The new Pixar movie, Inside Out, is set inside a person’s brain, and the emotions are the main characters. It’s fun to watch the personified Joy, Sadness, Anger, […]