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The Global Search for Education: New Study - Social and Emotional Learning

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.04.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The Second Step Program in the United States introduces age-appropriate weekly lessons for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. They include activ...

The Donald's Defect: Why EQ Trumps IQ

Alex Budak | Posted 07.20.2015 | Impact
Alex Budak

With the attention Donald Trump has been attracting the last few weeks, many people fall into one of two camps: outrage and embarrassment or mocking and derision. I suggest there's a third, more productive, way to examine things.

Four Ways to Amp Up Your Emotional Intelligence Today

Anne Loehr | Posted 06.05.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

You can improve your EQ by practicing active listening, empathy, responding rather than reacting and listening to your body. But it's important to remember that developing Emotional Intelligence is a lifelong practice, and there is always room for improvement.

Why Emotional Intelligence Affects the Bottom Line

Anne Loehr | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

There are five parts of communication -- what's said, what's not said, words, tone of voice, and body language. Active listening is the process of fully attending to all parts of someone's communication.

Leadership Lessons from the Kitchen: What Mother's Day Brunch Can Teach Us About Teamwork

Anne Loehr | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

Today, I'd like you to join me at brunch, my favorite meal. Before you start salivating over the idea of a Croque Monsieur, I should tell you that you'll be joining me in the kitchen. Not just any kitchen--the kitchen of a busy restaurant.

Beyond EQ: Why Do We Fail to Take a Deep Breath in a Tough Situation?

Karthik Rajan | Posted 06.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Karthik Rajan

We look for external solutions that can help us handle difficult situations. Sometimes the best solution is all internal. This blog is an analytical t...

Beyond IQ and EQ, How Are Human Networks Connected?

Karthik Rajan | Posted 06.07.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

When you pop the question -- what is the innate quality of individuals that drive their success -- psychologists of repute have come up some interesting answers.

The Rise of the Wisdom Worker

Mark HT Ridinger, MD | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Mark HT Ridinger, MD

Conventional wisdom has it that the knowledge worker will reign supreme well into the 21st century. The thing is, many aspects of "knowledge work" are being replaced by technology, most notably artificial intelligence.

Shaping an Empathic Tomorrow

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 09.12.2014 | Parents
Devishobha Ramanan

It was a usual evening. After finishing with the homework, I was ushering the kids out the door for their playtime when I suddenly felt a sharp, debilitating pain in my abdomen. I staggered to the couch and slumped into it.

How to Deal with Stress, Maintain Presence and Deliver Strong Leadership

Anne Loehr | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

Heart and head. You don't usually hear those terms together in the business world. Yet according to Harvard Business Review, you need both to be a successful leader. I couldn't agree more.

Dare to Be 100: The Flynn Effect -- Smarter and Older

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

James Flynn is a New Zealand psychologist who proposed in 1987 that the world is getting smarter. (1) He based his summary statements on observations ...

Why Empathy Precedes Compassion

Cindy Wigglesworth | Posted 05.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Cindy Wigglesworth

Empathy minus the feeling of being overwhelmed moves us in the direction of compassion. It enables us to be a loving force for good in the world.

The "E" in E-Communication: Electronic or Evasive?

Suzanne de Janasz | Posted 02.25.2013 | Technology
Suzanne de Janasz

E-communication has enabled the evolution of a new breed of user -- one with little social skills or emotional intelligence.

How Your Ego Causes Unnecessary Drama (And How To Stop It)

Cindy Wigglesworth | Posted 11.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Cindy Wigglesworth

My internal arguments would be a bit embarrassing to replay -- but they are part of being human. Watching my mind at work has been such a humbling and wisdom-building process. It is amazing how my ego can see "danger" in harmless situations.

Brains, Emotions and Attitudes: What A Few Telling Qs Reveal About You

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Inder Sidhu

On TV, he's Dwight Schrute, the over-achieving, over-bearing salesman from NBC's Thursday-night hit, The Office. In real life, there's someone just l...

`Emotional Intelligence' a New Hiring Criterion

The Boston Globe | Erica Noonan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

In this job market, it's not just who you know, or even what skills you've mastered. It's how well you understand other people that will get you ahead...