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December 4, 2017

There was a chain of events last Monday: a bad night’s sleep, a disagreement with a grumpy teenage son, a tricky conversation with my wife – all before 7.30am on a wet, grey Monday morning.

Funnily enough, I didn’t feel inclined to deal with that ‘stuff’ right then, I h...

November 1, 2017

This is the fifth and final part of this EQ series. You can read the others here: Part 1 Self AwarenessPart 2 Self RegulationPart 3 MotivationPart 4 Empathy.

The fifth element in Emotional Intelligence is Social Skill, which can be described as the ability to mana...

October 2, 2017

This is part 4 of this EQ series. You can read the others here: Part 1 Self AwarenessPart 2 Self RegulationPart 3 Motivation.

The fourth Emotional Intelligence skill is Empathy. 

Having awareness of the feelings and emotions of others is a key element in creating po...

September 4, 2017

In Part 2 of this series, we explored Self Regulation – the second step in developing Emotional Intelligence. If you haven’t seen that article, you can read it here.

The third step in raising your Emotional Intelligence is knowing – and using – your Motivation.

Motivatio...

August 1, 2017

In Part 1 of this series, we explored Self Awareness – the first step in developing Emotional Intelligence. If you haven’t seen that article, you can read it here.

The second step in raising your Emotional Intelligence is Self Regulation, defined as:  the ability to con...

July 3, 2017

You cannot be a good leader without self awareness.

The most compelling, trusted, respected leaders are aware of their emotions and state of mind, giving them the massive advantage of being able to regulate themselves; expertly choosing their responses and actions to ge...

June 7, 2017

Emotional Intelligence in the Leadership of an organisation is crucial for the development of a healthy culture that fosters employee engagement and commitment.This infographic from Norwich University online explains some of the differences between EQ and IQ. 

May 11, 2017

It was dark, cold and wet as we crawled up the dangerously exposed enemy beach.

As commander of the ‘point section’ responsible for securing the beach, the safety of 1,000 men was in my hands. My team and I were the sharp end of the wedge, in charge of navigating the un...

April 12, 2017

You hire people with the right skills. You pay them well. You give them bonuses. All the right things, right?

And yet, you find yourself constantly frustrated that they aren’t giving you 100%. When the pressure is on to meet deadlines or find solutions, it can be exaspe...

February 22, 2017

It’s not the mission statement. It’s not the paycheck. It’s not the perks.

It’s how you manage yourself.

Simple as it sounds, your influence is directly related to how well you regulate your emotional responses, make deliberate choices about your actions and how congruen...

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