Emotional Intelligence

What’s your GRIT rating?

April 30, 2015
Heard of GRIT? Here’s your primer on the formula by Paul Stoltz, who studies resilience and is CEO of training company Peak Learning.

Want something? Ask 5 things first

April 21, 2015
When you ask for something that will advance your career, ask yourself these things first.

For women, a guide to giving fear the boot

March 30, 2015
One of the key differences between the genders, Dana Theus explained in her recent webinar, Woman’s Guide to Communicating With Confidence, is that women tend not to have grown up being pushed into risk-taking the way men are. As a result, women overall take more considered risks, waiting for certainty before thinking, “The time has come. I’m going for it.” But that just might keep a career stuck in neutral.

Look beyond brute force to win

March 17, 2015

For years, Chris McCormack viewed Mike Tyson as a better boxer than Muhammad Ali. McCormack is a triathlete, two-time winner of the Ironman World Championship and a boxing fan. She admired Tyson’s savage force in the ring. But McCormack reassessed her opinion after a friend urged her to study Ali’s career.

Hang tough and follow through

March 5, 2015
During a recent Q&A, actor Kevin Costner offered his rules for living.

Look at your life like a movie

March 3, 2015
Dubbed “Dr. Happiness,” Ed Diener has researched human emotion for 30 years. The University of Illinois psychology professor emeritus concludes that “subjective wellbeing” contributes to overall life satisfaction.

Stay attentive even when angry

February 23, 2015
If you don’t like what you hear, it’s tempting to pick a fight. But that rarely brings opposing parties closer together.

Overcome barriers to listen better

January 7, 2015
Research shows that we tend to retain less than 10% of what we hear in a face to face conversation. Identify potential listening traps and take steps to avoid them.

7 traits of a good leader

December 9, 2014

Labeling leadership traits as “masculine” or “feminine” is just a mental shortcut based on popular culture, not facts. We keep taking the shortcut because it’s easy, but these traits, traditionally associated with women, can help anyone lead.

Curiosity helps to influence others

November 12, 2014
Curiosity is free, it’s a mindset you can de­­velop, and it’s the perfect antidote to uncertainty, says executive coach Sue Bethanis.