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Independence: Why Is It So Important? What Is The Opposite of Independence?

What Does Affirmation Mean? How does independence relate to affirmation? The reason for this question? Independence was the original message of this blog because independence is one of 15 elements of EQ. The reason for the change: I assumed dependence was the opposite of independence. I’m not too sure now.…
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Emotional Intelligence

What is Assertiveness? How To Be More Assertive.

What is Assertive? Being assertive is not about being right all the time. It is more about getting what you want in a way that doesn’t trample on someone else’s feelings or neglects other’s needs. The emotionally intelligent understand this. The opposite of assertiveness could be aggressiveness. It could also…
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Emotional Intelligence Soft Skills

How To Become A CEO. What Does A Chief Executive Do?

How To Become A CEO How to become a CEO. The research is in. A 10 year study of 2,600 CEOs and 17,000 assessments and the results will probably surprise you. There were four things the majority of CEOs did as junior executives that propelled them all the way up…
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Emotional Intelligence

What Is Self Awareness? What Does It Mean To Be Self Aware?

How To Be Self Aware How to become self aware. To be self aware is to fully comprehend our thoughts, feelings and actions. And, perhaps more importantly, how our thoughts, feelings and actions affect self and others. It is the ability to look at our life as others see us.…
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Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Expression: How To Express Your Feelings

How To Communicate & Improve Communication Skills Emotional expression is the ability to communicate exactly what one feels in a way that is completely understood. This involves being forthcoming and transparent with one’s feelings and emotions. But how does emotional expression normally occur? Emotionally! Yeah, with a lot of emotion.…
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Emotional Intelligence

Self-Actualization: A Misunderstood Aspect of Emotional Intelligence

What Is Self-Actualization? Self-Actualization: I still remember hearing those two words put together. It was in Psych 101 when the professor mentioned Abraham Maslow. Maslow is now famous for his theory of Hierarchy of Needs. This can be a very sensitive area especially for those who disregard the notion of…
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Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Self Awareness: The Foundation of Emotional Intelligence

How To Improve Your Emotional Intelligence If emotional intelligence were a house, emotional self awareness would be the basement. Our belongings and our emotions spend much of the time sealed up and out of sight. Hence, it is only when we have a need that we use the box cutter…
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Emotional Intelligence

How To Increse Your Emotional Intelligence: 360 Feedback

360 Degree Feedback Emotional Intelligence growth is possible and the fastest way is to use 360 feedback. This feedback mechanism gains insight from people all around you: boss, peers and subordinates as well as self assessment. 360 feedback rarely works when executives are more concerned with their ego than their…
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Emotional Intelligence

15 Questions To Assess Your Self Awareness

Developing Self Awareness Senior managers landed their C-suite jobs because they delivered strong results and possess political savvy. However, many of these same leaders could not tell you the combination of practices that led to their success. A  recent study reveals the answer is found in their use of soft…
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