We don’t like to admit we are wrong.

Do you know someone who seems to be unable to control their emotions? Maybe you feel this way yourself at times. We all have varying degrees of emotional intelligence. Although it’s difficult to face our challenges and shift our behaviors, it can be done. During today’s episode, Dr. Janet Pilcher shares 9 Signs of Low Emotional Intelligence from Kendra Cherry via Very Well Mind as well as her own reflections about how we compensate for these behaviors. When we commit to a defined change in behavior, we make a difference in the way we interact with others.

This episode addresses questions, such as:

  • What are the characteristics of people with low EQ?
  • How do low EQ behaviors impact people and teams?
  • Why is it important to balance traits like ‘dare’ with discipline?

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Some of the best leaders are critical thinkers, creative problem solvers and natural prioritizers. Another trait that a great leader must have is emotional intelligence. Unfortunately, statistics show that as leaders “climb up the corporate ladder”, their emotional intelligence (EQ) often decreases.

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emotional intelligence9P| EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is awareness of your own feelings and those of others, regulating these feelings in yourself and others, using emotions that are appropriate to the situation, self-motivation, and building relationships (Jensen, 2012). Emotional Intelligence is based on the connection between what you see and what you do with yourself and others. What does EQ look like?

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sharpening emotional intelligence9P | SHARPENING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

The classic view of emotions goes back to Plato, Hippocrates, and Aristotle. Emotions are thought to be a brutal reflex, fighting on occasion with our rationality. After nearly a century of scientific effort, researchers can’t find a consistent physical fingerprint for even a single emotion. Emotions are not hardwired and are not universal! So, how do we sharpen our emotional intelligence?

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Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is awareness of your own feelings and those of other and the ability to regulate these feelings. EQ is based on the connection between what you see and what you do with yourself and others. Consider the case scenario below. How might EQ impact your approach and success?

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