Are You Emotionally Predictable?

Are You Emotionally Predictable?

Amanda pulls into the parking lot spilling her coffee down her freshly pressed shirt. After dropping her kids off at daycare, she panics at the amount of time needed to get to her department’s staff meeting once she parks. She thinks to herself, “I cannot continue to...
How Does Your Leadership Feel?

How Does Your Leadership Feel?

How do you know if you are a good boss or a bad boss? How do you assess if you are balanced in your technical intelligence (the what of your job) and your emotional intelligence (the how of your job)? Emotional intelligence or EQ, is the cognitive ability to perceive...
Emotional Intelligence and Money

Emotional Intelligence and Money

I love the saying “there is only one relationship here.” Whether it is our diet, our family, bosses and coworkers, or the things we own, we are always in relationship with ourselves first – and then we project this intra-personal relationship out into the world. So it...
Not Chasing a Man

Not Chasing a Man

My thirteen-year old daughter asked me this question this week. “Mom, do guys still hit on you?” I abruptly said, “No, I am too old for that!” After a few minutes of reflection, though, I recalled an encounter that happened last year. It was summer and I was driving...
Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught?

Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught?

I recently read an enlightening case study about Emotional Intelligence (EQ) that exemplifies the importance of how these principles are applied. In the study, a very successful company hired an emotional intelligence consultant to teach EQ as part of the training...
Emotional Intelligence Into the Woods

Emotional Intelligence Into the Woods

I believe walking into the woods is a living metaphor of an archetypal journey. In the deep forest of our being we encounter the dark places, the mysterious and hidden corners of our psyches. As we continue on our journey and fight our way through the visible and...
What Is Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

What Is Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

What is emotional intelligence (EQ)? Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to notice and name your emotional experience while you are having it, and integrating this self-awareness for better cognitive functioning. It is also described as integrating the thinking...