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To increase your emotional intelligence, develop these 10 qualities

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of intelligence can be measured in quotients. Most of us are familiar with IQ, or the intelligence quotient, which is primarily associated with our ability to …

Emotional Intelligence

What's Your Emotional Style? Part 1

Who hasn't found themselves wishing they could take back a heated email to a coworker, or had spoken up in a meeting?<p>No matter how rational or …

Emotional Intelligence

Experts Say Practicing Mindfulness Can Be As Simple As Doing These 5 Things Every Day

When you think of mindfulness, I'm willing to bet some of the images that immediately pop into your mind include yoga mats, people humming "om," and …

Mindfulness

7 ways managers motivate and demotivate employees

Few things are as costly and disruptive as managers who kill morale. Demotivated employees underperform and then walk out the door at the first …

Emotional Intelligence

6 Great Business Books to Read in 2018

Want to know what to read in the new year? Here are six books that will help you gain new skills, build better teams... and become an even better you.<p>Want to know about some of the great business books coming out in 2018? I receive tons of advance copies from publishers and authors, and here are …

25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers

Whether you're looking for gift ideas or suggestions for your own reading, TED speakers have you covered.<p>Back in May, just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read …

This 60-Second Breathing Technique Beats Stress, Improves Health and Might Even Cure Your Insomnia

It's based on ancient yoga practice but it can lower your blood pressure today.<p>You know that getting a good night's sleep is vitally important for your mental and physical health, mood, and even your brain function. But what if you just can't fall asleep? We all have trouble sleeping at times in …

Why Bad Guys Win at Work

“Not all psychopaths are in prison – some are in the board room,” Robert Hare famously said during his aptly titled lecture, <i>The Predators Among …

18 Irresistible Books That Grab You With Their Titles and Never Let You Go

If you've ever spotted the spine of a book with a title so irresistible you bought it blindly, then you know it's not always such a bad idea to judge …

Tip: Stop Stretching Your Lower Back

Stretches for the low back can backfire, leading to more tightness and pain. Do this instead.<p>This Stretch Can Make Things Worse<p>Check out the warm-up …

Pain

How Can You Tell If Someone Has True Leadership Skills? This Famous Study Narrows It Down to 1 Rare Trait

In 2001, this best-selling management consultant identified one leadership behavior found in the most successful CEOs. Some things just don't change over time.<p>In Jim Collins' landmark book <i>Good to Great (</i>published in 2001)<i>,</i> his research team spent five years examining 1,435 "good" companies and …

15 Life-Changing Fiction Books to Read When You Need an Escape

The only thing I enjoy as much as reading is coming up with a reading list in preparation for an epic (recreational) readathon. Seriously. So as any …

Want High Performing Teams? Invest in Coaching and Mentoring

Investment in coaching and mentoring activity can have a positive, or even transformative, impact on leader effectiveness. By focusing on coaching …

21 Distinctive Qualities of an Outstanding Boss

Develop your emotional intelligence and win the loyalty and respect of your employees.<p>If I asked you to describe the best boss you have ever worked for, what would you say? Would you mention things like he or she "was a great planner" or "she really knew how to positively affect the bottom …

The Problem with Saying “Don’t Bring Me Problems, Bring Me Solutions”

It’s time to retire the saying “Don’t bring me problems, bring me solutions.” Even though advocates of this approach believe it reduces whining, increases empowerment, helps employees manage up, and boosts careers, it’s fraught with challenges.<p>Not every problem has an easy solution. Tackling the …

9 Ways to Give Effective Employee Feedback

Feedback. It’s important and you know it. But it’s not just a drop in the bucket or a pat on the back, there is a proper way of providing feedback …

There Are 2 Extreme Leadership Styles. Knowing Which Way You Lean Can Propel Business

Leaders have a natural style they use to hold others accountable. What's yours?<p><i>By Craig Hickman (@HickmanCraig), Author, Futurist and Senior Vice President of New Product Development, Partners In Leadership</i><p>When you're a leader, it's all about how others perform. Holding others accountable makes or …

The One Question I Ask To Stop Negative Thoughts From Ruining My Day

No meditation needed.<p><i>This piece originally appeared on Shine, a free daily text service, and is reprinted with permission.</i><p>I like to think I’m an unofficial expert on negative thinking. It’s not unusual for me to start and finish the day ruminating on something that <i>could</i> go wrong–but most likely …

5 Stretches to Regain Hip Mobility and Flexibility

<b>If you are an athlete - or someone who trains like one - chances are your hips, piriformis, and glutes are tight.</b> You may even find it difficult to …

Yoga

This 7-minute workout is all you need to get in shape

This 7-minute workout is ideal if you have little time to exercise or don't have access to a gym.<p>According a study published in the American College of Science and Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal, the combination of aerobic and resistance training performed at a high-intensity can be extremely …

Exercise

A 30-Minute Yoga Series to Ease Neck and Shoulder Tension

We all tend to hold a lot of stress and tension in our neck and shoulders, especially if we're bent over our phones or sitting at a desk all day. …

5 Tips on How to Become an Incredible Public Speaker

Follow these useful strategies for conquering stage fright.<p><i>This story first appeared on the Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Whether you're delivering presentations in front of colleagues, teaching industry workshops, or stepping onstage at a local or …

Body Language and Emotional Intelligence are Overrated. Here's What Really Matters

Shrugs, eye rolls, getting a vibe, reading the clues. All important. This is even more important.<p>The clerk used a word I won't repeat here.<p>I was buying a pair of jeans, and I will admit it was a chaotic day in the store. I had a credit card I've used way to often, and the magnetic strip is a bit …

4 Fundamental Things Good Leaders Always Do -- And Never Do

<b>1. Make sure praise flows to those who deserve it</b> - As the old (but true) leadership saying goes, “Give credit, take accountability.” Effective leaders know that thoughtful recognition for strong performance is a fine way to encourage more of the same in the future, and are eager to provide praise …

Leadership

Blissfully Better: Powerful Age-Defying Benefits of Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness

In the hyper-active, turbo-charged, fast-paced world that we live in today, time just simply seems to fly by. Not only are we trying to keep up with work, busy careers and all that's happening in our personal and social lives, but more than anything we're also trying to just simply keep up with …

Mindfulness

Delivering Negative Feedback? How to Lessen the Blow

<b>Two-point Communication</b><p>Eye contact is referred to as two-point communication because there are two parties involved in the communication. Two-point …

Emotional Intelligence

How to Deal With a Narcissist: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

You must be tired of them. They’re everywhere. Narcissists. And if you think there are more of them than ever, you’re right. Research shows we are …

How Positive Thinking Builds Skills, Boosts Health, and Improves Work

Positive thinking sounds useful on the surface. (Most of us would prefer to be positive rather than negative.) But, “positive thinking” is also a …

Happiness