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You May Be Smart, But How's Your Emotional Intelligence?

Whether you know it or not, you’re dealing with people’s emotions all the time. Maybe it starts with an overly perky barista who hands you your …

The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is generally regarded as a good thing — the skill, defined by the Oxford psychology dictionary as the “[a]bility to monitor …

Feel Your Feelings

Feelings are inevitable. There are days when you will feel on top of the world and there are days when you will want to throw in the towel and hop a train to the middle of Far Far Away. On Tuesday you may be in love and elated, and by Thursday you may be alone and lonely. The ebb and flow of …

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The Use of Emotional Intelligence For Effective Leadership

This article was co-authored by Brent Gleeson and Dyan Crace, Marketing Manager at Internet Marketing Inc.<p><i>“There are no extraordinary men… just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.” – William (Bill) Halsey, Jr.</i><p>The ability to be perceptively in tune with yourself …

5 Signs He's Falling In Love With You

Women’s Health's Guy Next Door tips you off to the dead giveaways<p>Men aren't always the best at expressing our emotions. It's not that we <i>can't</i> talk about our feelings—we just don't even stop to think about them very often. Emotion, especially the lovey-dovey stuff, is kind of like elevator music to …

Relationships

Develop Emotional Intelligence by Learning How You Sound to Others

Sometimes what we say doesn't go over very well, regardless of our intent. There's a difference between what we mean when we say something and how it …

Be Mindful of the Emotions You Leave Behind

Whenever a meeting threatened to lapse into malaise, the president of a company would suddenly launch into a critique of someone at the table who …

How to Become an Inspirational Leader (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To be a good leader, you need to have quick wit. But to be a great leader capable of motivating individuals to work toward a common goal, you need a whole lot more than smarts -- you need <i>emotional</i> intelligence.<p>Great leaders are able to …

What Do Emotional and Social Agility Have to Do With Creativity?

I attended a two-hour creativity workshop in 2011 where the workshop leader spoke about the various stages of creativity. He asked the audience to blurt out words related to their experience when working alone and generating new ideas. They yelled, "excitement," "intrigue," "joy," even "love." …

3 Secrets of Radical Creativity From Pablo Picasso | Inc.com

If you need just a little boost to your creative thinking, academic research on how to generate more ideas might do the trick. But when you're looking for truly radical innovations, your best bet is to look to a truly radical innovator.<p>Like who? How about Pablo Picasso? The Spanish painter is …

Creativity

You Can Boost Your Creativity By Looking At Art

Something in our brain responds when we look at a painting.<p>That experience refreshes and changes us. Afterwards we are more creative and open to learning. We are less mentally fatigued.<p>Our brains are primed for enjoying art.<p>For longer than we've had the written word, humans have created and stared …

Write Better and Faster: 6 Smart Ways to Increase Productivity and Creativity

We all get the same number of hours in the day, but some people seem to accomplish a superhuman number of goals in that time. What’s their …

What is Creativity?

Creativity has been one of the core themes in my work past, present, and future. I could not imagine a more valuable lens through which to bring …

The dark side of creativity

Creativity—the generation of novel and useful ideas, products, or solutions—is seen as a valuable trait for people and organizations to possess.<p>Organizations harness it to develop innovative products, services, or processes, all of which promote profitability, long-term sustainability, and a …

Creativity

How fear destroys creativity and what to do about it.

How fear destroys creativity<p>We are all born creative, to various degrees. The innovations and inventions past and present have been brought to life …

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In a perfect world, you would be able to sit in your office minding your own business while your employees think up and implement exactly the kinds of creative ideas your company needs. In reality, you need to make an effort to ensure that the ideas that are bubbling up stay within corporate …

Employment

Madeleine L’Engle on Creativity, Hope, Getting Unstuck, and How Studying Science Enriches Art

In addition to being one of the most foundational texts on creativity ever published, pioneering psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s 1996 book <b>Creativity: The Psychology of Discovery and Invention</b> (<i>public library</i>) — which sheds light on why “psychological androgyny” is essential to creative …

Everyone is attracted to creativity. But which creative acts are the sexiest?

Who finds Bill Gates’ creativity sexy?<p><i>By guest blogger</i> Sam McNerney<p>Ever since the Sirens seduced sailors with their music, Sophocles entertained …

Creativity is the New Discipline

One of the central themes of my new book is the importance of creativity in generating trading ideas with an edge. What I call Trading Psychology 2.0 …

Keys to creativity: Solitude.

One of the keys to creativity is solitude.<p>The concept of solitude is getting a bad name lately, in the era of social everything. We’re both connected …

Need a Burst of Creativity? Get Up and Get Walking

Stanford psychologists have discovered that when people walk, they increase their creativity by 60 percent compared to when they sit. Benefits …

Reigniting Innovation and Creativity

“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” — Vincent Van Gogh<p>Here’s an …

Getting the credit due for your innovative ideas

Ever poured your heart and soul into a project only for everyone to overlook your contribution? Has it happened more than once? Every day? You’re not …

15 Quotes to Spark Creativity

Trying to do things differently or to do different things within an organization is hard. Being an innovator is not an easy job. Especially when …

8 Ideas to Kick-Start Creativity in the New Year

Creative New Year’s Resolutions<p>As a maker, tinkerer, writer, and designer, every January my brain goes into creative mode with the question, <b>how can I</b> …

7 Rituals You Should Steal From Extremely Creative People

<i>“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do</i> …

Is Your Brain Trying To Sabotage Your Leadership?

If you’ve ever tried to lead a group of people—even a small group—you’ll know it can be a real challenge.<p>Everyone has their own personality and way of doing things, so no two situations are ever the same.<p>Now you can add another complicating factor into that leadership equation: <b>your brain</b>.<p><b>Know Your</b> …

Why You Do Your Best Thinking In The Shower: Creativity & the “Incubation Period”

“The great Tao fades away.”<p>So begins one translation of the <i>Tao Te Ching</i>’s 18th Chapter. The sentence captures the frustration that comes with a lost …

The Emotion Which Drives People To Work The Hardest - PsyBlog

People prone to this emotion work the hardest.<p>People prone to feeling guilty are amongst the hardest workers, a new study finds.<p>Not only that but …