Emotional Intelligence

  • 3 Kinds of Difficult Conversations

    Fifteen years of research at the Harvard Negotiation Project has produced some interesting information about what goes on during difficult conversations and conflict. In our workshop Cultivating Winning Relationships we explore the conversation strategies designed to cultivate winning relationships. Within these strategies there are three basic kinds of conversations, no matter what the subject. In […]

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  • Tough Feedback: 4 ways to deliver it like a pro

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    As business owners and team members, we all have to deliver tough messages. At some point, we will have to say the equivalent of that dreaded line, “We need to talk . . .” Why are such conversations so difficult that we’ll do anything to avoid them? I’ll admit, I don’t like having tough conversations. […]

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  • 3 Tips to Keep Difficult Conversations on Track

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    Many people I know and work with will do anything to avoid difficult conversations. Usually it’s because we fear strong emotions might get triggered and we’ll end up ruining a relationship. That fear is genuine and real. You know what I’m talking about if you’ve ever experienced an emotional hijacking – a sudden flare of […]

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  • 3 secrets to difficult conversations

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    Why do we avoid difficult conversations? At some point, many of us have had to deliver the dreaded line, “We need to talk.”  And this often precedes an argument rather than any conversation. How do you disentangle difficult conversations? Some conversations are so difficult that we’ll do anything to avoid them. This is possibly because: […]

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  • What Can I Do About Imposter Syndrome?

    Last week I talked about imposter syndrome, that insidious little voice that can creep into our minds, uninvited, and trash-talk us into a quivering wreck. This week, how to turn the volume down. Three things you can do right now, to start dealing with the imposter in the mirror. 1. You Are Not Alone Researching […]

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  • On Being a Fake

    “What’s talent but the ability to get away with something?”  ~Tennessee Williams It Was Only A Matter of Time… Have you ever had that feeling? You know, the one that insidiously slides up your back and envelops your brain and takes root. The feeling that whispers in your ear, “One day, they’re gonna figure it […]

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  • Be your own Ally this Holiday Season

    Well, here we are – right in the “thick of it”. Our holiday season is in full swing, and it couldn’t be busier at both work and home. We are all trying to get countless things done in a really short period of time: end of year work commitments/goals, shopping lists, holiday parties, travel preparation, […]

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  • How to reduce the desire to shout at people in traffic!

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    Last week I shared my own emotional intelligence challenge, teenage daughters. This week I explain the science behind the ‘fight or flight’ response and what you can do when you are triggered! Because, Science Our brains are the product of thousands of years of evolution, and our own patterns and histories. There are three systems in […]

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  • Have you ever yelled at someone in traffic?

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    Have you ever said something that you didn’t mean? Have you ever yelled at a stranger? C’mon now….even in traffic? Have you ever completely lost it with someone that you care about very much? Yeah, me too. My name is Eric, and I’m the father of two teenage girls. Ahhh, I can feel the swell […]

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  • Cultivate@Work: Emotional Intelligence and Relationships

    Welcome to the Cultivate@Work Roundup. We scour the Internet for stories and ideas of how people cultivate winning relationships at work and share them in this summary. It’s perfect for anyone interested in applying the ideas and techniques from Cultivate. The Power of Winning Relationships by SkyeTeam CEO Morag Barrett.

    Want more? Then sign up for the Cultivate@Work Field Guide where you will discover articles, downloadable resources, videos, podcasts and more, all designed to help you to cultivate professional relationships at work.

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