Emotional Intelligence

  • Why Gratitude isn’t Just For the Holidays (And How You Can Make it a Habit)

    “If thankfulness were a drug, it would be the world’s best-selling product with a health maintenance indication for every major organ system.” – DR. P. MURALI DORAISWAMY Do you regularly express gratitude? I mean, on purpose, and for little reason. How often do you look someone in the eye and say, “Thank you for doing that”? I don’t […]

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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 be Mindful for the Holiday Season

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    We’ve just celebrated Thanksgiving… how mindful did you mange to be during the holiday? My guess is you still found yourself distracted by your phone, by the Black Friday adverts, by the latest ‘must watch’ movie or Netflix series. Mindfulness is one of the hot topics right now and has several different interpretations – most […]

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  • Nine tactics to breathe fresh life into your New Year’s resolutions

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    Like many of us the New Year comes with obligations… many of which are self imposed with the ritual of creating New Year resolutions.  Promises to ourselves and others to be better and do better.  However, despite having 49 New Years to my name, of which 30 came with New Year’s resolutions, I still manage […]

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  • Is your handshake more of a Limp Fish or Bone Crusher?

    We recently used a new location for one of our leadership programs. I watched incredulously as one of my team was greeted by the Hotel Manager who, having extended their hand for the customary handshake then went on to literally swing his arm from side to side. Assuming this was simply a one off aberration […]

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  • Skye Book Review: To Sell Is Human by Dan Pink

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    Turns out, we’re all selling something. Studies show that “one out of every nine American workers works in sales.” But in Dan Pink’s “To Sell Is Human,” he argues that we are all salesmen-just in a broader sense. Perhaps you are pitching ideas to colleagues or clients, or convincing your kids to eat their vegetables. […]

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  • In a Funk? Here’s how to kick a ‘funny mood’.

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    “This is going to be art’s greatest moment since Mona Lisa sat down & told Leonardo da Vinci she was in a slightly odd mood.” – Edmund Blackadder, Blackadder Goes Forth, BBC I love Blackadder, and this quote has been pertinent as I’ve been in an ‘odd mood’ for a few weeks. I can’t put […]

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  • Gratitude is a Happiness Practice

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    There’s been a groundswell of work in the ‘positive psychology’ space lately. Researchers like Shawn Achor (Harvard) and Dan Gilbert (Harvard) are focused on happiness, and what actually triggers and drives happiness in humans. Achor’s Six Exercises for Happiness are grounded in gratitude, and show that these practices actually change the size of the neural pathways in the human brain! Practicing gratitude makes […]

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  • Gratitude, it’s not just for the holidays

    Do you regularly express gratitude? I mean, on purpose, and for little reason; as in, look someone in the eye and say, “Thank you for doing that.” I don’t do this nearly as often as I should, but have been paying a lot of attention to this space lately. I know, gratitude is a concept […]

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  • Fear: Name It, Claim It, Reframe It

    Who hasn’t dealt with fear of failure in one’s career, at one time or another? Several process-oriented changes can lessen the effects of failure or reduce its likelihood. In general, conquering fear of failure is a process of naming it, claiming it and reframing it. Robert Kelsey, author of What’s Stopping You?: Why Smart People […]

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