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DEI Training: Why DEI needs Emotional Intelligence

U.S. companies spend nearly $8 billion a year on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) training programs, and they accomplish very little. While recognizing DEI’s workplace importance, these efforts often fail to produce lasting engagement. Therefore, igniting initial excitement among a few, but lessons learned are typically unsustainable because they aren’t supported by practice. Moreover, DEI

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13 Habits of Exceptionally Likeable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being likeable is under your control, and it’s a matter of emotional intelligence

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We’ve all heard about diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace recently, but why is it so important?

The Missing Link to Workplace Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Did you realize that right this very moment, 40% of workers at your job feel excluded?  And over 60% feel like they have experienced or seen discrimination?  We’ve all heard about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the  workplace recently, but what is it and why is it so important? A diverse workforce that focuses on

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How to Manage Emotions In a Disaster

In the wake of Hurricane Ian, it is important to consider how to manage emotions using  emotional intelligence as a response to natural disasters. When the worst case scenario strikes, emotions rise, and oftentimes those affected find themselves overcome with new emotions that they have no experience navigating. Ways to manage emotions utilizing emotional intelligence

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An Emotionally Intelligent (EQ) Tribute to The Queen

It was a fitting EQ tribute Monday, September 19, to the woman who served as Queen of England for 70 years–one might even say an emotionally intelligent tribute. By all accounts, social competence was in order throughout the pomp and circumstance as Queen Elizabeth II had been involved in planning the entire 10 days of

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How Emotionally Intelligent People Handle Toxic People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are oblivious to their negative effects on others, while some enjoy causing chaos and provoking people. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress. The Effects of Stress on the Brain Studies have long shown that stress can have a lasting, negative impact on the brain.

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7 Challenges Successful People Overcome

Here are a few challenges successful people overcome and how they do it. Where others see impenetrable barriers, successful people see challenges to embrace and obstacles to overcome. It’s truly fascinating how successful people approach problems. Their ability to let go of negativity boosts their confidence in the face of hardship, which otherwise holds so

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7 Things That Happen When You Learn to Be Alone

7 Incredible Things That Happen Once You Learn To Be Alone

We live in a world of constant contact—a place that’s losing sight of the importance of being alone. Offices are abandoning cubicles in favor of shared desks and wide-open common spaces. And, rather than sitting at their desks working independently, school children are put in groups. It seems that a never-ending “ping” has become our

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