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How emotionally intelligent are you?

Would you say you are a good judge of character, can you read other people’s facial expressions and when you’re upset do you always know the reason why? If the answer is yes, then you probably have a higher than average EQ, Emotional Quotient, the measure of Emotional Intelligence. However, if you find yourself like a fish out of water at social gatherings, are easily distracted and aren’t really interested in what other people are talking about, then you may have a lower than average EQ. Emotional Intelligence is the ability to …

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How to deal with that ‘difficult’ client or colleague…

Show Your Inbox Who's Boss

Do you work with someone who really presses your buttons? They take credit for others’ work, always find fault, are always talking about themselves; undermine you at every opportunity. Ring any bells? No matter how positive you might be feeling, they somehow manage to trigger you so that you end up feeling irritated, annoyed, withdrawn, upset. What if that person is a client? Or a team member you manage who never listens, or the supplier who wants to haggle over their price? Difficult people are everywhere! If we accept the …

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Self awareness tips – treating others badly

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Of all the lessons I learned in identifying how I created the life I found so unhappy, pinpointing this particular principle was intensely painful.   That’s because it required me to look at myself with ruthless honesty, something I found particularly challenging. I had always regarded myself as the ‘innocent bystander’ in my marriage as well as in all my other relationships.   Seeing how I contributed to the very circumstances I protested so strongly I did not want, was not a deliberate act. It burst into my consciousness when I was …

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