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(How) Can I improve my Emotional Intelligence?
Angela
Can we improve our EI? How can I learn to be more emotional intelligent, and how can I unlearn ineffective habits I may have? (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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  Improve Emotional Intelligence
Alvin Stacey
  Good question. Sure you can, though it's not easy. And of course the answer depends on which of the 22 attributes you'd like to change...
Goleman says in general, first you need to understand what attribute or domain you'd like to change in what way. The next step is you practice, play or experiment with what you learned. You've got to do this repeatedly for it to be more effective and some support or coaching will be helpful.

  Improve EI
Douglas Hamilton
  Re Angela's comments - the Goleman texts are a good theoretical introduction. In my experience, he comes in for fire on two fronts. Some of the psych community sneer at the quality of his research, and I have also found that in trying to introduce EI principles to clients, they normally struggle to 'get' what is being said in any of the Goleman books.
In the final reckoning, it's the application which counts. The question then arises; 'for what purpose do you want to become adept in EI?' and once this is addressed, one can start looking at EI adept behaviour as the easiest path to fluency. From a practical application view, I recommend clients to start thinking 'before I carry out a particular behaviour, what will be the result of that behaviour on those around me?' This helps to develop better impact assessment, and therefore forms the steps to EI fluency.
As a practical application, I recommend 'Winning Behaviour' by Terry Bacon and David Pugh as a very readable and valuable text.


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Emotional Intelligence
Summary
Forum
Goleman's 3 Questions to Increase your Emotional Intelligence
🔥The Importance of Soft Skills for Young People
The Effects of Emotional Intelligence on Leadership
The 4 Domains and 12 Competencies of Emotional Intelligence
Best Practices
🥇Intelligence of the Heart
(How) Can I improve my Emotional Intelligence?
🥉The Benefits of Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
How to Moderate the Effect of Negative Moods on Your (Team's) Performance
Emotional Intelligence and Age
Soft Skills and Emotional Intelligence
The Role of Management in Developing EI and Soft Skills
Cross-cultural Validity of Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence versus IQ
3 Approaches Towards Emotional Intelligence
Emotions versus Reason
EQ / EI Questionaire
Emotional Intelligence is NOT Opposite of Intelligence
Where does Wisdom come from?
How you Should Manage Yourself (Drucker)
Best Compliment: 'You must have a high EQ'.
Cleaning our Emotions
Emotional Intelligence - Better Predictor of Success then IQ
Emotional Intelligence = Maturity?
Emotional Intelligence of Groups and Companies
Some Level of EQ and IQ Either Way is Needed
Are these Responses Proof of Emotional Intelligence?
EI and Sensitivity for Subconscious Mind
Mayer's Ability Model of Emotional Intelligence. Comparison Goleman
How can EQ and IQ be Combined?
Importance of Emotional Intelligence for Organisations
Understanding Emotions Logically


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