(How) Can I improve my Emotional Intelligence?

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Angela, US

(How) Can I improve my Emotional Intelligence?

Can we improve our EI? How can I learn to be more emotional intelligent, and how can I unlearn ineffective habits I may have?


Alvin Stacey, US

Improve Emotional Intelligence

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.

Douglas Hamilton, Scotland

Improve EI

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.

Chris Newham, USA

Improving EI: Hawkins' Map of Consciousness

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Gruizll, Spain

Tips to Improve your EI

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Steven, USA

Improving and learning emotional intelligence

Emotional Intelligence is to a large extent determined by our Limbic System. The limbic system deter... Sign up

Beatriz Sosa, USA

You Can Unlearn Ineffective Habits!

Hello, read the 7 habits of highly effective people by Stephen Covey. This book is one of my favorit... Sign up

Prasad V, India

Three Emotional Positions

Angela, it all starts from self awareness, most importantly knowing how you react to situation and b... Sign up

Consultant, Portugal

NLP and Others are Powerful Tools

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Vernon Rupert Grant
United States

Improving Soft Skills / Emotional Intelligence

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Madhava Kumar
Management Consultant, India

Can I Improve my EI

Who taught fish to swim; birds to fly. That is EI. EI cannot be developed, but yes it can be inculca... Sign up

Jagdish B Acharya
Consultant, India

Almost Everything Can Be Improved, and also Emotional Intelligence

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