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EQ Thinking Skill (Apply Consequential Thinking) #6seconds #consequentialthinking #eqfit Apr 15, 2024

Introduction to Apply Consequential Thinking

In the realm of emotional intelligence, as modeled by Six Seconds, "Apply Consequential Thinking" is one of the eight competencies that form the basis for effectively managing emotions and engaging with others. This competency emphasizes the importance...

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Ignorance is NOT bliss - Recognize Your Patterns #6seconds #eqfit #recognizepatterns Apr 08, 2024

The next emotional intelligence competency to focus on is Recognize Patterns.

Recognize Patterns in the Six Seconds model of emotional intelligence is a core competency of self-awareness. It refers to the ability to identify and understand frequently recurring reactions and behaviors. This skill...

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Enhancing Emotional Literacy (EQ in action) #enhanceemotionalliteracy #eqfit #sixseconds Apr 01, 2024

We are on a journey of understanding emotional intelligence (EI). We started by looking at the major categories of emotional intelligence: Self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills. Now we can dive deeper into the individual competencies of EI and how those can be...

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Emotional Intelligence (skills for success) #6seconds #emotionalintelligence #eqfit Mar 25, 2024

The next step on our journey of exploring emotional intelligence is to break down the major categories into individual competencies that can be measured, developed, and practiced.

Story

Several years ago, as I was working on a culture change project for an organization, it became clear that there...

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Social Skill Development (Skills for Success with Others) #eqfit #skills Mar 18, 2024

Social skills are a critical category of emotional intelligence that encompasses our ability to interact, collaborate, and communicate effectively with others. Developing these skills is essential for building trust, forging deeper connections, enhancing influence, fostering a positive culture,...

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Empathy (why it's important - how to practice it) #empathy #eqfit Mar 11, 2024

Story

I want to start today with a story. It may be a story that resonates with you. The purpose of the story is to highlight the power of empathy.

Several years ago I had an experience that I never wanted to have. January 1, 2016, I received a call from one of my sons. He asked me to sit...

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Motivation - The Energy To Achieve #eqfit #motivation Mar 04, 2024

In the realm of achieving goals and maintaining productivity, the role of motivation cannot be overstated. Understanding the sources of motivation, particularly distinguishing between external and internal motivation, is crucial. Recent research in emotional intelligence highlights this...

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Self-Regulation (Managing Yourself and Your Responses) #eqfit #self-regulation Feb 26, 2024

Self-regulation refers to the ability to manage and direct one's own feelings, thoughts, and actions towards achieving long-term goals. This skill involves recognizing and controlling impulses, emotions, and behaviors to align with personal values and societal norms.

Reaction vs Response

It is...

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The Power of Self-Awareness #eqfit #self-awareness Feb 19, 2024

The human brain is a fascinating creation. There are so many things we still do not know...but we have learned much in the last few decades. When it comes to EI (emotional intelligence), there are 5 primary areas of focus: Self-awareness, Self-regulation, Motivation, Empathy, and Social Skills....

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EI (emotional intelligence) Explored - What's in it for me? #emotionalintelligence #eqfit Feb 12, 2024

For the next several weeks, we will explore the role of emotional intelligence in every aspect of our lives. EI or EQ, emotional intelligence or emotional quotient (the measure of EI), burst on to the scene in the last 30 years. Original thoughts were that EI is simply another fad that would die...

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The Demise of Healthy Urgency #eqfit #wellbeing Feb 05, 2024

There is an interesting phenomenon happening. The sense of "urgency" to get things done appears to be diminishing. Don't get me wrong, I am not talking about panic, or anxiety, or stress, or fear; negative forms of urgency. I am talking about healthy urgency that brings problem resolution, good...

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Cutting Through The Noise #ei #eqfit Jan 29, 2024

I was sitting in a room with 12 owners of businesses recently. I had the opportunity to update them on what I have been doing and new initiatives I was launching. I received a lot of excellent feedback on how to improve my new offerings. Then one owner looked at me and said, “I have known...

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