EQ, or emotional intelligence is an important gateway to building and maintaining strong relationships with others. Too often we focus on facts, schooling, or knowledge to the exclusion of our more emotional experience, but there is growing evidence that the most successful people actually use their emotional intelligence to have what is most important to them.
Emotional intelligence, simply put, is the way we recognize and manage emotions in ourselves and others. The five commonly recognized components of emotional intelligence are: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, social skill and empathy. We will look at each of these components in detail later. Emotional intelligence is also useful in being resilient especially under stress.
Well-developed EQ is an important part of business success, and it is a huge factor in having fulfilling and effective relationships. In a family business, relationships are personal AND work related, whether they are between you and your spouse, you and your children, you and your siblings, really, you and anyone. We believe that relationship health is an essential part of strong families as well as a success predictor for family businesses.
Have you heard of EQ or EI? Do you want to know how it can help you in your family, business and/or family owned business? This video describes what Emotional Intelligence is and the components that contribute to it.
Have you ever had a reaction to something someone does and label them something – jerk, nice guy, etc? Has this colored your perception of that person after? This Prezi presentation explains that there is difference between what happens, a behavior, and whoever is making that behavior. Demonstrating how observing vs. judging can and does contribute to a positive EQ.
Did you see our Introduction ot Emotional Intelligence segment? Do you want to have some tangible practices to improve your EQ today? This video isolates the first steps of EQ and behaviors to practice.
Did you watch our Judgment vs. Observation Prezi? Did you want some tips and tricks to notice neutrally (observe) instead of make judgments? This Slideshare presentation explains how we are able to reframe our experiences and wire our thoughts to see actions, as just that, an action and not a positive or negative.
Do you tend to avoid ‘negative’ emotions? Or do you tend to keep emotions at bay in work situations? This exercise is designed for you to see the benefits of all 7 essential emotions and why you may want to spend more time with your emotions.
Are you interested in beginning you EQ journey? This segment explains what self-awareness is and why we recommended it as the first step for improving your Emotional Intelligence.
This video explains how when you are aware you can begin to change your Emotional Intelligence responses.
Are you wondering how to continue to practice EQ Self Awareness and Self-Regulation? This segment reviews how we can create mechanisms to help us stay motivated on the Emotional Intelligence path.