How Can You Improve Your Emotional Intelligence?

In this article from Inc. entitled 10 Qualities of People with High Emotional Intelligence by John Rampton, he ties in elements from Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves and offers an interview link with John Mackey the CEO of Whole Foods.   Self-awareness matters in business and in other areas of our life too.   Having read Emotional Intelligence 2.0 I found it informative and helpful. It offered some good ideas for self-improvement. I appreciated the before and after test too.   It is nice to know that what you are practicing can make a difference. 

In this article by John Rampton he points out that success in our private and professional lives is in part due to emotional intelligence.  Being aware of ourselves and others makes a real difference. Her are ten qualities that people with high emotional intelligence share.

“They are not perfectionists

They know how to balance work and play

They embrace change

They’re empathetic

They know their strengths and weaknesses

They’re self-motivated

They don’t dwell on the past

They focus on the positive

They set boundaries”

Explore where you think you are on these ten areas, and consider enhancing your skills going forward.  

About the author

Mike Gregory is a professional speaker, an author, and a mediator. You may contact Mike directly at mg@mikegreg.com and at (651) 633-5311. Mike has written 12 books (and co-authored two others) including his latest book, The Collaboration Effect: Overcoming Your Conflicts, and The Servant Manager, Business Valuations and the IRS, and Peaceful Resolutions that you may find helpful. [Michael Gregory, ASA, CVA, NSA, MBA, Qualified Mediator with the Minnesota Supreme Court]