Emotional Intelligence

The Phony Holiday: Valentine’s Day

Let’s take a break from office-talk today and focus on work life balance and strengthening personal relationships through EI. On his vlog, Mike Baxter of the comedy TV series, Last Man Standing, describes Valentine’s Day as a “phony, stupid, con game.” This is an example of emotional intelligence “hitting the fan” at high speed. But this isn’t an uncommon view of the holiday that on ...

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Leadership Qualities of Shirley Temple

Anyone can be a leader and the forms their impact may take can vary. Little Shirley Temple proved that at the bubbling young age of three when she began starring in Hollywood films. As a child star, she became a role model for optimism who impacted children and adults around the world. For her on-screen accomplishments, she was awarded a special child’s ...

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Bono’s Bad For Business

Within the music industry, some might argue that Bono’s political and philanthropic campaigning might hurt his rock star image and be bad for business. But we think Bono is great for business, in any field. We could talk about his popularity or his band, U2. We could talk about his music which has infiltrated modern culture, leaving lyrics like “with or ...

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4 Celebrity Success Struggle Lessons

Management Monday: Managing Success As of 2013, 7.1 billion people were reportedly using the internet, up from 6.5 billion in 2005 (Wikipedia). Despite all the information and activity online, it’s still tough to find information on coping with success and negotiating the kind of stress that comes with being a leader who is looked to for advice. Sadly, Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman sought answers and relief ...

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Are You Charlie Shrem When No One is Watching?

Forbes reported that Bitcoin CEO, Charlie Shrem was arrested for money laundering on January 27th, 2014. This came as a disturbing shock to his company, family and friends. In fact, Winklevoss Capital tech investors had previously referred to Shrem’s reputation as impeccable. So how does the leader fall so quickly off the horse? His plight isn’t one unfamiliar to anyone who is ...

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Leadership Qualities of Shari Arison

Shari Arison is one of Israel’s richest women and is ranked 200 on the Forbes list of wealthiest people in the world. While those facts are staggering, it is not her bank account that makes her admirable, but her vision and leadership. Having been awarded an honorary degree from George Mason University, the America-Israel Friendship League (AIFL) award, and the 2013 Green Globe Award, Shari is ...

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Oprah Winfrey Leadership Qualities

Yesterday on Blog Talk Radio, Center for Work Life held a live trivia session called How has EI helped an entertainment mogul emerge and explode? We discussed a globally recognized entertainment businesswomen and how that individual built her success on emotional intelligence. Though the chat was designed to be a guessing game, feel free to check it out for some extra information you ...

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Apple from the Closet under the Stairs

Leadership Qualities of Angela Ahrendts There was once a young girl who had five siblings, created her personal bedroom by utilizing a closet under the stairs, sewed her own clothing and even hand dipped her own candles. Though this may sound like a fairytale character’s story, this is actually a description of Angela Ahrendts’ youth. But these seemingly disheartening facts about her ...

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The Call of the Banshee: Technology

Management Monday: Managing Soft Skills In the hit show Downton Abbey, the kitchen cook, Mrs. Patmore, is terrified when she hears a phone ring for the first time, a sound which she describes as “the call of a banshee.” This period drama does a brilliant job of highlighting the difficult transition of technology into the household and into people’s work lives. The ...

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Emotional Intelligence & Conflict Resolution

This Blog has been featured by the West Orange Chamber of Commerce. Sources such as HLN have also been home to publications by Dr. Farnaz Namin-Hedayati and she has been cited by the Orlando Business Journal.  Statistics speak to the need for improved Emotional Intelligence in the workforce. The typical manager spends 25-40% of his or her time dealing with workplace conflicts. That’s one to two days of every ...

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