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What Is Emotional Intelligence & Why is it Important?

What Is Emotional Intelligence & Why is it Important?

Ever since Daniel Goleman released his book, Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, emotional intelligence has been recognized as a key indicator of management success. Previously, many managers were promoted for technical skills alone. If they had emotional intelligence, that was icing on the cake. No longer will that person be successful in today’s workplaces. According to the World Economic Forum Future of Jobs Report, “emotional intelligence will be one of the top ten most...

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What Does Emotional Intelligence Have to Do with Banishing Burnout?

What Does Emotional Intelligence Have to Do with Banishing Burnout?

In my Banish Burnout presentations and webinars, we talk a bit about emotional intelligence and how important it is at work. Now, more than ever, managers need to be even more emotionally intelligent than they already were. Some people are not even aware of how much the Covid-19 isolation is affecting them. I, myself thought that I was A-OK at first, but after awhile I realized that though I have my family around me, I was missing all the other people I come into contact with every week. Yes,...

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How to Find Happiness at Work

How to Find Happiness at Work

Photo Credit: You-X-Ventures How do you feel when you go to work everyday? Do you feel excitement, dread, stressed? Did you know that there are ways to find happiness at work every day? What is happiness? Is it that elusive feeling you get from the idea of being rich or famous? No, not really. Happiness comes from your own brain. First let’s define happiness. The Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary refers to happiness as delight, pleasure, contentment or joy. In our busy, stress-filled lives many...

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How Does Sleep Impact Weight Loss?

How Does Sleep Impact Weight Loss?

Did you know that there is a direct correlation between the amount of sleep you get and the ease with which you lose weight? According to Dr. Ethan Lazarus president-elect of Obesity Medicine Association, “quality sleep helps optimize the balance of hormones that support your weight loss efforts, which makes 7 – 9 hours of sleep nightly an essential part of slimming down.” You probably know that a good night’s sleep can help put you in a good mood, which gives you the resolve to resist...

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Overeating: Habit or Addiction?

Overeating: Habit or Addiction?

In my Banish Burnout Toolkit™ the first step is the Stress Audit™, in which you write about your reactions to any particular stressor or stressful event. In order to change your reactions to stress it is important to first look at how you react to stress so you can think about what steps you are going to take to change. We look at the various reaction types: physical, verbal, emotional, exacerbating (how upset did you get & how long did you stay upset?) and possible addictive behaviors. Of...

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