Why we need to teach our children emotional intelligence

All parents want their children to get the best education. We teach them how to brush their teeth, how to ride the bike, or how to tie a shoe lace, but it is also our responsibility to teach them to identify and manage their emotions. Unfortunately, the current European educational system still undervalues the importance…

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Adopting new habits, but how?

This week, I participated in the Peak Work Performance Summit, where authors like Daniel Pink, Joy Papasan and Gretchen Rubin shared their expertise and knowledge on different aspects of peak performance. One of the top subjects was about how to adopt new habits. I think all of us wish to adopt some new good habits…

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5 Ways Emotional Intelligence Can Help You Cope with Stress and Prevent Burnout

Numerous studies show that job stress and burnout has escalated dramatically over the past few decades. I think all of us know a family member or have a friend who has experienced a huge amount of job-related stress or suffers from burnout. The University of Maryland Business Administration Program concluded that employees with higher emotional…

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5 reasons leaders should care about their Emotional Intelligence

For decades, importance was put on our knowledge and technical skills. Some of my clients working in leadership positions shared with me that they have been taught to ignore their emotions and the emotions of their coworkers and focus on performance and logical ability. However, Daniel Goleman concluded in his research that a person’s personal…

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Let’s bring more positive and human leadership to the workplace!

From my previous corporate experience in the automotive industry, I still remember the regular annual meetings, where my superior entered the meeting room and handed me the annual performance review. It contained all sorts of statistics on my sales performance, customer satisfaction charts, number of sickness days, etc. After the meeting, I was just asked…

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