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7 keys to emotional intelligence

Leadership Reflections

emotional intelligence
It has increasingly become accepted that emotional intelligence (EI) is an important factor in our success and happiness, not only at work, but in our relationships and all areas of our lives. So what sets emotionally intelligent people apart? Here are seven habits that people with high EI’s have:
While not ignoring the bad news, emotionally intelligent people have made a conscious decision to not spend a lot of time and energy focusing on problems. Rather, they look at what is positive in a situation and look for solutions to a problem. These people focus on what they are able to do and that which is within their control.
People with a lot of emotional intelligence don’t spend a lot of time listening to complainers and tend to avoid negative people. They are aware negative people are…

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Afraid You’ve Peaked? 4 Ways to Keep Growing: Ask Madeleine

Blanchard LeaderChat

Woman hiker at mountain peak rockDear Madeleine,

I recently earned a great big promotion, and just moved into a beautiful house with my hubby and toddler. But the truth is, I am terrified of all the success I’ve had before 35.

However will I sustain it?  How do I know I’ll be happy with all this when I look back when I’m 50?


Dear Anxious,

Congratulations on your wonderful success!  It is normal to feel anxiety as your responsibility grows – the more you have, the more you have to lose if things go wrong.  Here’s the good news: research shows that 88% of the stuff you worry about will never happen, and that whatever does happen, you’ll deal with it better than you anticipate.

Let’s take a look at your concerns:  sustaining your success and determining what really makes you happy.  Here are a few big ideas that should help:

  • Define what success…

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