Qualities of People with High Emotional Intelligence by Rhett Power

Emotional intelligence determines how well you do at work. Do you have the traits that define it?

If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.

At least that’s what Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., well-known writer and researcher on leadership who wrote the best-seller Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, says. Goleman has dedicated his work to finding out what makes people successful. (more…)

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Do you have trouble making decisions?

Many highly sensitive people, as well as others, have trouble making decisions. However, we must make decisions in life, whether we want to or not. Not making a decision is a decision. We make simple choices, such as what time to get up each morning, as well as more difficult ones.

Some people are very decisive when it comes to avoiding decisions. ~ Brendan Francis

Decision making is a definite challenge for me because of my fear of making a mistake, which is due to my highly sensitive, perfectionist character trait. However, I’ve come to realize that it’s better to make wrong decisions and learn from my mistakes than to endlessly weigh pros and cons. When I avoid or postpone decisions, I feel a sense of powerlessness. (more…)

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Habits of Mind: 16 Essential Characteristics for Success

Do you have good habits of mind?

In their groundbreaking book, Habits of Mind, Arthur Costa and Bena Kallick, identify a set of 16 problem solving, life related skills, necessary to effectively operate in society. These skills promote strategic reasoning, insightfulness, perseverance, creativity, and craftsmanship.

One goal behind these life skills is to provide a road map as to how to behave intelligently when you DON’T know the answer. It means having a disposition toward intelligent behavior when confronted with problems or new learning.

The application of these 16 Habits of Mind will help you work through real life situations. They are as follows:

  1. Persisting: Sticking to a task at hand. Following through to completion. Can and do remain focused. (more…)

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Do you know the secret to getting something done?

It’s very easy to become overwhelmed when you need or want to accomplish something. A task or objective might seem out of reach because of the many details involved. As a highly sensitive person, can you relate to this feeling?

Four months ago, I was faced with the daunting task of being the executor of my mother’s estate. There were many tasks that needed to be done. I thought, how am I going to this? My first reaction was, what is the most important thing for me to immediately do? (more…)

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