What Makes a Great Boss? What 10 Years of Research Taught Google
Google spent the past 10 years studying the habits of effective managers. You can learn a lot from its conclusions.
Can Empathy Be Bad? How to Make Sure Your Empathy Is Helpful, Not Harmful
We often compare empathy to a muscle. Used in the right way, it can allow you to “lift” others up and even help carry their burdens. But like any muscle, it can become overworked.
The key, then, is to keep your empathy in balance.
Why Emotional Intelligence
We’re emotional creatures. That’s a good thing, until our emotions get out of balance and lead us to say or do something we later regret.
Emotional intelligence helps you make emotions work for you, instead of against you.
What is Emotional Intelligence?
Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify, understand, and manage emotions.
It’s like a superpower, because it can make you better at everything you do. But like any ability, it needs to be trained and sharpened.
What is EQ?
“EQ” is shorthand for emotional intelligence. Think of it like “IQ,” but for emotions.
When you hear that someone has a “high EQ,” that usually means they’re skilled at leading a team, collaborating with others, managing difficult situations—or all of the above.
How do I know if I’m emotionally intelligent?
Emotional intelligence is a spectrum; everyone has strengths and weaknesses. The key is to learn how to leverage your strengths and mitigate your weaknesses.