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(Infographic) Why Emotional Intelligence Is Crucial for Success

Having a high EQ is just as important as a high IQ

While you might be smart and have all the right skills to succeed at your job, if you lack emotional intelligence (EQ), there’s a high chance you’ll struggle to fully succeed in the workplace.The official definition of “emotional intelligence” is “the capacity to be ...

by Rose Leadem  | August 14, 2018 02:00:00
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Don't Laugh: How Crying Could Save Your Business

Entrepreneurs need to let emotions out and people in

When's the last time you cried?I cried this morning. I thought about how many people were relying on me to make the right decisions and how much those decisions had the potential to hurt the people I know and love if they ...

by Ben Lamm  | June 13, 2018 06:00:00
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How Emotional Intelligence Can Improve Your Productivity

You need to recognize where those "hot" emotions are coming from and bring them under control

We typically think of intelligence in terms of knowledge or cognitive reasoning ability, but there’s another kind of intelligence that’s just as important -- if not more so -- in a business environment.Emotional intelligence refers to someone’s ability to read, feel and respond to ...

by Jayson Demers  | July 17, 2017 02:00:00
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7 Signs That You're an Emotionally Intelligent Person

Some people are naturally inclined to be more emotionally intelligence, but it's a skill and awareness that can be developed over time

Emotional intelligence is an underrated quality for entrepreneurs, and a crucial one for employees. Simply put, it’s your ability to recognize and control your emotions, and to recognize and understand the emotions of others.But, why is this quality important, and how can you tell if ...

by Jayson Demers  | May 13, 2017 08:00:00
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5 Reasons You Need Emotionally Intelligent Employees (and How to Find Them)

A manager's ability to identify and manage personal emotions and the emotions of others can have a surprisingly powerful impact on your company's overall performance.

When most entrepreneurs begin the search for employees, they look at candidates' prior experience, skills and long-term goals. Obviously, these factors are important, but they overlook another key factor for employee success: emotional intelligence.Related: The Importance of Emotional Intelligence at WorkYou won't see this ...

by Jayson Demers  | April 02, 2017 06:00:00
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11 Signs That You Lack Emotional Intelligence

These are the behaviors that you want to eliminate from your repertoire

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 percent of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into the broadly ...

by Travis Bradberry  | January 26, 2017 12:00:00
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Internet causes family tension ”" study (Infographic)

The battle for children’s attention continues

A recent study of Kaspersky Lab and iconKids & Youth revealed that the internet is becoming a source of tension in families, particularly those with young parents.The research, which surveyed 3,700 families across seven countries (USA, France, Spain, Russia, Germany, UK and ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | August 08, 2016 05:00:00
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The 10 words your customers want to hear

Here’s the vocabulary successful sellers use time and again

Have you ever wondered why you buy some products and leave others sitting on the shelf?  What makes you finally decide to try a new restaurant, use a new toothpaste or switch to a new piece of software? How do we decide between all the options we have every single ...

by Mike Taylor  | August 05, 2016 06:00:00
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4 ways to cure anger

In the battle between logic and anger, logic usually wins.

Thomas Jefferson once said “an angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.” After a heated phone call, my fury had felt 100% reasonable. After all, these people had personally wronged me.But a few hours later, once I ...

by Tasha Eurich  | July 17, 2016 09:00:00
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How to excel when you have toxic co-workers

You have to decide where you allocate your energy and focus.

Toxic co-workers can be team and performance killers. Whether or not they succeed is up to you.We call these people toxic for a reason. Their negativity spreads across teams like cancer. Their presence often feels out of anyone’s control other than the employer’s. They can ...

by Heather Gray  | July 16, 2016 09:00:00
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3 things you must do to bag a 'yes'

Let them know that you make promises and then you deliver.

 Let us say that you have a great idea that you want to present to your partners, your business network, or the company that you work for. You have put a lot of thought into it, you have considered all of the ...

by Lewis Schiff  | July 15, 2016 08:00:00
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6 signs it’s time to fire a client

Sometimes, it’s not you, it’s them.

Client relationships are tricky, especially when you are an entrepreneur. There is no one set of strategies that will help you get along with every client you have, and because each client translates to more revenue for your business, it is tempting ...

by Jason Demers  | July 14, 2016 07:00:00
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Is the applicant fit for the company? Ask these 11 interview questions

Maintaining the company's culture is key to keeping a business solid.

Culture fit is one of the most important components of your business. Having great employees is a big part of my company’s culture, and maintaining that culture is key to keeping my business solid. That means that during the interview process you ...

by John Rampton  | July 07, 2016 07:00:00