Caffeine: The Silent Killer Of Emotional Intelligence

Caffeine: Silent killer of emotional intelligence

Today’s tip for increasing your emotional intelligence is the most simple and straightforward you’re ever going to get. For many people, this tip has the potential to have a bigger impact upon their emotional intelligence (EQ) than any other.

The catch? You have to cut down on caffeine, and as any caffeine drinker can attest, this is easier said than done. Caffeine is the silent killer of emotional intelligence.
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7 Signs You Party And Network Like A Pro

Network like a pro

With the new year upon us, that means a new year full of office and networking parties and events.

For some, these can be a drag; for others, it’s their time to shine! Of course, you want to be the latter while having a good time too.

Over the last 30 years, I’ve attended many of these events — as an employee, a senior executive and now as host and advisor. It’s easy to spot the people who know what they’re doing as well as the ones who don’t.
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Emotional Intelligence Makes A Difference To The Fitness Industry

Gym training

Developing emotional competencies can be the “little bit extra” that makes ordinary fitness professionals extraordinary.

Have you ever wondered what separates average from superior performers in the workplace? Why do some instructors teach average classes with average attendance while star instructors lead exceptional classes that have waiting lists? How can some personal trainers effectively inspire and motivate clients to reach goals while other trainers struggle with this? Knowledge, credentials, experience and emotional intelligence (EI) may all make a difference, but it seems that EI may be the “little bit extra” that makes ordinary fitness professionals extraordinary in their ability to Inspire the World to Fitness™.
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Improve your marriage: EQ could be the key

EQ: wedding article

Interested by a recent article that we read by leading psychologist Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic in the Harvard Business Review, on his observations about leadership, psychology and personal relationships – we were intrigued by his findings that good EQ coaching programmes really do work, based on several quantifiable scientific studies.

While no program can get someone from 0 to 100%, a well-designed coaching intervention can easily achieve improvements of 25% -60%. Various meta-analyses (quantitative reviews that synthesize the findings from many published studies) suggest that the most coachable element of EQ is interpersonal skills — producing more in the line of 60% improvement. For stress management programmes, the average improvement reported is around 40%. And empathy can be trained in adults also. The most compelling demonstration comes from neuropsychological studies highlighting the “plasticity” of the social brain. These studies suggest that, with adequate training, people can become more pro-social, altruistic, and compassionate.
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What is EQworks?

EQworks was set up by leading London based EQ expert Philip Gimmack, helping individuals and organisations to develop and train EQ for success.

Who we work with

We’ve helped develop emotionally intelligent executives, high performing senior management teams and motivated thousands of people through our coaching, seminars and workshops. An emotionally intelligent workplace is more productive, more enriching and more fun.

We’ve worked with dozens of FTSE 100, corporate, public and third sector organisations to hone what we do best – build the skills that matter most for leadership, resilience and high performing teams.

What we offer

At EQworks we’ll show you simply and quickly how to build emotional intelligence from culture and values through to the day to day practical skills that work to build greater performance at work. These bring out the best in leaders, grow trust within teams and help relationships flourish, so organisations can evolve and service customers for the better. We are passionate about empowering people, relationships and organisations.

A passion for success

In the mid 90’s the founder of EQworks, Philip Gimmack, worked as a management consultant implementing large complex IT systems, which often involved and affected tens of thousands of people. He noticed that the ‘enablers’ for successful projects and teams was more often than not down to the ‘way’ people were managed, how they engaged with each other and particularly stakeholder buy-in. And yet this was never a primary focus even though the same issues would occur time and again.

Emotional intelligence skills have proved themselves some of the most powerful enablers for success as research has shown. EQworks’ talented facilitators and coaches expertly develop leadership, management and executive coaching. Our goal is to help our clients develop and thrive, quickly and for those they deal with to feel and see these benefits too.

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