Category Archives: emotional intelligence

Success and Emotional Intelligence



Success. It’s a word that most people are immediately attracted to, because everybody wants to be successful. But some definitions or clarifications are important here. Success is not just you making tons of money. But it also might mean that you see that third world country get clean running water, and the organization that you … Continue reading Success and Emotional Intelligence


Managing Relationships



Jeff and Eric tackle the idea of managing relationships.  As you continue to grow in understanding your emotions, those around you probably haven’t been shown the “tools” like you have been exposed to and are using.  How do you grow in your emotional intelligence while others around you are not? Two past episodes to go … Continue reading Managing Relationships


Spirit of EQ – Being Self-Aware



The way we’re being bombarded with social media, we’re being told what we’re supposed to be and who we’re supposed to be, instead of actually being who we really are. Being self-aware is going to allow you to make choices based on who you really are. What is at the core of you. When you’re … Continue reading Spirit of EQ – Being Self-Aware


Spirit Of EQ – The Myth Of Perfection



What we want to talk about in this episode is “perfection.” We’re not talking about trying to be good, to try to be the best, doing the best job. What we’re talking going to talk about today is what happens when it’s not perfect, when you don’t make the perfect decision or complete the task … Continue reading Spirit Of EQ – The Myth Of Perfection


How To Cope With Feelings Of Failure



Knowing that we have failed spectacularly can leave us feeling devastated.  In this episode, Jeff and Eric cover some ways to come to grips with our thoughts on failure.  This episode isn’t so much about actions to take when you have experienced a failure, but more to do with the feelings you might be dealing … Continue reading How To Cope With Feelings Of Failure


How Well Do You Know Yourself



In this episode of The Spirit of EQ, Jeff and Eric help you to explore how well do you know yourself, and how it pertains to emotional intelligence. In each episode, Jeff and Eric will talk about what emotional intelligence, or understanding your emotions, can do for you in your daily and work life.For more … Continue reading How Well Do You Know Yourself


A Business Case Study in EQ



Jeff and Eric welcome a very special guest today, Matt Vaive.  Matt talks about his experiences using Spirit of EQ with his employees.  The results supplied him with ideas of what his employees’ strength and weaknesses are, and some ideas of things that he can do to try to help them to become more balanced. … Continue reading A Business Case Study in EQ


Pursuing Noble Goals



In this episode of The Spirit of EQ, Jeff and Eric discuss pursuing noble goals. This is the most important competency of all the other seven that they’ve talked about in previous podcasts. What is a noble goal? “Connecting your daily choices with your overarching sense of purpose.” Your sense of purpose becomes your noble goal. … Continue reading Pursuing Noble Goals


Increasing Empathy



In this episode of The Spirit of EQ, Jeff and Eric discuss increasing empathy. What does empathy mean?  And how do we increase it? Contrasted to sympathy, empathy is a lot deeper. Empathy is when you actually put yourself, as best you can, into that person’s shoes. You’re connecting with their emotions. It’s something that’s shared, … Continue reading Increasing Empathy