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


Spirit Of EQ – Pursuing Noble Goals



Spirit of EQ – Pursuing Noble Goals Eric Pennington: Welcome to The Spirit of EQ Podcast. Today we’re going to be talking about pursuing noble goals. That just sounds really good. So Jeff, tell us a little bit about what noble goals are, versus, maybe, general goals, or the term “smart goals.” Jeff East: This … Continue reading Spirit Of EQ – Pursuing Noble Goals


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


Spirit Of EQ – Increasing Empathy



Spirit Of EQ – Increasing Empathy Eric Pennington: Welcome to The Spirit of EQ podcast. Today’s episode we’re going to talk about increasing empathy. With us, as always, is Jeff East. I’m very familiar with the word empathy. Powerful thing. But today we’re going to talk about increasing it. What does empathy mean? And how … Continue reading Spirit Of EQ – Increasing Empathy


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


Spirit of EQ – Engaging Intrinsic Motivation



Spirit of EQ – Engaging Intrinsic Motivation Eric Pennington: Welcome to The Spirit Of EQ podcast. We’re going to talk about engaging intrinsic motivation. With me today, as always, is Jeff East. Intrinsic motivation. I’m familiar with the motivation part. But tell us a little bit about what intrinsic motivation is. Jeff East: We need … Continue reading Spirit of EQ – Engaging Intrinsic Motivation


Engaging Intrinsic Motivation



In this episode of The Spirit of EQ, Jeff and Eric discuss engaging intrinsic motivation, the motivation that comes from within you, within who you are. Most people are driven by extrinsic motivation. It’s more powerful, but it’s not the most important. Jeff talks about two high-profile examples, NBA star LeBron James and Neil Peart, … Continue reading Engaging Intrinsic Motivation


Spirit of EQ – Exercising Optimism



Spirit of EQ – Exercising Optimism Eric Pennington: This is the Spirit Of EQ Podcast. In today’s podcast, we’re going to be talking about exercising optimism. Jeff, how are you? Jeff East: I am optimistic that this is going to be our best one yet. Eric: I love it. This probably will be because you’re … Continue reading Spirit of EQ – Exercising Optimism


Exercising Optimism



In this episode of The Spirit of EQ, Jeff and Eric discuss exercising optimism, taking a proactive perspective of hope and possibilities. Being proactive. And your perspective includes hope and possibilities. Being an optimist is not really complicated. You just need to be honest with yourself in each situation. When you learn how to be optimistic, … Continue reading Exercising Optimism


Spirit of EQ Podcast – Navigating Emotions



Spirit of EQ Podcast – Navigating Emotions Eric: Hi, everybody. My name is Eric Pennington and this is the Spirit Of EQ Podcast. Today we’re going to be looking at navigating emotions. I feel like I’m about ready to get on a boat. I’m going to go whitewater rafting. That’s what emotions sometimes seem like. … Continue reading Spirit of EQ Podcast – Navigating Emotions