Emotional Intelligence: Learned or Innate?

As explained last week in our blog, Emotional Intelligence (EI) affects performance at work and has a profound impact on many skills important for consultants to possess, specifically communication, flexibility, and teamwork. We also learned that while EI may seem to come naturally to some people, it may not come as naturally to others. This begs …

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What do Company Softball Teams and EI Have in Common?

If you’ve been following this month’s blog series, you already know that Emotional Intelligence (EI)is more than just a buzzword, it’s a foundational skill that impacts both individual and organizational performance. So, what do company sponsored softball teams and EI have in common? It turns out that extracurricular activities like softball that connect employees outside of …

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Emotional Intelligence: More than a Personal Relationship Skill

As we introduced last week, emotional intelligence, or EI, is based on the recognition and regulation of your own emotions as well as those of others. While at first glance this concept may seem to mostly apply to our personal lives, EI is actually extremely relevant in our professional lives. EI is a foundational ability …

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