emotional intelligence

How Emotionally Intelligent Are You?

By Desiree Yang

Imagine overhearing some water cooler talk about someone in the office whom your colleagues’ feel is bossy and an unwelcome busybody. You ask around out of curiosity but no one seems willing to divulge the identity of this person, and appear uneasy when you probe further. Then it dawns on you – they’re talking about you. You’ve never thought of yourself as someone who’s nosy or bossy and knowing that you’re the talk of the town because of your unwitting actions leaves you at a loss as to what to do. (Read More Here!)

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Employing Your EQ in the Workplace

By: Png Han Yong

They say that Intelligence Quotient (IQ) gets you hired but Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EQ) can get you fired.

This simple statement reflects the growing importance of EQ in the modern workplace. These days, companies make it a point to groom their employees through developmental courses that aim to sharpen their “soft skills”, which can range from effective communication and public speaking to personal mastery.

Put simply, EQ refers to the capacity for recognising our own feelings and those of others, for motivating ourselves and for managing emotions well in ourselves and in our relationships. And unlike IQ, which doesn’t change much as we age, our EQ can continually evolve as we progress and learn from our experiences.

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