EQ Warm Ups

Your brain is like a muscle. And just like any muscle in your body, with the proper exercise and training, your brain will increase in strength on a multitude of levels. The warm up exercises below are designed to increase blood flow to your brain, challenge your critical thinking and prepare you for the insights you’ll receive from the webinars, lessons and exercises presented in the upcoming series. Have fun!

LEARN A NEW EMOTIONAL LANGUAGE – Stating the obvious, labels and language provide us with the necessary code for comprehension of just about everything. Language has evolved as our evolution and maturation has. Every year dozens of new words are added to both a formal dictionary and our colloquial vernacular.

THE POWER OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE – Why do people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time? It all comes down to emotional intelligence. And unlike IQ, emotional intelligence is a choice and a discipline, not an innate quality bestowed upon the lucky. In this powerful and entertaining talk, Dr. Travis Bradberry, coauthor of Emotional Intelligence 2.0, shows you how to use this critical skill to your advantage.

EQ IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN IQ – Many experts now believe that a person’s emotional intelligence quotient (EQ) may be more important than their IQ and is certainly a better predictor of success, quality of relationships, and overall happiness. It’s interesting to note how the concept of emotional intelligence has evolved over the years, from its inception as something called “social intelligence” all the way back in the 1930’s, to “emotional strength” in the mid-20th century, to its current terminology, “emotional intelligence.”

10 WAYS TO INCREASE EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE – Emotional intelligence is the ability to sense, understand, and effectively apply emotions to be more collaborative and productive with others. Successful leaders and superior performers tend to have superb emotional intelligence skills. The most intriguing aspect of emotional intelligence is that it is not fixed. With a little hard work and some ambition, emotional intelligence can be developed over time.

17 SIMPLE EXERCISES TO MASTER EQ – These will help you learn about yourself and practice your EQ skills! You can pick whatever exercise you want to work on first to practice. I wouldn’t recommend going for all of the exercises at once, so be strategic about this and just pick a few that you want to tackle first, then move onto the next and so on. The order is also important because without self-awareness you can’t work on Social Awareness and social Regulation!

HOW TO MOVE FROM SELF-AWARENESS TO SELF IMPROVEMENT – We know that leaders need self-awareness to be effective. That is, an understanding of their strengths, weaknesses, feelings, thoughts, and values — as well as how they affect the people around them. But that’s only half of the story. Self-awareness is useless without an equally important skill: self-management.

9 WAYS TO DEAL WITH CONFLICT IN THE WORK PLACE – Since human beings have unique behaviors and drivers, the opportunity for conflict to arise is natural. These 9 rules of dealing with conflict at work will help you reduce the drama and increase the productivity.