Articles about emotional intelligence

Negotiating with emotional intelligence

Negotiating with emotional intelligence

ByDavid CoryJun 7, 2022

ne·go·ti·ate /nəˈɡōSHēˌāt/ Obtain or bring about by discussion.”he negotiated a new contract with the sellers” We negotiate every single day. We negotiate with our kids. We negotiate our plans with…

The science of people skills: Measuring emotional intelligence

The science of people skills: Measuring emotional intelligence

ByDavid CoryMay 11, 2022

Organizational effectiveness depends on the people in them. Leadership, teamwork, human resources, customer service, psychological safety, and sales require human interactions. Since humans are social and emotional beings, effective human…

Top ten mistakes that leaders make

Top ten mistakes that leaders make

This is a webinar recording from January of 2022 on the top ten relationship mistakes leaders make. Join David Cory…

How to keep momentum after an emotional intelligence team training

How to keep momentum after an emotional intelligence team training

Your team has just completed a day of training around emotional intelligence. Everyone is energized but a new work week…

Navigating post-pandemic change (yes, more) with cautious optimism

Navigating post-pandemic change (yes, more) with cautious optimism

We’ve made so many changes in a short time. Many of us have finally adapted, or at least found a…

Join us and hone your emotional intelligence and leadership skills

Join us and hone your emotional intelligence and leadership skills

It’s February! Happy new year! We’re excited about some upcoming webinars and courses. And we’ve been thinking about just how…

Navigating post-pandemic change (yes, more) with cautious optimism

Navigating post-pandemic change (yes, more) with cautious optimism

We’ve made so many changes in a short time. Many of us have finally adapted, or at least found a way to cope with work, education, and family and friend relationships while adhering to health and social distancing requirements. And…

Join us and hone your emotional intelligence and leadership skills

Join us and hone your emotional intelligence and leadership skills

It’s February! Happy new year! We’re excited about some upcoming webinars and courses. And we’ve been thinking about just how much has changed since this time last year. We’re amazed and gratified by the new influx of course attendees coming…

Grappling with connectedness and the mythology of independence

Grappling with connectedness and the mythology of independence

I was invited to a virtual coaching networking meeting, knowing only one person. Joining new groups can be uncomfortable for me. But I knew we had one thing in common. We were all grappling with the new world we’ve been…

The privilege of social isolation

The privilege of social isolation

Yes, these are incredibly unstable times and the impacts are being felt by everyone worldwide. Collectively, we are now thinking about the most vulnerable, the people on the margins, the ones most susceptible to contracting and being deeply impacted by…

Problem solving is the enemy of empathy

Problem solving is the enemy of empathy

ByRebecca CoryMay 15, 2019

Listening is hard work. And listening to someone’s pain is even harder. Humans are good at avoiding pain. And we…

No guts, no glory: the evolution of the workplace

No guts, no glory: the evolution of the workplace

Mar 5, 2019

“No guts, no glory” “No pain, no gain” “Keep your nose to the grindstone” “When the going gets tough, the…

Courage, leadership, and your emotional intelligence

Courage, leadership, and your emotional intelligence

Feb 18, 2019

Courage is commonly thought of in the context of an incredible act of bravery, or overcoming extreme adversity or risk.…

Emotionally intelligent career advice: Who’s writing your reference letter?

Emotionally intelligent career advice: Who’s writing your reference letter?

Nov 8, 2018

It continues to amaze me how some employees treat the very people who will be writing their reference letters. Who’s…

Elevating your self-regard

Elevating your self-regard

Jul 26, 2018

My partner and I have recently moved into a condo for the first time. This means I take an elevator…

Finding focus in the midst of complexity

Finding focus in the midst of complexity

May 2, 2018

“Better living through chemistry” was a Dupont advertising slogan from the ’30s. The slogan implied that with modern science, life…

Unconscious bias, emotional intelligence and leadership

Unconscious bias, emotional intelligence and leadership

Mar 24, 2018

“We see the world not the way it is, but the way we are” – Talmud This ancient notion points…

Five ways emotional intelligence can help you get your next job

Five ways emotional intelligence can help you get your next job

Jun 16, 2017

Emotional intelligence forms a critical foundation for workplace success and is really important. But what is it and how can…

Reality testing and learning to change our opinions

Reality testing and learning to change our opinions

May 1, 2017

“As much as we might like to believe that we can flip a switch and become dispassionate, coldly logical evaluators…

Fully formed and fully functioning is a fiction

Fully formed and fully functioning is a fiction

Oct 7, 2016

There can be a lot of pressure to present as fully formed and fully functioning. There are myriad problems with…

Authenticity condundrum: leadership skill or reason to be a jerk?

Authenticity condundrum: leadership skill or reason to be a jerk?

Jul 18, 2016

Authenticity is a critical concept in contemporary leadership. Just look at any of the literature on leadership over the past…

The backwards bicycle and neuroplasticity

The backwards bicycle and neuroplasticity

Jun 21, 2015

The backwards bicycle was designed by some welders that work with Destin, an internet-famous science communicator. He’s funny and engaging…

Emotional Intelligence resources

Leaders with Emotional Intelligence – published in the Art of Leadership Magazine, Spring 2013 (PDF)

Leading with Emotional Intelligence – presented at the ASEAN World HR Congress, Kuala Lumpur, 2010 

Coaching Leaders – published in the Vancouver Board of Trade periodical, “Sounding Board” (PDF)

Return on investment reports

There are two very interesting reports with research on the measurable impact of EI development in organizations:

  1. ROI and Emotional Intelligence (PDF)
  2. Leadership and emotional intelligence: driving ROI and performance (PDF)