Articles about emotional intelligence

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…

Emotional intelligence in the medical world: An interview with Dr. Nina Ahuja

Emotional intelligence in the medical world: An interview with Dr. Nina Ahuja

ByEITC teamApril 12, 2021

This spring, David Cory, president of The Emotional Intelligence Training Company, sat down to interview Dr. Nina Ahuja.  Dr. Ahuja is an eye surgeon based in Hamilton, Ontario. Having gotten…

No guts, no glory: the evolution of the workplace

No guts, no glory: the evolution of the workplace

“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

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?

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

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

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

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

It continues to amaze me how some employees treat the very people who will be writing their reference letters. Who’s writing your reference letter or who is going to provide a reference for you and what are they going to…

Elevating your self-regard

Elevating your self-regard

My partner and I have recently moved into a condo for the first time. This means I take an elevator multiple times a day. The elevator is beautiful, marble tile, stainless steel and yes, three walls of mirrors. As much…

Finding focus in the midst of complexity

Finding focus in the midst of complexity

“Better living through chemistry” was a Dupont advertising slogan from the ’30s. The slogan implied that with modern science, life is easier. The hope was that technology would give us more leisure time. Technology and science might be making life…

Unconscious bias, emotional intelligence and leadership

Unconscious bias, emotional intelligence and leadership

“We see the world not the way it is, but the way we are” – Talmud This ancient notion points to how unconscious or implicit biases arise. The strength of unconscious biases is it can help us think and make…

Emotionally intelligent features of the Bechdel Test

Emotionally intelligent features of the Bechdel Test

BySherwin ArnottNovember 14, 2013

Wow, what a couple of weeks for the Bechdel Test. I heard an interview last week on the radio with…

The Emotional Intelligence of Physicians

The Emotional Intelligence of Physicians

October 28, 2013

When I told friends and colleagues I was going to be spending two days last week teaching an Emotional Intelligence…

Culture eats strategy

Culture eats strategy

July 30, 2013

The full quotation is, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast” and comes from the great Peter Drucker, considered to be the…

Talking, thinking, practicing: how to focus on emotional intelligence

Talking, thinking, practicing: how to focus on emotional intelligence

May 30, 2013

Social and emotional intelligence skills are critical to success at work. And life. We live by this here at EITC.…

Empathy and good design

Empathy and good design

February 26, 2013

Some years ago I ordered a set of IDEO Method Cards. There are 51 cards, each describing a method of…

EQ Interview Questions

EQ Interview Questions

April 8, 2010

So, my flight gets cancelled at the Seattle airport and a colleague asks me by email if I know of…

Emotional Intelligence resources

The Science of People Skills, published in the International Coaches Federation Western Canada Journal of Coaching (PDF)

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)