Emotional Intelligence

Why Emotions Coaching Should Be On The School Syllabus

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

At a certain stage in their lives, our young-adult children leave an institution of higher education (be in high school, college or university) with a piece of paper that declares them literate and numerate, and thus ready for the world of work.

Perfect Love

Lucy Frederick | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Frederick

'Don't settle for anything less than the man who doesn't exist because you've built him up in your head so much that no actual human man could ever hope to compare with the imaginary Adonis you are hoping to finally meet...'

How My Top 3 Films This Year Help You Make the Impossible Possible

Maria Ingold | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Maria Ingold

Source: Our #StrongWomen Initiative roundtable at the Telegraph for Hidden Figures As a BAFTA judge I watch about 150 films a year. My top three this...

A Fit Mind

Kamontip Evans | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Pick up a women's or men's magazine and the dominant features will be appearance, nutrition, fitness, work, sex and romance. We want to be strong, fit, healthy and attractive and enjoy our work and love life. We want them and expect them to go right, but we can be in for disappointments when they don't go according to plan. We need a Plan B: a fit mind to back us up.

How Emotional Intelligence Can Help You and Your Business Thrive

Bev James | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Bev James

Commitment, passion and drive are just a few of the qualities required for success but perhaps one of the most vital skills is emotional intelligence. With recent studies showing that 90% of top performers possess a higher level of emotional intelligence can we really afford to miss out on supercharging our potential?

To Anyone Who's Been Told They're Too Sensitive

Alex Gatenby | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Gatenby

There is certainly a lot of truth in the idea that everything is better in moderation, but I speak for all the sensitive souls out there when I say that I am proud of my ability to be empathetic, compassionate and caring - and that I will not apologise for.

Can You Be A Good Person And Say No To People?

Sian Morgan-Crossley | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Morgan-Crossley

The notion of a good person is a relative concept and varies from person to person. Often being good or nice is connected to being selfless though. People who are eternal givers are often encouraged by society to give themselves a silent pat on the back!

Why Don't Other People Make The Same Effort I Do?

Sian Morgan-Crossley | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK
Sian Morgan-Crossley

Resentment is often the plight of people who tend to give a lot: a lot of time, emotional energy, empathy, thought, money... As someone who identif...

How To Increase Your Self-Awareness

Sian Morgan-Crossley | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Morgan-Crossley

Whether you want to improve a certain area of your life or you just want to improve the overall quality and depth of your experiences, self-awareness ...

Children Get Their Intelligence From Their Mums - NO.

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Parents
Jacqueline Koay

But what I know for a fact is that my children get their emotional intelligence from their father. "Intelligence" needs other factors to make it work, like providing the right environment for developing brains, teaching young children how to think, creating safety in the brain so that the right triggers are fired.

Can An Arts Education Save Future Careers In The Age Of Robots?

Andrew Fitzmaurice | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK
Andrew Fitzmaurice

The initial outcomes of our analysis illustrate the impact of a well-rounded education on improving soft skills such as creativity, confidence and problem solving. In addition to fostering a love of learning and an international perspective in our students, we are trying to prepare them with the skills needed to succeed in life; skills which can never be replaced by robots or automation.

How Can I Increase My Confidence?

Sian Morgan-Crossley | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Morgan-Crossley

This is one of the questions I'm most frequently asked as a coach and therapist. Self-confidence can be a difficult concept to pin down, yet we always know when we don't have enough of it. When we lose (or never develop) belief in ourselves, it can seem impossible to improve. But, as ever, it's wise to not believe everything you think!

How To Be More 'Emotionally Intelligent' At Work And Earn More Money: 9 Practical Tips

Kat Jackman | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kat Jackman

Who wants to feel angry or upset at work?! Life is hard enough without added stress at work. So, what if you could control your emotions and enjoy y...

Seeds And My Magical Mum

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Parents
Jacqueline Koay

I thought about what my mum said all night. It is indeed corollary of human beings. We have a tough carapace that stops us growing. That carapace was probably necessary to protect us. It grows thicker with each successive hurt.

The Hospitality Pandemic - Are You Infected?

Giles Gordon-Smith | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Giles Gordon-Smith

Everything seemed to be going so well, and then it happened again. "ENJOY". Nothing with it, other than perhaps an exclamation mark - "ENJOY!". You've heard it too, right? You must have done, it's everywhere; from London to LA and back again the long way around, that word echoes through our industry.

How Playing With Toddlers Develops Their Emotional Intelligence

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Parents

Helping your child develop emotional intelligence is one of the most valuable gifts you can give as a parent. Emotional intelligence is the ability to...

Are We Really Getting Smarter?

Jared Joffe | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK
Jared Joffe

Perhaps it's time to put our devices down for a bit and replace some of our status updates and selfies with more genuine questions for each other. Maybe then we can become a deeper, more intelligent generation.

We Could Be Heroes?

Pam Jarvis | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK
Pam Jarvis

It is becoming increasingly necessary for technologically advanced societies to become more consciously aware of the ways in which they introduce their children to the essential, complex human mediation of narrative, and how this might be more effectively managed to nurture healthy psychological and social development.

Right Here, Right Now

Pam Jarvis | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK
Pam Jarvis

Rachel was fifteen today. She has been told at school that her country- one of the rich, English-speaking nations of the world- is highly privileged, ...

What People Say About You and How to Care About It

Becky Walsh | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

When people want to tell us who we are, it's important to consider what they have to say. They may have something to teach us. But their perspective is based on their experience. Ultimately, they must be heard through the filter of the love you have for yourself. Don't take somebody else's word over your own heart. That is resilience. 

Anger Is Your Friend

Mia Doring | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mia Doring

Anger, like all of our emotional states, is pointing us towards a personal insight. Dig a little, without judging or self criticism, for what could be beneath the anger; maybe it's a value we didn't know we held, maybe it unearths a blind spot, maybe it shows us what we really care about.

We Could All Benefit From Wimbledon High School's Toxic Friendship Lessons

Polly Allen | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Polly Allen

Young people are fantastic early adopters of technology, but they don't have the emotional resilience to cope with the fall-out when feelings get hurt along the way. Girls, in particular, seem to be experts at internalising this upset.

Rejecting the Social Constructs of Masculinity and Femininity

Jojo Furnival | Posted 04.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

A couple of weeks ago, I listened to some guy on Radio 2 expressing his point of view on masculinity and the topic of men crying. Real men don't cry, he said. "There are plenty of things that bring a lump to my throat, but that doesn't mean I'm going to start blubbing like a little girl." Wow.

From Shoot 'em Ups to Emotional Intelligence: Gaming Gets Kind

Devi Clark | Posted 04.03.2017 | UK Parents
Devi Clark

I met Rosie Linder a fortnight ago. Like me, she is a middle aged mother with two children. Like me she wants to connect with her children. "I wanted a fun way to talk about emotions with my daughters. If you just ask them, they are very resistant. They feel they are being put on the spot."

Feeling Emotional? Good!

Helen Rosethorn | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Rosethorn

The meltdown in world economic markets of 2008/9 feels like a long time ago, but it is important not to forget lessons learned. Back then, in the aftermath, as people searched for answers to make sure it never happened again, there were two words often repeated - change culture. If good has come as a result of what happened, then the growing interest in understanding and managing corporate culture is it.