Step 2 Self-management — Lifting Your EQ

Knowing the dominant and weak core emotional drives of your temperament is the important first step in lifting your EQ (Emotional intelligence Quotient).  However, the second step of learning to control and moderate your core emotional drives is probably even more important. In previous blogs I have mentioned that I use the 7MTF/Humm model of temperament of seven drives.  (A good summary can be found here.) A key part of this model is the change of personality as one becomes more mature and .....

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Step 1: Self-awareness – Lifting Your EQ

I have stated previously that I don’t like the Mayer-Salovey Emotional Blueprint model that EQ (Emotional intelligence Quotient) comprises the four abilities of being able to identify, use, understand and manage emotions. I am much happier with Daniel Goleman’s model that describes EQ as comprising four steps: Self-awareness — the ability to read one’s emotions. Self-management — controlling one’s emotions and impulses. Social awareness — empathetically understanding others’ e.....

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Temperament is More Important than Transient Emotions

As I said in my previous blog, I found The Emotionally Intelligent Manager: HOW TO DEVELOP AND USE THE FOUR KEY EMOTIONAL SKILLS OF LEADERSHIP by David R. Caruso and Peter Salovey a disappointing read, along with almost half of the 39 reviewers on I believe one of the major problems with the book is the Emotional Blueprint model it advocates, and which states that one’s Emotional intelligence quotient (or EQ) comprises four related abilities: The ability to read people by .....

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Is There Such a Thing as Emotional Intelligence?

A popular model of Emotional Intelligence is Emotional Blueprint model of Mayer-Salovey. To those unfamiliar with this model, the underlying principles are as follows: Emotion is information and ignoring it does not work. You may try to hide emotions but other people are able to pick them up. Decisions must incorporate emotions to be effective. I first came across the Emotional Blueprint model in a seminar but then did more research by reading The Emotionally Intelligent Manager:.....

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