Author: Edythe Richards

EQ and EI – Emotional Intelligence Overview

Emotional Quotient (EQ) is estimated to account up to 45% of job success. Emotional Intelligence, otherwise known as EI or EQ, is a set of people skills that help you navigate relationships, interact with others, and manage your own emotions. It’s the ability to be attuned to the people around you— to consider their emotions, and your own, as you make decisions and navigate through the world. EQ is a behavioral choice Think about the formula for success at your job. As a spouse. As a parent. A baseball coach, community volunteer, or caregiver. What does it take to...

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5 Tips for Holiday Job Searching & Networking

1.) Find out who’s naughty and who’s nice. “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” (Jim Rohn). Whether or not you believe this, having positive people around you is empowering. Outside of the North Pole, however, we don’t get to choose to spend all our time in the company of 5 perfect, uplifting people. Choose those who reflect the person you want to be -those you admire, respect, and those who make your day brighter just by being in it- and nurture those relationships. 2.) Mix and mingle. Tis the season for...

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My Emotional Intelligence Playlist

Fellow music lovers:  if you’re like me, it’s difficult to narrow down your favorite songs and bands.  But let’s say you’re forced to choose one genre that speaks to you the most. What would it be? For me, it’s rock – hands down (I still get a little tingly by long-haired guys with electric guitars and leather pants). It’s not just the 80’s and 90’s hair bands that suck me in  – it’s the charisma, the intensity, the rawness of the lyrics, the dirty beat, the ‘greatest noise’ ever invented that transcends all types of rock: heavy metal, indy,...

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The Bright Side of Life with Zombies

Now we know the answer to the question “Who did Negan kill?” The season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead was just as bloody and disturbing as expected. It’s a given that the impending apocalypse is going to be bad (zombies are the least of our problems). Add kill beloved characters in truly horrific ways and Robert Kirkland’s apocalypse becomes one that is not only terrifying, but downright pessimistic. Like many others living in a post 9/11 world, I have a sort of morbid fascination with the end of time and quite enjoy fictional stories about how unfair and...

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Hate Your Job? 5 Questions to Ponder Before you Go

If you’re in a job you hate, you’ve probably thought about changing careers. But how do you know when you’re ready to take the leap? Are you just daydreaming? Are you willing to do what it takes to build a new career from scratch? The reality is that by necessity, you’ll probably have to change careers at some point in your life. “Traditional” work practices, such as employer loyalty, have been affected by technological, economic, and political changes around the world. In 2015, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that people changed jobs on average 11.7 times. However,...

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