Posts Tagged Under: emotional intelligence

Why Emotion Matters In Business (Explained Scientifically)

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Businesses sell products, services and information to other businesses much in the same way they sell to individual customers. There are more similarities between B2B (business-to-business) and B2C (business-to-consumer) than you would care to imagine. For example, fruitful B2B commerce relies on emotion. Just like you appreciate good design or a catchy ad, so do companies like to be touched deep down inside before spending on services, or products in bulk.

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We May Never Fully Reproduce The Soul Artificially

After reading “Memories, Dreams, Reflections” by Carl Gustav Jung, Iulia instantly knew what she wanted to do in life. Passionate people are lucky like that. They realize from a very early age what they want to become, and they will stay on that path regardless of the hurdles that lie ahead.

A licensed psychotherapist and a certified Aware Parenting Instructor, Iulia Feordeanu didn’t settle for a life in the office. At our monthly Labors of Hercules meetup, she shared with us how she helped create the Association Sol Mentis (which she now runs), an NGO that provides emotional support for vulnerable communities. Most of Iulia’s efforts are geared towards finding ever-more-efficient ways to aid disadvantaged individuals everywhere. She believes helping children who’ve had a bad start in life is the best thing she can do with her expertise. So she’s made it her life’s mission.

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How To Find Happiness At Work

Few people find happiness in what they do for a living. It doesn’t have to do with the job necessarily. You could be an underpaid gardener but still love to pick at plants all day. The important thing is to approach your job with great attention to a particular set of defining elements that dictate whether or not you’ll be happy there. According to Travis Bradberry, co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart, there’s a whole bunch of things you could do to be happy at work. Even if your job stinks.

Bradberry cites a study by Gallup according to which just 13% of us consider ourselves to be “happily engaged at work,” that those who do rate themselves as happy are 36% more motivated, six times more energized, and twice as productive as the unhappy bunch, and that 50% of happiness is influenced by genetics, while the rest is up to you.

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