How Healthy Are Your Relationship Communication Skills?

Anyone who has ever been in a relationship – that means almost all of us – knows that while cruising along life’s highway in tandem with someone else, you are likely to come upon some bumps. There might even be some potholes or roadblocks. We also know that relationships are an important part of feeling […]

Can Positive Feedback Be Dangerous?

Everyone likes positive feedback. It is known that it is helpful in building self-esteem and contributes to success. In fact, schools and parents have been doing a good job giving more positive feedback since the push in the seventies and eighties to build self-esteem. Scores have jumped significantly for children in the last 30 years. […]

Emotional Intelligence Sharpens Your Effectiveness

We have all heard of IQ (intelligence quotient) which measures our intellectual ability and often predicts school performance. However, the idea of Emotional Intelligence (EI) or Emotional Quotient (EQ) is not as well known or understood. Do you know that EI may determine as much as 80% of your life success? EI determines only about […]

What Do You Have to Manage To Be More Effective?

A new year is about to begin. After thinking about what went well for you in 2010, you need to think about your role in making that happen. Did you: Practice using new skills that you have learned? Develop healthy eating, exercise and sleep habits? Think more positively when you were feeling stressed? Remember to […]