Deliberate Thoughts - A Blog
Articles, assessments, stories, & a poem
The EQ Skill of Resilience
Resilience is the EQ skill of perseverance and diligence in face of setbacks.
A Deliberate Presence
The strong connection between people who choose to be deliberately present and the likelihood of them achieving things that have a powerful impact. When people are intentionally focused, they become more effective.
Emotional Intelligence and Good Manners
Manners are just behaviors we choose. Sometimes the manners we choose are good; sometimes they’re not. Sometimes we choose to have bad manners. In either case, they flow from the EQ skill of behavioral self-control.
The SEI Leadership Assessment
This style of EQ assessment uses a circular model that measures three categories of behavior: knowing yourself, choosing yourself, and giving yourself.
The Social & Emotional Intelligence Profile Assessment
This Social & Emotional Intelligence assessment uses a 4 quadrant model to measure 26 skills.
The Benefits of Using the Brain Talent Assessment
The Brain Talent Assessment measures your top 6 out of 18 capabilities. This allows you to operate from your strengths.
The Brain Brief Profile EQ Assessment
The Brain Brief Profile Emotional Intelligence Assessment Reveals Your Particular Style of Focus, Decision-Making, and Drive. It Can Increase Your Self-Awareness & Your Relationship Awareness.
Personal Power through Christ: What is it?
Both your strength in Personal Power through Christ and your Accurate Self-Assessment depend heavily on believing what God says about you.
Try Accurate Self-Assessment! It Can Prevent a World of Hurt
To look at yourself accurately includes believing what God says about you.
Training in Self-Awareness Can Protect Your Child
Are you doing all you can to protect your child?
Can't We All Get Along? Working Better Together the DISC Way.
In this Everyday EQ Guest Post, DISC trainer Toni Harris Taylor notes that both Emotional Intelligence and DISC begin from a foundation of awareness. While Toni uses the DISC assessment to help her clients understand personalities, my EQ assessments help my clients increase skills and behaviors. You need both.
What Research Says About Emotional Intelligence in the Work Place
Training Adults in EQ Skills: A look at the results of four different studies in various industries.
Research: How Being Strong in EQ Positively Impacts Our Sense of Wellbeing
People skilled in living and expressing positive emotions are more likely to produce success in life regardless of whether success is “measured as a satisfying marriage, a larger salary, or better health...” (Fredrickson, 2009)
Research on the Health Benefits of Building Strong Emotional Intelligence Skills
Research suggests that the emotional intelligence skill of self-regard (one’s ability to understand and accept oneself) is the strongest predictor of health.
Do You Know Where You're Going? The EQ Skill of Intentionality
Intentionality is an emotional intelligence skill where thinking and acting are done deliberately and with purpose.
Building Social & Emotional Intelligence with Emotion Cards
Playing games with Emotion Cards can build skills in emotional intelligence.
Emotional Intelligence is Deliberately Choosing
Emotional Intelligence is deliberately choosing our behavior and our actions.
The Emotional Intelligence Competency of Initiative and a Bias for Action
Being skilled in the EQ attribute of Initiative & Bias for Action means having the readiness to act on opportunities.
Time Out for the EQ Skill of Self-Awareness
How self-awareness can improve behavioral self-control.
Breathing Buddies: An EQ Exercise for Building Focus
A shimmery pink guppy is used in an exercise which helps two and three-year-old children focus.
How Do I Increase My Social & Emotional Intelligence?
There are several things you can do, if you want to increase your Social & Emotional Intelligence. The list below is laid out with the strategies that have been proven most effective first.