Emotional Competence 5: Essential Empathy for Success

This article now moves on from the areas of Personal Emotional Competence which deal with ‘self’ that we dealt with in previous articles, to the second area which is Social Emotional Competence(1). This concerns ‘other people’ and our relationships with (and how we handle) individuals and groups. It should be pointed out at this juncture…

Emotional Comptence 4: Motivation is More Complicated than you Might Think

Following on from the last article on emotional competence1, we now get to the last of the three areas of Personal Competence; Motivation. Motivation is an interesting subject, it’s our “oomph” to get moving. Motivation can be either extrinsic (from the outside); “I want to do better than the other team; I want to do…

Emotional Competence 3: How to Not Loose the Plot!

In my last article on emotional competence, we noted that the Emotional Competence Framework(1) has two main areas; Personal Competence and Social Competence. To recap they consist of; Personal Competence which has three areas; Self-Awareness Self-Regulation Motivation And Social Competence which has two areas; Empathy Social Skills In my last article we just looked at…

Emotional Competence 2: A Framework for Success

In my last article, we talked about how for real long-term success in business, career, and personal relationships – having great emotional skills is not only important but absolutely necessary. In this article we’ll start looking at a framework(1) for developing emotional mastery. We’ll first quickly overview what’s involved then I’ll start giving you some…

Emotional Competence 1: The Critical Importance of Emotional Management for Business Success

Emotional intelligence is the capacity to learn the skills of managing our emotions. Emotional competence is the ability to manage your own emotions and recognise and manage/trouble shoot the same in others. It may sound odd to a lot of people but to be highly effective in your career, the domain-specific skills (like knowing about…

If Not You, Then Who?

Who reading this, is the next Prime Minister? CEO of their own company? Top athlete? Who will make a million dollars through entrepreneurship? Who is actually living their dreams? Who plans to do any of these things? …well, if not you, then who? Do you hold yourself back with any of the oh-so-common negative beliefs…