Happiness and resilience

In this video Matthieu Ricard, French writer and Buddhist monk, gives five strategies for happiness. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/health-39976382/five-tips-from-the-happiest-man-on-earth Matthieu mentions the importance of having the inner resources to deal with the ups and downs of life, which is exactly what the Resilience Daybook work is all about. Especially little and often… You can start your resilience daybook […]

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A different kind of privilege : Grayson Perry : Who are you? All Man

As the youngest of five, I grew up a lifelong people watcher / people listener, so my favourite tv shows have always been interviews. I was a teenager when Michael Parkinson’s Saturday night interview programme started. Back then, Parkinson’s interviews were an hour long and usually with just the one guest. I loved this. It […]

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Self Compassion

I’m writing a book on self compassion as it’s becoming increasingly clear how important it is for behaving with emotional intelligence and particularly for being resilient. Here’s a musical take on what I interpret as self compassion in the context of resilience – Mirror  from the brilliant Lalah Hathaway.  

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Team DB – Inspirational

3 reasons why I LOVED Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics Innovators trusting and believing in their ideas I have an image in my head of Team DB generating ideas on ‘what represents Britain’ going something like this….. James Bond…. The Queen………..  wouldn’t it be great if James Bond escorted the Queen […]

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EQ & Creativity

Click on the link below for an article by Stella Bahin featured in the latest issue of the Southsea Directory.Stella is a well-known poet and creative in the Portsmouth & Southsea area, she does a regular PS feature for the Directory and in this issue she highlights how we (People Intelligence) approach creativity through relationships […]

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It’s all about relationships….

….is just another way of saying emotional intelligence. And in this case it’s a whole new project starting with a free video training series called Prioritising Trust.The videos talk you through a 5 step trust process, complete with pdfs for you to download and use. You can watch the videos on your desktop or mobile. […]

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Blog or tweet?

For the past year or so I have been tweeting more than blogging. In the past I used the blog mainly to reference interesting articles or features that were relevant to applied emotional intelligence. Nowadays I tend to share these via Twitter.If you’d like see a whole stack of EI related bits and pieces, just […]

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Reasons why reflection works and some habits for reflection

 The importance of reflection, creating time and space for reflection and how to become a reflective practitioner crops up daily in People Intelligence coaching and facilitation.Here are some tips for getting reflection as a habit in your life. http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=4595 You’ll see to it’s linked to happiness, so on the happiness theme, here’s an uplifting feature […]

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Emotional intelligence in the subway

Dan Pink’s website has an archive page on Emotionally Intelligent Signage, which we like.This kind of thing…. Check out this short video for emotional intelligence in the subway.

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Are you Ask or Guess?

A fascinating discussion emerged recently on the blogs from the question:What’s the middle ground between “F.U!” and “Welcome!”?Briefly, a couple living in a small apartment in New York get lots of requests from friends and family to stay with them for a weekend etc. They wanted to know how to respond to people, some of […]

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