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Why Should I Care About EQ?

By Ron Price 

To some, emotional intelligence (or EQ) can sound like the modern version of standing in a circle holding hands and singing kumbaya.

Many people undervalue the significance of developing emotional intelligence as part of professional development. However, there is an abundance of research that indicates this type of thinking isn’t very intelligent.

How to Use Mindfulness to Improve Emotional Intelligence

Said another way, mindfulness can be thought of as bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment. It is a skill that can be developed and sharpened over time with practice, focus and repetition.

The Necessity of Managing Oneself

Self-management is the ability to prioritize goals and decide what must be done. In this short video, Andy Johnson points out that leaders don’t typically have someone managing them, so they have to manage themselves. It’s not an optional competency.

How to be successful by giving up these eight habits

It is inevitable that often times we can feel stuck in life, leading us to wonder how we can become successful. Knowing where to start often presents the biggest challenge. Maybe it is not necessarily what you can do to reach success, but rather what habits you can give up

Personal Accountability: Taking Responsibility for Your Efforts and Results

In this short video, Ron Price talks about the importance of personal accountability for leaders. He discusses the greatest obstacles that leaders face in developing personal accountability and what they can do today to improve this skill.

It’s OK to Fail: 5 Ways to Face Your Fears

Eat the frog; a strange but oft-used mantra a family friend lived by. Essentially, “eat the frog” is another way of saying “just do it” or “face your fears.” If there’s something you need to do, and you have to do it whether you want to or not, you are better off to just get it done and get it off your plate. Eat the frog. 

Military Secrets to Creating a Culture of Leadership

Flexibility: Adapting to Changing Conditions

In this short video, Chief of Staff for Price Associates Dr. Bobby Sanchez discusses the leadership competency, Flexibility. He talks about ways for organizations to build their capacity of flexibility and how to promote this leadership skill within your team.

Facing Challenges and Unexpected Events

In this short video, Practice Manager at InfoQuest Rebekah Lee tells us why Flexibility is an essential skill for a leader, ways to learn to become more flexible, and how to encourage flexibility in your team.

Getting Even Better at a Challenging Skill: Self Management (Part 2)

Dale Dixon and Ron Price continue their conversation about Self-Management. They talk about the two components of self-management: demonstrating self control and the ability to manage time and priorities. Ron gives several tools to help you and your team prioritize what is important on a daily, weekly, quarterly and annual basis. He talks about the importance of clarity and offers practical steps and resources for improving self-management today. 

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