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What do you want to know about emotional intelligence?

Unless you work in a vacuum, you have to count on others to get things done. Which means … that you have to work with a myriad of different personalities in the workplace. Let’s face it, some days that’s easier said than done!  Here’s where emotional intelligence (or EQ) really matters.  EQ  is your ability to understand your own emotions and those of others, and to act appropriately using these emotions. And it’s a fact – people with higher levels of EQ consistently have greater success in working with others.  Indeed, studies show that your EQ is a better predictor of your professional success than either your IQ or your technical skills.

On Wednesday May 11, I’m leading a live Audio Conference on the subject of EQ, and I’ll be opening the lines for questions.  What is one thing that you’d like to learn about emotional intelligence that will help you work more effectively with others in the workplace?  Go to to ask your question and I’ll answer as many as I can on May 11.

And while you’re at, be sure test your own EQ using our simple and free self-assessment.  Just click on the link on the bottom left of the screen.

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