Tag: Emotional Intelligence

What the Modern-Day Barbie Movie Can Teach Recruiters

With the release of the first live-action Barbie film, Barbie is finally getting the attention she deserves. The summer box-office hit brings Barbie into the real world, where she presents us with a fresh take on diversity and empowerment for the recruiting sector. Mattel was hesitant about the film at first. The brand has worked […]

How Soft Skills Make Employees and Leaders More Open-Minded

The 2005 global merger between Chinese and U.S. tech giants Lenovo and IBM was no simple matter. The companies knew differences in Western and Eastern leadership styles posed an obstacle to unity. Rather than simply allowing the dominant company to set the tone, they embarked on a revolutionary process to take the best of the […]

Faces of HR: Eric Cormier on Emotional Intelligence, Empathy, and Trust

Meet Eric Cormier, manager of HR services for Insperity, a provider of HR solutions. Since joining the company in 2012, Cormier has served in myriad roles, including senior HR specialist and manager of HR services of Insperity’s eastern service region. Cormier brings more than 20 years of HR experience to his current role, in which […]

How to Use Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

We live in an ever-changing world and the workplace is no different. From record-high burnout levels to mass layoffs, and fears of a recession, HR leaders have tried on a myriad of hats in an effort to retain talent and keep them engaged, productive, and happy. Still, the workplace remains rampant with buzzwords like The […]

Today’s HR Leaders Must Play Both Offense and Defense When Managing a Workforce Reduction

2023 is not just another year of disruptions. It’s a year in which business and HR leaders must play defense and offense at the same time. This means performing a realistic appraisal of the current situation—inflation, recessionary concerns, and geopolitical instability—and making defensive adjustments to the business that may involve cutting back on staff. At […]


The Importance of Emotional Intelligence for Business Leaders

Many leaders seek ways to make their employees happier at work yet lack the emotional intelligence (EQ) to understand how to achieve this goal. While problem-solving abilities (IQ) are a vital characteristic in leaders, this EQ is just as (if not more) integral to running a thriving workplace, as this will bring back the human […]

The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Leadership Effectiveness

We’ve all been in a position where our technical skills helped us get a promotion. But you also need the emotional element if you want to hold a better leadership position, as it enables you to connect with others, offer feedback, deal with stress, and train teams effectively. You must be thinking: What is that […]

Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

It may be hard to believe, but the now popular concept of “emotional intelligence” (EQ) has actually been around for quite some time. In fact, it was first put forth back in 1990—40+ years ago—by researchers Peter Salavoy and John Mayer and was later popularized by Dan Goleman in his book of the same name. […]


Emotional Intelligence for HR

The term “emotional intelligence” means being cognizant of your own emotions and the emotions of those around you, as well as how they are impacted by daily occurrences. Being aware of others’ emotions is a major asset, as it can improve interpersonal and working relationships and make the organization run more smoothly. In the working […]

The Vital Importance of Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence (EI) is one of those things that becomes very important when someone on a team, or a leader, does not possess it. The success of a team and an organization requires that leaders and employees possess the EI to support and empathize with one another in a healthy way. I recently spoke with […]