While The Great Resignation is drawing attention to the fact that we are in a moment when people want and expect more out of their professional lives, those of us who are mindful, intentional, and soul-focused career coaches have been working with clients to create this future for years.

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The Fourth Pillar of Emotional Intelligence: Relationship Management

Relationship management is our fourth and final pillar of emotional intelligence. Relationship is a critical component of work within institutions. Whether we examine the professor-student relationship or the peer relationship between colleagues, good interpersonal skills and social intelligence helps us generate positive…

The Third Pillar of Emotional Intelligence: Social Awareness

In earlier posts, I summarized the first two pillars of Emotional Intelligence (EQ), following Daniel Goleman’s model: self-awareness and self-management. Now we’re at the third pillar of strong EQ: social awareness. Having a high degree of social awareness contributes to your own…

An organization I’m working for is going through a radical restructuring initiative, prompted by a budget crisis. The budget crisis was pre-COVID, so the past year has been really hard on this organization, its employees and leaders. …

Are you in touch with the spark of joy that propels your career?

Many of us aren’t. And, especially during fluctuating COVID-19-related working arrangements, that makes perfect sense. …

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This essay explained the concept of Emotional Intelligence, as popularized in North America by Daniel Goleman, and provided an introduction to the first pillar of EQ: self-awareness. If you’ve read that piece, you’ve had a chance to think about where you fall on a scale from low to high self-awareness…

What do you think of when you hear “group work?” The traumas of middle school? Or the focused and coordinated teams you work on in your job? Groups and teams, although used interchangeably as organizational vocabulary, actually represent two different collectives, according to research by Meredith Belbin. Groups, according to…

What do you think of when you hear “group work?” The traumas of middle school? Or the focused and coordinated teams you work on in your job? Because, as it turns out, adult working life is largely team work! …

Your Emotional Intelligence, or EQ, is a two-sided coin: on one side, you awareness of and intentional behavior toward yourself; on the other, your awareness of and intentional behavior toward others.

Woman holding two coins in front of her eyes.

Self-awareness is the beginning of all serious work on personal growth. Your awareness of your motivations, your triggers, your…

As we enter the second month of something akin to a global game of FREEZE, most of us, and most institutions, have realized that “business as usual” is months away and are adapting our teaching and research and meeting habits to accommodate our new online-all-the-time reality. This adjustment has been…

Jennifer Askey

Academic Leadership coach working with emotional intelligence & positive psychology to help scholars and administrators flourish.

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