Emotional Intelligence Feed

Using A CURE Approach to Enhance Ethical Behavior

The Keys to Building Emotional Intelligence I previously blogged about how and why empathy and compassion are critical components of ethical leadership. However, this is only one-half of the story about how approaching ethics from an emotional level can enhance ethical leadership. Ethical leaders also need cognitive skills to make... Read more →


Cultivating Emotional Intelligence

The Value of Soft Skills I recently read an interesting article on Forbes Advisor online that addresses the importance of soft skills in the workplace. According to the article, “Soft skills—also known as “people skills” or “interpersonal skills”—are a set of personal attributes and abilities that allow individuals to effectively... Read more →


Coping with Moral Distress

Fight or Flight Response There have been events in my life when I have experienced moral distress. It typically leads me to consider whether to fight it or flight. Life’s decisions are not always black or white. Typically, there are shades of gray. This creates uncertainty about what our response... Read more →


Educating The Whole Person

A New Approach to Ethics Education I have been reading a lot lately about the importance of educating the whole person. We can think of education as a roadmap to self-actualization. In other words, become the best version of yourself, one who is socially and psychological fit and aspires to... Read more →


Causes and Solutions to Gun Violence in America

Why is America Such a Violent Country? The number of senseless murders that have occurred in the U.S. in 2022 is alarming, several of which have occurred in November alone. We need to recognize that the country has now returned to the days of the “Wild West” that began after... Read more →


What are Behavioral Triggers and Why Do They Matter?

Coping Skills We hear a lot about behavioral triggers these days but what are these triggers? How do they affect individuals? How should they react to them? and What can they do about them? These are questions that help to understand what emotional triggers are. I explore these issues in... Read more →


Reversing the Golden Rule

What to Do About Negative Self-Talk The Golden Rule is the principle of treating others as one wants to be treated. It is a maxim that is found in most religions and cultures. It can be considered an ethic of reciprocity in some religions, although different religions treat it differently.... Read more →


Why are Elite Athletes Having Mental Health Issues?

Osaka, Biles, and Vonn Illustrate the Mental Health Challenges for Olympians and All Athletes The 2022 Winter Olympics are just a month away and it got me thinking about recent events where athletes in their prime had to drop out of competition because of mental health issues. Most recently, Naomi... Read more →


Where Does the US Stand in the World Happiness Report?

Happiness in the COVID-19 Environment I have previously blogged about happiness polls to see how the US ranks. I looked at how the U.S. ranks (2019) and how people can lead happier lives. I thought it would be in the top 10 countries. After all, we have in general elements... Read more →


Ethics Resources -- Ethics Sage

Resources On Ethics, Workplace Ethics, Wellness, and Emotional Intelligence The following is a list of resources I have identified that may be of interest to readers of my blogs. If your organization has resources that you believe may be suitable for posting on my "Ethics Resources" link, please send the... Read more →


Reasons to Develop a Personal Ethics Statement

The Importance of Influencing Others Have you ever thought about sharing your core values and beliefs with others? You may want to use a personal ethics statement to let others know what you stand for. For example, it could be used as part of your job application process. A personal... Read more →