Emotional Intelligence 101

Gaining an understanding of emotional intelligence is an often overlooked aspect of career success. Here, nine short steps give you the tools to master emotional intelligence in the workplace.

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What makes a great leader? Knowledge, smarts and vision, to be sure. To that, Daniel Goleman, author of “Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence,” would add the ability to identify and monitor emotions — your own and others’ — and to manage relationships. Read more: The New York Times.

What’s Good Enough?

We’re taught to aim for the best and with thanks to our current obsession with FOMO, the idea of going for ‘just good enough’ probably doesn’t really appeal. But how about if opting for good enough would actually lead to a happier, more positive existence?

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How settling can make people happier and more satisfied than gunning for “the best”. Read more: The Atlantic.

Ten Inspirational Feminists

Ten best feminists? Sounds suspiciously like clickbait content – even if it was published to celebrate International Women’s Day. Cynicism aside, this list will make you feel inspired and empowered, seriously! From the Star Trek cast member to the woman who travelled round the world in under 80 days with just handbag for luggage – we say YES to finding out more about brilliant, game-changing women. 

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On Sunday 8 March, it’s International Women’s Day. Helen Lewis pays tribute to 10 inspirational feminists. Read more: The Guardian

Career Satisfaction

How do you feel about your job? Fulfilled, positive and optimistic? Or maybe you’re wondering what your skills and strengths are – and questioning why you’re there at all… How can you maximise your career satisfaction?

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Stuck in a rut? Here are five ways to get the most out of your job whether you’re looking to stay put or move on to pastures new. Read more: Get The Gloss.

Do Something

We’ve all been there – there’s something you know you need to do (revising for an exam, applying for a job, taking clothes to the dry cleaners) and yet somehow you just can’t find the motivation to do it. In fact you’ll do anything – anything at all – rather than committing to the task you know you need to do. The solution? Try Mark Manson’s Do Something principle.

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A cool little mental hack to get you over procrastination and inspire motivation. Read more here: The “Do Something” Principle.

Maybe, Baby?

Sometimes we’re that painfully honest best friend who narrows her gaze and replies that no, maybe those jeans aren’t the best fit for you right now. These are the hard truths you might not really like hearing. If you haven’t got children and you do want them, this article may be the most important thing you read this year. Seriously.

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Women in their 30s and 40s exhibit a mix of wishful thinking and woeful ignorance when it comes to their fertility. Why? Read more: Aeon Magazine.

The Trends Cheat Sheet

Most of the time, we don’t pay very very close attention to trends… We try, but they change so often that how can we possibly hope to keep up with them as well as everything else life throws at us? So look to Vogue – who else – to fill you in on the trends you might like to know about. Ten slides to click through, this fashion trends cheat sheet for Spring/Summer 2015 makes updating your wardrobe a cinch!

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The sales are over and wintery clothes are beginning to look a little tired. Before you start to shop the new season, here’s Vogue‘s quick-fix style guide to updating your look for spring/summer 2015. Read more: Vogue.

Maximise Your Health

It’s that time of year when we’re starting to leave that resolutionist zeal behind, isn’t it? While everyday gym visits and endless kale might have seemed realistic in the first enthusiastic flush of January 1st, somehow… With tips on how to fend off illness, nutritional guidance for women, mindful advice for better health, practical fitness tips and useful probiotic and antioxidant knowledge, The Telegraph brings together five experts to ensure that your 2015 is as healthy – and happy – as possible!

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Five experts – including a nutritionalist, a hypnotherapist and a cancer researcher – offer insider tips on how to vastly improve your health this year. Read more: The Telegraph.

Broken Sleep

You really need to make sure you get at least eight hours. Oh no, hang on, if you want to be super successful, you should be able to train yourself to manage on four hours a night before an energising gym session. And then there are the insomniacs amongst us. ARRGHH – aren’t we confused about sleep!  OK, how about if we told you should wake up in the middle of the night…

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People once woke up halfway through the night to think, write or make love. What have we lost by sleeping straight through? Read more: Aeon Magazine.

How to Live Meaningfully

Brain Pickings is one of our favourite blogs when it come to interesting, insightful, uplifting and creative articles. Spirituality, self, happiness and life lessons aplenty; this selection of 14 books is essential reading for anyone looking to live a little more meaningfully…

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How to be alone, wake up from illusion, master the art of asking, fathom your place in the universe, and more. These are the year’s finest books on how to live sane, creative, meaningful lives. Read more: Brain Pickings.