Tag Archives: Self-Awareness

Five ways to improve your Self Awareness

thoughtful business woman with self reflection

Self awareness is key to being able to develop your Emotional Intelligence.  Emotionally Intelligent leaders are aware of their emotional experience and know what they are feeling most of the time.  They have the capacity to recognise how their feelings and emotions impact on their personal opinions, attitudes and judgements. Here are five ways to develop your own self awareness: 1. Carry a physical reminder – Try wearing your watch on the opposite wrist or […]

All you have is now – miss it and it’s gone

Future Past & Present signpost in the sky

I was reading a blog post recently, “20 Habits of Happy People” and number ten on the list was “Live in the present”.  It reminded me of the journey I’ve been taking over the past six months or so in trying to do just that. Philosopher and neuroscientist, Sam Harris, in his talk entitled “Death and the Present Moment”, offers an interesting perspective on the present moment; he says: “It is always now.  However much you feel […]

Are you socially intelligent about social media?

Are you socially intelligent about social media?

With my executive coaching clients I often develop aspects of their Emotional Intelligence (which some call social intelligence) to help improve their communication and relationship skills: self-awareness, so that when situations arise you are aware of your own feeling and emotions; self management, which allows you to pause in your reaction, assess the situation, consider your desired outcome and choose an appropriate response; social awareness, to detect and understand the reaction that your communication or […]

How quickly do you judge?

Judges Gavel

One of my past roles was head of a group of business consultants in a software business selling multi-million pound specialist software to the energy sector.  Building the team from scratch was not an easy task. Finding good consultants with the appropriate knowledge, experience and skills was challenging.  Our consultants were quite often amongst the first people to go into new companies, supporting the sales people.  They had to be seen as credible, knowledgeable, articulate, […]

Do you feel fulfilled?

Business man feeling fulfilled

My birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks.  Looking at the latest figures from the UK’s Office of National Statistics, life expectancy is currently around 78 for a man and 82 for a woman.  Based on this I have about 9,500 days left; and as I’m almost 19,000 days old that puts me 2/3 of the way there!  Now some might say “Oh no. Only 9,500 days left?  That’s nothing!”  However, another way of looking […]