Harris Fanaroff

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Emotional Intelligence – Reality Testing & Racial Injustice

The eleventh element of Emotional Intelligence is reality testing. Reality testing during our current climate and increased conversations around race relations is an incredibly important element to focus on. Reality testing is defined by the EQi 2.0 as “the ability and tendency for you to assess the here-and-now reality of any given moment or situation …

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Racial Injustice, Emotional Intelligence & Problem Solving

Black Lives Matter. I stand with the Black community in my commitment to speaking up against systemic, institutionalized, and internalized racism. There’s a lot of work to be done (especially for non-Black people like myself) and actionable conversations to be had to unwind the harm caused by centuries of racism in the U.S. and beyond. This will not happen …

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Contributing to the Greater Good – Social Responsibility & the Coronavirus

The ninth element of emotional intelligence is social responsibility. A lot of people when first getting acquainted with EQi 2.0 model think that social responsibility means doing good related to taking care of the environment, but this isn’t the case. Social responsibility is defined by the EQi 2.0 as “your ability and tendency to cooperate …

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Emotional Intelligence & Coronavirus – Leaning into Empathy

The eighth element of emotional intelligence is empathy. Empathy is defined by the EQi 2.0 as “your ability and willingness to take notice of and be sensitive to other people’s needs and feelings.” Empathy is rooted in our caring & sensitivity, sympathy, responsiveness, and seeking to understand.                There has perhaps never been a greater need …

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Emotional Intelligence & Coronavirus – Improving Our Relationships

 The seventh element of emotional intelligence is interpersonal relationships. Interpersonal relationships is my highest component of the EQi, and an element that I highly value in both my personal and professional life. Interpersonal relationships is defined by the EQi 2.0 as “your ability and tendency to give and receive trust and compassion and to establish …

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Emotional Intelligence & Coronavirus – The Power of Independence

The sixth element of emotional intelligence is independence. Independence is defined by the EQi 2.0 as “your ability and tendency to be self-directed in your thinking, feeling, and actions – to go at it alone when needed.” Independence is rooted in our autonomy, self-determination, and self-sufficiency.               Independence is playing a big role in our …

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