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The Importance of Emotional Intelligence Training

Emotional Intelligence Training

Emotional Intelligence Training

I was recently asked: “If there is only one product that you could offer by Capacity Trust. What would it be and why?” In other words, if we had to put all our eggs in one basket what would be the most important product or service we offer. My short answer: “Emotional Intelligence Training.” Why? If there is one thing that we do as a company that can enrich and develop people from all walks of life, EQ training would be it.

From the youngest to the oldest and from the entry level intern who just started work to the successful CEO. Everyone can benefit from growing their EQ capacity. After all that’s why we are called Capacity Trust. So why would I say that? Read on to find out.

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If you’re not looking for it…

If you’re not looking for it

If you’re not looking for it

The positivity ratio is a concept in positive psychology suggesting that a ratio of positive to negative emotions distinguishes “flourishing” people from “languishing” people.

The ratio was proposed by Marcial Losada and psychologist Barbara Fredrickson, who identified a ratio of positive to negative affect of exactly 2.9013 as separating flourishing from languishing individuals in a 2005 paper in American Psychologist. This means that in order for any person or team to flourish we need to have about 3 to 1 positive versus negative experiences.

We recently discussed the positivity ratios suggested by Barbara Fredrickson in a few training sessions.

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