Panellist: Derek Bbanga Managing Director, Public Image International Ltd.   Why, in the current professional employment market, are merely technical skills not enough to succeed? Emotional self-awareness is your key to being a happy, content person who relates well to others and is the foundation for self-management, social awareness and relational management. Distressing emotions that are not managed well affect your ability to think, focus and get work done. People have always had emotional intelligence.

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Panellist: Vivian W. Kamau Corporate Communications Manager, Public Image International Is EI just a form of manipulation designed to get into people’s heads? Everything is manipulation at one level. Paying inflated salaries is manipulation. Writing these answers in blue (as opposed to red, say) is manipulation. The important thing is the intent behind any behaviour. EI is one of many things people might use to manipulate other people, but it isn’t the manipulation itself. What

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Panellist: David Mogere Managing Director, Excel Marketing Consultancy 1. What does Emotional Intelligence mean to you? Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is your ability to identify your emotions, understand the impact of those emotions and manage them intelligently.  EQ includes your ability to understand the emotions of others, understand the impact of those emotions on your relationships and then self-correct. In contrast to EQ there is IQ – your intellectual capacity.  IQ measures your cognitive abilities, including

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9 Practices for Achieving Emotional Maturity

Mental health is synonymous with maturity, and maturity is born of responsibility. You cannot be mentally or emotionally healthy if you are irresponsible. People with maturity understand a great truth; they understand that life is difficult. In being able to accept this fact about life, mature people learn to handle life in all of its difficulties, not expecting it to be different. They have learned to accept that not everything in life is going to

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Here are five things that separate successful people from everybody else. They value the dream they hold, rather than focusing on pleasing other people or hitting artificial yardsticks. They focus on the dream and not the obstacles between it and them. 3. They fall down and get back up like breathing because to them, trying and learning and trying again are as natural as breathing. They look forward to falling down, learning from the fall