5 Qualities of an Emotionally Intelligent Person

Episode 157: This is what separates the successful from the unsuccessful

If you were a graduate student, would you ever sign up for a course called “Touchy-Feely?”

At Stanford University’s prestigious Graduate School of Business, it’s been the most popular elective in their MBA program for 45 years. The class focuses on Emotional Intelligence, and Stanford’s best and brightest are taught that mastering this topic is crucial to their success in both business and relationships.

Episode 157 of the Communication Guys podcast is “5 Qualities of an Emotionally Intelligent Person,” where the Guys describe 5 essential principles of Emotional Intelligence and explain its importance in our everyday lives.

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6 Small Things that Make a Big Difference

Episode 156: Little Investments that Bring Big Returns

In business as well as relationships, we sometimes make the mistake of focusing on the larger issues and forgetting that there are small things that have the power to make a remarkable difference.

In this Communication Guys podcast, the Guys describe 6 simple, easy, but commonly overlooked practices that can greatly increase our ability to connect with others. This episode is a replay of one of our 10 most-downloaded programs, and was originally released as Episode 100.

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How to Keep a Conversation Going

Episode 155: How to Stop Forcing It and Start Enjoying It

Do conversations feel like a boulder you’re trying to roll uphill? Do your interactions with others seem like a fire that’s always about to go out—and it’s up to you to somehow keep the fire going? Do you feel like you’re always the one who has to carry the conversation?

Episode 155 of The Communication Guys podcast is “How to Keep a Conversation Going,” where The Guys give 5 practical tips for keeping a conversational fire burning and turning an exhausting burden into an effortless delight. This episode is a replay of one of our 10 most-downloaded episodes, and was originally released as Episode 103.

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A Story to Inspire Us All

Episode 151: Want to change the world? This is how it starts

Did you see this story in USA Today?

A woman named Alexa Bjornson put her 7 year-old son Landon on a plane to fly to Portland all by himself. But Landon is autistic, and Alexa was afraid her son might annoy whoever might be sitting beside him. So Alexa wrote a note, enclosed a ten dollar bill, and told her son to give it to his seatmate.

Did you hear what happened next?

Episode 151 of the Communication Guys podcast is “A Story to Inspire Us All,” where the Guys reveal the rest of Landon’s story and draw 5 communication lessons we can all take away from it.

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Throw Me a Bone

Episode 150: A gift that costs you nothing can change everything

Why are we so stingy with our words?

Words are like a miracle drug: They have the power to soothe, restore, and even heal the people around us, yet we dispense that medicine so sparingly. What makes us so cautious? What holds us back?

Episode 150 of the Communication Guys podcast is “Throw Me a Bone,” where the Guys describe 5 crucial aspects of life where we all need to become more generous with our words.

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