IQ or EQ

Eyecare Business September 2017, by Stephanie De Long. For full article click here.

“It’s the other kind of smart,” says Travis Bradberry, Ph.D., co-founder and president of TalentSmart, a provider of emotional intelligence tests and training to more than 75% of Fortune 500 companies.

“Emotional intelligence (EQ) is your ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others,” explains Bradberry. Additionally, he says it is “your ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships.”

TIP #1 Look Beyond IQ:

IQ is what it is—it is a fixed point for everyone. On the other hand, EQ can be developed and affects how we manage behavior, navigate workplace complexities, and make business decisions. MAKE THE CONNECTION Emotional intelligence is made up of core skills that fall under two primary competencies—personal and social. Personal competence is your ability to stay aware of your emotions and manage your behavior and tendencies. Social competence is your ability to understand other people’s moods, behavior, and motives in order to improve relationships. All can be developed to put you in better touch with yourself and others.

TIP #2 Actions, Not Words:

Great bosses believe in their people, and this belief drives them to create an environment where people thrive. They inspire trust through actions, not just words. MAKE THE CONNECTION Let’s explore a couple of characteristics that set great bosses apart and that can be developed by increasing your EQ.

TIP #3 Keep Calm:

The ability to manage emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to job performance. TalentSmart has found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress. MAKE THE CONNECTION The University of California, Berkeley, found that the onset of stress entices the brain into growing new cells responsible for improved memory. However, this is seen only when stress is intermittent. As soon as it continues beyond a few moments, it suppresses the brain’s ability to develop new cells. Fortunately, unless a lion is chasing you, the bulk of your stress is subjective and under your control.

Having a Ball

Eyecare Business October, 2017 by Stephanie K. De Long: Vision neophyte? Here, we break down the eye and its incredible functions so you have the backstory in sight. For complte article click here.

CORNEA: Like a window, this clear, transparent front covering admits light, begins the refractive process, and keeps foreign particles out.

IRIS: Picture this! This flat, colored part of the eye divides the eye’s anterior chamber (front) from its posterior chamber (back) and controls light levels much like the aperture on a camera.

PUPIL: The black circular opening in the center of the iris that lets in light, the pupil has an adjustable opening. Light projects through the pupil, controlling the intensity of light allowed to strike the lens.

LENS: Right behind the iris and pupil, the lens helps focus light on the back of the eye. In a constant state of adjustment, it allows you to see small details. Any presbyope can tell you what happens when it loses elasticity.

RETINA: The area at the back of the eye, the retina receives the refined, visual message from the front of the eye and uses electrical signals to transmit it along the optic nerve to the brain.

FOVEA: A small depression in the retina where visual acuity is highest.

OPTIC DISC + NERVE: The optic disc is called the blind spot, because there are no receptors in this part of the retina. This is where all axons of the ganglion cells leave the retina to form the optic nerve. The eye’s carrier pigeon, the optic nerve carries impulses converted in the retina to the brain.

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