Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize your own and other people’s emotions and use this information to guide skillful thinking and behavior. Emotions are part of everyone’s working lives and are essential for decision-making and connection.
Mindfulness is the ability to focus on the present moment with curiosity and openness—a foundational skill that underpins emotional intelligence. Mindfulness practices train the ability to become aware of the present moment, building attention, focus and concentration. Mindfulness also improves our capacity to be present in meetings and conversations, strengthening relationships and building empathy.