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Decision-making is the fourth composite scale that contributes to emotional intelligence. This is about how we use the information our emotions provide to make decisions.

These competencies make up the decision-making area of the model:

  • Problem Solving
  • Reality Testing
  • Impulse Control

How do you solve problems when your emotions are running rampant? Well you can’t turn off your emotions like a light switch, but it is important to manage them before and during the solving problem process - that way you are able to use the information your emotions are providing you to help, not hurt the decision-making process.

Planning to export? Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) can open doors of opportunities for you. They make flow of goods and services across international borders smooth and easy.

What is the purpose of FTA’s?

The chief goal of FTA’s is to make life easier for you, the exporter or importer, by removing barriers to international trade. While the primary focus is on eliminating tariffs, it also impacts non-tariff barriers, for example, quotas, intellectual property, competition policy etc.

As a small business owner, you may be working with a multi-generational workforce. At any time you may have up to four different generations working together. You’ve heard of the “Traditionalists” (born between 1922-1945) and of course, the “Boomers”(1946-1964); Generation X (those born between 1965–1979); and Generation Y (those born between 1980-1999).
But each of these groups have different values and views on work in general so using the same approach with such diverse groups is not the best HR practice. Instead, you want to create a “Gen Y Friendly” culture and workplace, and balance it with the needs of a multi-generational workforce.

You’ve decided entrepreneurship is the path for you. Now what? Successful start-ups don’t just happen, and it’s time to lay the foundation for your new enterprise. Too many budding entrepreneurs are seduced by stories of million dollar businesses sketched on the back of cocktail napkins, or mistakenly worry that they must “wear all the hats,” and both attitudes lead to problems. Avoid preventable problems and plan, build and test as your first steps.