Elevating Happiness and Increasing Success with Emotional Intelligence


While many lawyers likely credit much of their success to their high IQ’s, studies have shown that the happiest and most successful people also possess high emotional intelligence (EI or EQ).

In this episode hosts Christine Bilbrey and Karla Eckardt speak with Ronda Muir to discuss how attorneys can understand, use, and raise their emotional intelligence to increase their happiness and be more successful in their law practices.

Ronda Muir is the founder of Law People Management, which is one of the country’s leading authorities on lawyer personalities and on integrating behavioral science into the legal workplace. For more information about this episode’s guest visit https://www.lawpeopleblog.com/.

This podcast has been approved by The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Department for 1 hour of General CLE Credit and 1 hour of Mental Illness Awareness Credit. Course #4197.

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  • Beyond Smart: Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence by Ronda Muir (2017)
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  • Randall Kiser, Soft Skills for the Effective Lawyer (2017)
  • Heidi Gardner, Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos (2016)
  • Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow (2011)
  • Daniel Goleman, Dr. Richard Boyatzis, and Dr. Annie McKee, Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence (2001)


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