We all want success. This means self-control, good communicators, relate well with others, be liked and respected. Fortunately, Dr Ann’s latest book, “Become Better” shows us how we can do this by using our Emotional Intelligence to control feelings andFit for Success actions. The key is to use our Emotional Intelligence strategically, which enables us to recognize and control our feelings and thoughts so that our actions are effective and improve our communication and ways we connect with others.

Our Emotional Intelligence is like a muscle, and so, by using it more frequently and broadly, we boost our ability to make better decisions and gain a wider perspective. This skill is particularly useful in times of uncertainty and change- such as during a pandemic. Indeed, Dr. Polya emphasizes that it is now “…more important than ever to apply Emotional Intelligence to cope well with changing circumstances”. Become BetterPolya began the book when the Covid pandemic turned our lives askew; with countless restrictions and risks. As a result, she realized that we must use our Emotional Intelligence frequently to avoid losing this skill. In addition, she contends it is vital to use Emotional Intelligence strategically to boost effectiveness and our interpersonal success.  

Strategic Emotional Intelligence

Strategic use of Emotional Intelligence is critical to make balanced decisions and we can use both emotional and logical processes to take actions. Indeed strong Emotional Intelligence is vital for our success. It creates a path to be alert to our feelings and thoughts and keep them focused on our goals. This way, we have meaningful connections and choices to communicate effectively and cope successfully with challenges. The great news is that by using our Emotional Intelligence skills strategically, we gain a competitive edge over devices of the future, such as robots and super computers, as they cannot reconcile feelings with rational processing.

Success from within

“Become Better” reflects how success comes from using our Emotional Intelligence strategically to be more aware of our feelings, and have the capacity to control them and focus on what we want to achieve. We communicate and relate better as our communication is understood and we can direct others more successfully. Strategic use of our Emotional intelligence also helps us new challenges and cope well with emotional stressors. “Become Better” draws on this research, as well on Polya’s experience and behavioral expertise to show us a road map for all of us who want to develop their skills, and be in charge of our lives- irrespective of the obstacles.

Greater Balance in our Lives

Applying Emotional Intelligence allows us to balance our emotional and our rational side. Above all, this allows us to move towards our key goals. For Video In addition, since our future will be dominated by relatively emotion-free robots and artificial intelligence, acquiring enhanced EQ will give us a huge competitive advantage. We all have Emotional Intelligence, and if we use it more frequently it gets stronger, and we feel empowered. This helps us in our daily lives to communicate more clearly and relate well with others. See Press Release

As indicated in Become Better podcast. in this way, we improve our ways of coping and handling uncertainties. Above all, by using these enhanced emotional intelligence skills we can handle new challenges in our future. Plus, it will differentiate us from robots and artificial intelligence that will prevail in our future world. 


Dr. Ann J. Polya uses her expertise to work with individuals who actively want to develop their Emotional Intelligence for their professional and personal development. Dr Polya has a doctorate in Behavioral Sciences, and Masters degrees in International Politics and Social work. She draws on her varied work experiences as a psychotherapist, coach, professor, and senior corporate executive.

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