Category Emotional Intelligence

How to Develop an Agile Workforce with Agile EQ

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Rebooting Employee Morale and Productivity Series 

The events of recent months have tested the leadership mettle and the agility of people in organizations in ways we’ve not seen before. For years we have been talking about a VUCA world in which the business environment is volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous and now we have that on steroids. The more disrupted our “normal” lives become, the more critical a truly agile workforce is to success.

The opportunity for leaders in organizations now is to equip themselves and their people with the tools, training, and coaching to enable people to be self-directed, flexible, and resilient. Agile takes on a whole new meaning today...

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Thriving Through Crisis: Managing Self, Managing Others, Managing the Business and Productivity

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In this uncertain and challenging time, many people want to know how best to:

  1. manage their own emotions,
  2. support the people they lead and/or influence, and
  3. somehow remain productive and focused despite these unprecedented circumstances.

Suggestions for Managing Yourself During a Crisis

At this point, I’m sure you’ve received enough advice. You don’t need to be told to self-quarantine and keep your social distance or to wash your hands and stop feeling fear. All of these things are wise to do of course, but I thought I would summarize some helpful suggestions in a series of posts for Thriving Through Crisis: Managing Yourself, Managing Others, and Managing Your Business and Productivity.

In all of the leadership training and coaching my team and I offer, we take a Whole-Person” ...

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Leading with Emotional Intelligence: Gain the Agile EQ Edge!

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Let’s face it, most leaders are struggling with the volatile, uncertain, chaotic, and ambiguous world of work today. As a result of this turbulence, every company, leader, and employee needs to be on the lookout for an edge that will allow them to manage the chaos and succeed despite it.

That edge for leaders and teams is emotional intelligence. “Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand, use, and manage your own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges and defuse conflict,” according to Dan Siegel, mindfulness and EQ expert. Daniel Goleman, author of many leading-edges resources on emotional intelligence has stated that “EQ is 7 or more times more important than IQ for leadership success.”

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