In previous blogs, we have looked at EQ in many ways, especially as it relates to healthy and happy relationships- both at work and at home. Researchers have confirmed what Human Resource professionals have known for quite some time. One’s level of emotional intelligence is a great predictor of success at work as well as a measurement of healthy and productive relationships and leadership abilities.
EQ is not touchy-feely or happy-go-lucky “stuff”. EQ is about healthy and productive relationships. And healthy and productive relationships mean better customer service, improved employee relations, and better company profits.
We become like the people we spend time with. It’s the age-old truth that we our parents drilled into us and we, in turn, attempted to drill into our own children. We must hang around the right “reference group” in order to stay on the right track.
As corporate and community leaders, it is important to refer back to this sage advice. A good business associate will tell you when you are about to walk into the lion’s den or when you are about to walk off of a cliff. And the good news is that you don’t have to hold regularly scheduled meetings of everyone. This board you put together exists not on paper but exists in friendships, phone calls, and lunch meetings.
You should have a trusted friend in each area of your professional and personal life. Some examples:
In previous blogs, we have looked at EQ in many ways, especially as it relates to healthy and happy relationships- both at work and at home. Most of Emotional Intelligence is based on Self-Knowledge and Self-Regulation. These two strengths are the building blocks of EQ.
Researchers have confirmed what Human Resource professionals have known for quite some time. One’s level of emotional intelligence is a great predictor of success at work as well as a measurement of healthy and productive relationships and leadership abilities.
Research has also shown that EQ is the second most important factor in job performance, only behind cognitive intelligence.
EQ assessments will become more and more important to a high functioning team. InnerActive Consulting Group has EQ assessments. Please call us now to discuss how we can help you gage the level of EQ on your team. We can also help you increase your EQ numbers. We can help get you to the next level! 901-757-4434 or 1-800-452-4036
Achilles was the Greek hero of the Trojan War. He was completely super human… except for one thing… his heel. An arrow to the heel killed him.
We all have our own Achilles’ Heel. Have you thought about what yours is? What areas of weaknesses do you need growth and support?
Some common human frailties:
Recent research from the University of Haifa reported that employees who have high levels of emotional intelligence are not only more dedicated at work, but also have a higher satisfaction level. The study also proved what business owners and Human Resource managers have always known… employees with higher levels of emotional intelligence are assets to the organization.
“I believe it will not be long before emotional intelligence is incorporated in employee screening and training processes and in employee assessment and promotion decisions.” – Dr. Galit Meisler
Greater Emotional Intelligence (EQ) enhances one’s life immensely. Our bodies and minds are energy systems. Have you ever walked into a room of people and felt hostility immediately? That’s energy. Have you been in the presence of someone who immediately makes you feel a strong sense of peace and serenity? That is energy. Have you walked into an empty room and felt peace? That’s lingering energy. What about an empty room that feels hostile? That is also lingering energy.
Let’s define EQ. Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand emotions, particularly one’s own emotions. “Know thyself”, proclaims the ancient Greek aphorism. Self-awareness and self-regulation are the first two tenets of EQ.
Some of the benefits of Higher Emotional Intelligence:
RETURN ON ENERGY (ROE)
Good leadership skills are available to everyone and the leadership style we adopt is a choice. This choice can even be made day-by-day, depending on our own energy level and the “fuel” we use in our lives through meaningful relationships, rest and relaxation, personal development, spirituality, and personal growth.
Many people think they are indispensable. Most people are not! The workforce of today and tomorrow requires skill sets and mind sets that will be instrumental to personal and business success.
Here are 16 creative ways to make you indispensable. If not to your current employer, to someone else who is looking for new talent.
1. Never stop learning!
2. Ability to get along with a broad range of personality types
3. Teach others by sharing your knowledge
4. Speak only in positive terms
5. Build coalitions
6. Raise your Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
7. Volunteer to assist others
8. Communicate effectively, timely, and in a positive manner
9. Look for the good in others
10. Lose the bad moods… or at least have them privately
11. Have a smile in your voice
12. NO WHINING!
13. Offer a hand, a shoulder, a solution
14. Take the initiative
15. Be aware of positive branding
16. Know your brand and make sure others know it too
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We see so much written on how to be a good leader. Let’s look at the flip side of the equation and see what qualities make the top of the lists for winning the Worst Leader Award.
Are you an inverse paranoid? If not, you probably should work on mastering this important skill. The inverse paranoid wakes up on the RIGHT side of the bed each morning. The “IP” is one who believes the world is conspiring to do him good. They also believe that people are out to “help” them instead of hurt them.
What are common traits of an inverse paranoid?