EQ Business

Got Trust?

The levels of trust within a team determine its effectiveness and health. Without trust, teams can be plagued with hidden agendas, defensiveness, and passive aggressive maneuvers. During team meetings, the best ideas are lost, as members censor themselves. Without the necessary conflict of ideas, the team is more likely to make inferior decisions–with disastrous results. […]

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Executive Presence

Your ability to connect with others is the critical difference between average and great results. Your style – your executive presence – affects your ability to have the impact you want in any situation, from one-to-one interactions and group meetings to stand up presentations.

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The Business Case for Emotional Intelligence 2010

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Newly updated, the 2010 Business Case for Emotional Intelligence is an in-depth analysis of current research presented in a compelling, engaging eBook — available for free download (see below).  The eBook covers…. Executive Summary: “The evidence is increasingly compelling. The measurable, learnable skills of emotional intelligence make a significant impact on organizational performance. EQ may […]

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Optimism: The Hidden Asset

Bruna Martinuzzi, a specialist in bringing EQ into leadership, provides a practical view of optimism as a leadership asset. She offers 17 concrete action steps to develop and apply this key competence. The article includes links and references to numerous books on leadership, problem-solving, and peak performance. Optimism: The Hidden Asset By Bruna Martinuzzi Among […]

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New US Air Force Study: EQ to Save $190 Million

In 2007, the US Air Force began to explore the possibility of applying emotional intelligence (EI) to predict performance in training programs for pilots, air traffic controllers and pararescue jumpers (“PJs” — who’s mission is to rescue downed aircrew). The PJ program was one of their top priorities. This training program takes nearly two years […]

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Leadership Success and Emotional Intelligence in the Middle East

Abstract: The United Arab Emirates is emerging as the business capital of the Middle East. In this complex, demanding environment, to what extent do the “soft skills” of emotional intelligence matter? In a study of 418 leaders living in the region, there is a very strong relationship between emotional intelligence skills and performance outcomes. Scores […]

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EQ Blended Learning at GAMBRO DASCO

Gambro Dasco is a planning and production firm specializing in medical dialysis devices.  To create the right conditions for continued growth, the company implemented a program to strengthen team leaders’ Emotional Intelligence. To initiate the project, Gambro Dasco’s Human Resources Manager, Sara Boldrini needed to secure funding for the effort, so the HR department became […]

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Proactive, Reactive, Inactive

One of the major issues that surfaced in the 2010 Workplace Issues Report (and the 2007 report for that matter) is being proactive. You know – that state when you put out the fire before it’s a raging inferno? Or maybe even take the matches and paper away from your colleague before he starts the […]

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EQ VitalSigns: CARE

From Caring Comes Courage. – Lao Tzu Ancient Chinese Philosopher Preparing a presentation for a group of doctors, I was paralyzed by a terrible feeling of inadequacy. “Who am I to instruct physicians?” Reflecting on my reaction, I realized I’d fallen into the trap of the doctor-patient paradigm. Doctors are the experts, the keepers of […]

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Inside Change on WVTL

Bob Cudmore of WVTL, Amsterdam, NY, interviews Joshua Freedman about the new book, INSIDE CHANGE, how change works — and how emotion can make or break change efforts.  Topics include why 70% of change fails, how politicians have used the power of emotion to drive change, trust, and fueling personal change with positive emotion. [powerpress]

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