EQ Business

Self-Trust: Lead Thyself

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Do you trust yourself? Are you trusted by others? I’ve had the privilege of speaking to many strong leaders in business, government, finance and education, and asked a question that’s changed my understanding of leadership and the role of trust – particularly self trust. The question: “If you had to make an important decision and […]

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The Bread & Butter of Leadership

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When we talk of trust, we make the choice of being vulnerable based on our positive expectations. This positive has a similar “feel” to respect: Respect is a deep admiration. Here are six tips to building these invaluable ingredients to leadership.

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Case: Engagement, Safety & Quality in Chemical Manufacturing

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A multi-year intervention in an American chemical manufacturing plant led to a 91% improvement in employee engagement which was correlated with a 167% increase in production quality and an 83% decrease in reportable safety incidents.   The project focused moving away from a “safety program” and replacing that with a “culture of safety” based on a […]

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Disconnecting and Connecting: Daniel Goleman & Joshua Freedman on FOCUS, part 3

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In the chaos of contemporary life, how do we maintain connection to self and others?   Is it enough to “unplug” once in awhile?  We are constructing a “new normal” – what are the internal and relational skills needed to thrive in these times of disconnection and connection? Daniel Goleman and Joshua Freedman continue to […]

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Back in Focus – Daniel Goleman and Joshua Freedman on Attention and Emotion, Part 2

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How do we fully engage attention to use the full power of our minds? What fuels and blocks performance in work and life? Joshua Freedman & Daniel Goleman discuss his new book discuss the science of attention and how it applies to life in the office, in nature – and even in bed.

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The Lie of “I’m Fine” and Other Emotional Deceptions

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Why is it SO difficult to communicate? A starting point is a wide-spread lie we tell others — and ourselves. Here’s how to go deeper.

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How Does Emotional Intelligence Increase Power?

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Emotions drive you, and others. How are you using the energy of emotions to strengthen your own influence — to use your power more effectively?

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Trust & Talent Management: Retaining the Best Employees

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Research: 1/3 of your employees are ready to move, and half of those because of lack of trust. How do you assess and build trust to keep top talent?

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Talking EQ in Business – Dubai Style

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Why should business leaders care about emotional intelligence?  How to gain this value? Jayne Morrison, Regional Director for Six Seconds Middle East & Africa, was interviewed on Dubai Eye’s Business Breakfast show. Jayne shares the basics of emotional intelligence, as well as the strong business case for organisations investing in the EQ of their leaders. […]

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Wile E Coyote, Optimism and the Corporate World

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Recent article said, “In business-speak, the term optimism often connotes a certain naivete.” But the data says something VERY different — why are we misunderstanding optimism in the corporate sector?

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