The Power of EQ

 

Empathic Leadership

Empathic Leadership

“Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt   By Corporate Coach, Michael Steele In today’s workplace, leadership takes on many different roles, and each one requires gaining the trust of your employees. This happens most effectively when leaders listen and show genuine care for their team. Leadership…
Assessing Your Self-awareness

Assessing Your Self-awareness

I always thought I was pretty self-aware, but after becoming a coach and focusing on emotional intelligence, self-awareness took on a whole new definition, especially after being introduced to research-based assessment tools. My first assessment gave me such a detailed description of my behaviors, motivators and skills, that it felt a little intrusive – like someone…
Post Election: Get A Grip

Post Election: Get A Grip

Americans are waking up today to a new President. Some people are happy and excited, while others are angry, scared, or stunned. Regardless of which candidate you voted for, the facts remain that every President brings change, and change is difficult for most people. So, how can you utilize higher levels of your Emotional Intelligence…
Politics and Emotional Intelligence

Politics and Emotional Intelligence

Do you think “politics” and “emotional intelligence” are oxymorons? Lately, there has been a LOT of talk, argument, and conflict regarding the Presidential campaigns. I have had people tell me why “their” candidate is the best. And, many people have been sharing how disappointed they are in all the candidates. While I don’t really like…
Non-profit Organizations Benefit From EQ Training

Non-profit Organizations Benefit From EQ Training

As a group, non-profit organizations have a variety of challenges when it comes to leadership development and human resource management. These challenges are not surprising considering their often highly limited financial and personnel resources, which makes many non-profits cautious about spending funds on the latest staff development programs and trainings. However, as the need for…
The Season For Self-awareness

The Season For Self-awareness

Last month I talked about social skills and their importance in our lives as far as making our relationships more effective. But before we are able to examine, use and improve those skills, we need to look at ourselves and how others perceive us. We need to develop an awareness of our emotions first by…
Are Your Social Skills Helping or Hurting Your Business?

Are Your Social Skills Helping or Hurting Your Business?

I’m sure you all know by now that Emotional Intelligence starts with awareness of your own emotions and those of others. And awareness of the emotions of others, or social awareness, begins with empathy, which was discussed at length in my last newsletter. Now, I’d like to talk about social skills, which is how we…

Why Your Company Needs EQ Training

Are you one of the many companies considering EQ training for your staff but you’re not sure it’s worth the investment? Have you heard about the successes other companies have enjoyed with EQ coaching and wondered how it could benefit your own business? Quite simply, an employee who feels understood and appreciated in the workplace…

Self Awareness. Do You Have It?

Are you self-aware? In my June newsletter, I talked about self-regulation, which is also one of the core intra-personal competencies of emotional intelligence. In order to practice self-regulation and then motivation, you must first embrace self-awareness, which is not so easily accomplished. And you need all three in order to develop the strong inter-personal competencies…

What EQ Training Can Do for Your Team

What can an EQ training do for your company? The payoff for a company for paying attention to EQ is lower work turnover.