The word is out about emotional intelligence. Companies who once focused only on where their new hires went to university have learned that IQ alone isn’t going to make them successful. The way employees conduct themselves, the way they express themselves, and the way they interact with others are all as important if not more important than the person’s score on an intelligence test.
Resilience as an idea is simple: it’s anything that helps us deal with life’s challenges, large or small, and win through. But developing your resilience is the work of a lifetime. Different techniques work for different people. Looking at what works for large numbers of people, and considering whether it might work for us is very worthwhile, and studies show we can improve resilience this way.
The Learning & Development industry has seen many changes arise in the way employers think about soft skills such as leadership, communication, and teamwork. These skills have seen a notable increase in focus among organisations but there is one attribute that is beginning to emerge as the single most important business skill to develop this century: Emotional Intelligence (EQ).
Whether consciously or not, we communicate in a variety of ways every day. In both our personal and professional lives, communication is arguably the most important interpersonal skill to develop and improve. There are many aspects that make up strong communication Let’s look at the top four communication skills and how to improve them. (more..)
On the topic of intelligence, there is much debate about whether it is emotional intelligence (EQ) or cognitive intelligence (IQ) is more important. Emotional intelligence and its benefits are becoming increasingly more important in India. When it comes to the workplace, technical skills associated with IQ can get you so far but the social skills that come with high EQ can make all the difference. When attending school and studying at university, intelligence levels are often determined by how quickly students retain technical information and perform in exams rather than by measuring skill levels such as how well students manage their time, function as part of a team or display strong leadership. Let’s delve into the world of intelligence and compare the two.
When it comes to success in both your professional and personal life, there is one skill that will allow you to navigate any environment with ease: Emotional Intelligence. And the word is out among organisations. Many companies who were once largely focused on where new hires studied have learned that technical skills and a degree alone don’t equate to a successful employee. The way an employee conducts themself, expresses themself, and interacts with others are becoming increasingly important when it comes to hiring. We’ll look into 4 traits that make up an emotionally intelligent person. (more..)
Interpersonal skills. You use them every day without even knowing it. We use interpersonal skills when we communicate and interact with people both personally and professionally. But what are these skills? And why are they so important? (more..)
This article series is about successful and great leadership with emotional intelligence. In the first part, we examined how you can become more aware of your emotional state at any given moment. In this article, we want to discuss what you can do about it. (more..)
Senior leaders know the theories about resilience at work – especially in times of great change. Why don’t they put their knowledge into practice? When leaders are under enormous pressure themselves, they stop doing the things that, in fact, they know would help. (more..)