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Emotional Intelligence: case study

Emotional Intelligence: case study

In the past year, people shared in training sessions many situations they experienced with their colleagues. Many of these situations I could link to one of the five components of EQ. In this article, I share some of these situations. I am curious to find…

10 STRATEGIES TO BUILD YOUR EQ

10 STRATEGIES TO BUILD YOUR EQ

Not knowledge, education, experience or intellectual power are predictors as to why one person succeeds and another doesn’t. We observe that some well-educated people struggle. While others with fewer obvious skills or attributes flourish. Why? The answer almost always has to do with emotional intelligence…

Assess your flexibility

Assess your flexibility

How flexible are you? Are you able to create manoeuvrability when needed? Do you know when you have to be flexible? Flexibility is the capability to adjust yourself when it’s really needed. It’s about being flexible in your priorities. Sometimes other more urgent things need…

Flexible leadership: when to manage and when to lead

Flexible leadership: when to manage and when to lead

For years there has been discussed what the differences are between leadership and management, and what is more effective. The old way of thinking is that these roles are mutually exclusive and require different values and traits. The difference being that managers look for control…

Flexibility in your career

Flexibility in your career

The job market has changed in the past decade at an unprecedented pace. New technologies, an increasingly highly educated workforce and ever-changing consumer demands have changed how we work today if we want to or not. And for the coming decades, robots, algorithms and machine…

Tips to be a Mindful Leader

Tips to be a Mindful Leader

What am I as a leader spreading around today? As a leader, am I a positive, caring and inspiring presence or am I the opposite? Many leaders ask themselves this question- what does my emotional presence tell our employees about me and the company? Research…

Assess your Mindfulness

Assess your Mindfulness

How mindful are you? How is your state of mind? How do you really feel about yourself?   The concept of mindfulness is the ability to stay focused, being fully aware of your thoughts. It’s also being able to recognise and move past distractions as they arise.…

Mindfulness at work

Mindfulness at work

Practicing mindfulness at work is an important way to center yourself, increase focus, and achieve inner balance to your life. In essence, mindfulness is the state of being aware and fully present in the moment.  Practicing mindfulness has several benefits for both your physical and…

Sustainable employability: a case study

Sustainable employability: a case study

Most people are getting more aware of their own sustainable employability. We know that we have to work longer than ever and are responsible for our own career. The time that you stayed 40+ years with one company are mostly over, for better and for…

Tangible tips to help create a sustainable employable workforce

Tangible tips to help create a sustainable employable workforce

Companies have a changing role and responsibility to their employees. The old paternalistic role where you ‘take care’ of your employees has changed to a more facilitating and inspiring responsibility. Managers are not all-powerful but are focusing on making sure their teams can perform at…