4 Questions that Will Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

4 Questions that Will Improve Your Emotional Intelligence
Great article written by a Clinical Psychologist on how to improve your emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence means the capacity to reflect on and understand your emotional life. Because the clearer you can be about your emotions — what they are and how they work — the better you’ll be able to manage the most difficult and painful ones. Thankfully, we can all improve our emotional intelligence with a little learning and some practice. What fol...

Tackle Stress with a New Mindset

Tackle Stress with a New Mindset
Stress mindset and our ability to manage our emotions is an important aspect in our lives. This is a good article by DR. RYAN NIEMIEC on how we can tackle stress. Also check out our Emotional Intelligence (EQ) workshop to learn how to lead with emotional intelligence. Are you a "glass half-full" kind of person? When the word "stress" comes to mind, even the most optimistic person probably has a negative reaction. Most people don't wish for stres...

How Vulnerable Are You?

How Vulnerable Are You?
Being Vulnerable takes courage.  Many leaders put up an armour shield when they lead their team.  Is that what leadership is?  This is a great article about the importance of Vulnerability as leaders.... Superheroes - How vulnerable are they? Last year, 20 of the top 25 highest-grossing movies featured characters with super-human powers or extraordinary talents. Invincible leads like T’Challa, Captain America, and Aquaman appeal to us becaus

The Role Of Emotional Intelligence In Managing Workplace Stress And Burnout

The Role Of Emotional Intelligence In Managing Workplace Stress And Burnout
Great article about how one can leverage on EI to handle stress.... If you are anything like me, starting a new job is exciting and energizing. There is that sense of pride that you feel about landing the job. Many of us view a new job as a step forward in our careers. We may be looking forward to a bigger paycheck, promotions, professional development and new challenges that are accompanied by recognition once goals are achieved. And, if you are anythin

Why Your Strengths — Not Your Passions — Are the Key to a Happy Career

Why Your Strengths — Not Your Passions — Are the Key to a Happy Career
Good article on leveraging on your strengths for a happy career... Creating a life you love comes with considering some important components, like where you’ll live, who you’ll spend time with, how much money you can allocate toward happiness, and of course, what you’ll do for work. Your career can help you feel both happy and fulfilled, but choosing the right job comes down to more than just passion for a company or role. Dr. Andre...

Never Punish Loyal Employees for being Honest

Never Punish Loyal Employees for being Honest
A great article on Listening and Honest Feedback.... My new boss told me to never be afraid to give feedback. The next Monday morning in a meeting, I happily shared my viewpoint on a new policy. Thereafter, I noticed my boss's disposition towards me changed. He stopped talking to me. I was shunned. I even felt the effects of this in my monthly performance appraisal, where he noted, I was not supportive of the organization, and I needed to be a better team

Leading High-Performance Team: Coaching in the Asian Culture Book

Leading High-Performance Team: Coaching in the Asian Culture Book
The inspiration of writing this book came about through the numerous suggestions from our clients.  There are many leadership books available in the market that outlines the principles, process and concepts. However, putting these concepts into practice, in relation to the Asian culture have always been a challenge for many leaders.   So we thought, let's write a book in the form of a story that depicts typical situations in an Asian compan...

Coaching and Golf

Coaching and Golf
The last two weeks of June were very memorable for me. My daughter graduated from the University of St Andrews in Scotland, and I also took the opportunity to play two rounds of golf at the world famous Old Course. Bucket list checked. The Old Course is a links course. A links course is built on a sandy area, normally near coastlines. This was my first experience as a golfer playing on such a course. While I have received some tips on how one would play...

The power of praise

The power of praise
There's a movement afoot that says year-end performance reviews don't provide the frequency of feedback people require to understand and act on their professional development needs early enough. Ditch the year-end performance review, and instead provide regular, on-the-spot feedback, goes the thinking.  While I ascribe to the idea that feedback should come far more frequently than once or twice per year, I think there's a built-in assumption that s...

Why coaching, not gadgets, is key to getting the most out of employees

Forget the gadgets and “lifehacks” to increase productivity, my research with Julia Milner shows that managers need to become coaches to get the best out of their employees. Coaching means many things, from simply listening to staff, to helping them set personal goals or understand the company’s objectives. When employees understand the business goals, they can make their own decisions and not wait for someone to tell them what to do. When employees ar...
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