The new career ladder – Mindset versus skill set and the importance of Emotional Intelligence

With the rise of complex organisational structures and the need for organisations to be increasingly agile, the concept ‘career ladder’ is rapidly dying. The idea of a career for life has now been replaced by a mindset of a ‘career for me’. The career path that started by joining a business at an entry-level job and staying for 20 years until you hit senior management is long gone.

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My EI Journey

At our EIP3 launch event in June 2017, we invited Lydia Corneck, Head of Talent Acquisition and Development at JLL, to talk to delegates about the ways Emotional Intelligence can be embedded into organisations to improve productivity. Here Lydia tells us about her own very personal journey with EI which developed through the JLL project.

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Give a man a fish, or teach a man to coach?

In a coaching workshop, a participant shared a powerful insight: “I’ve just realised – this programme is called ‘Coaching with Emotional Intelligence’ and you mean coaching with your own Emotional Intelligence… the tools and models are useful, but it’s really about using my EI when I’m coaching!”

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13 – not unlucky for all!

The number 13 certainly didn’t feel unlucky to me this month! It was the day that we launched EIP3 (the latest version of our Emotional Intelligence Profile) to a room full of clients and prospects, in a unique loft venue in south London.

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How EI can improve your bottom line – dealing with the cost of defensive behaviours

We’ve all been there at some point in our careers, sat in a meeting room surrounded by colleagues, agenda in hand but just not quite seeming to get ‘there’. ‘There’ being the end goal of deciding on something, creating something, achieving something. Or we’ve chatted away on the phone to a customer services adviser, trying to deal with a situation and the person on the other end just doesn’t seem to want to help you. I can say right now that creating the right climate within an organisation can increase productivity by 22% – at JCA Global we’ve measured that within our clients. But what is the cost to an organisation when the right environment isn’t in place and defensive behaviours are kicking in amongst employees and leaders? Read more…


Why Emotional Intelligence can boost business performance

The times, they are changing. We work in volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) environments. To cope with the huge psychological demands this creates, businesses want employees that are more resilient to survive. But surviving is a short-term solution and unproductive for delivering real long-term organisational growth.

Writing in HR News, JCA Global consultant, Dexter Davies-Smith explains how Emotional Intelligence can help the individual and organisation move from merely surviving to thriving in his article: Why Emotional Intelligence can boost business performance.

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Employee engagement is dead, long live… leadership climate?

2016, a year of turmoil, dividing headlines between the political shocks of Brexit and Trump, and the cultural shocks of losing cherished celebrities. The New Year is traditionally time for optimism and resolutions: renewed gym memberships, dry January dedications, going tech-free one evening each week. Likewise at work, we set goals and objectives: navigating Brexit, raising productivity, increasing employee engagement. Read more…


New Year. New You.

The arrival of the New Year is a time of hope for many of us. As the countdown to midnight gets nearer, we begin to dream of how this new beginning will bring out the best in us. In 2017, we will be Read more…


Politics is making us less emotionally connected

To follow feeds on social media over the past few months, one might be tempted to think the world is in crisis, doom is pending and an apocalypse is just around the corner.  Even worse, there is talk of family Read more…


The endurance mindset

In a few days time I will plunge into the cold waters of Loch Lomond and attempt to swim 35 Km from one end to the other. Such challenges are commonly called ‘endurance’ events, and defined as:

The ability to endure an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way.
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