The ABC of being emotionally intelligent

Emotional Intelligence (EI) has gone from being a ‘fluffy fad’ to a critical aspect of work – be it leadership, team relationships, engagement and much more. The more you look at the theory and application of EI, the more complex it can seem. But what really enables EI and how can you develop it?

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Could there be such a thing as emoji-intelligence?

Being born in the mid-90s, I am a so-called ‘Millennial’. I am the generation that grew up with smartphones, social media, and instant messaging. Although we may not truly understand, or all agree about the physical, social, and psychological effects of technology, I think it is universally accepted that it’s here to stay­!

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Why your team needs Emotional Intelligence

The importance of teams is unquestionable in today’s multifaceted world. Achieving the right team dynamic can transform the efforts of individuals, creating positive results for the organisation. However, with teams comes a risk of a group dynamic that can hinder performance and reduce the satisfaction of individuals within the team.

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Why it can be good to feel bad

It has been a little while since Mental Health Awareness week, and I have spent a lot of time reflecting on what Mental Health Awareness means to me, and how it impacts my performance, engagement and well being at work. At the end of the week, I was reading through some incredible stories of honesty, openness and resilience. People opening up about their experiences and feelings – I was in awe.

But then I stopped, paused for a second and asked myself the question “…and, how are you?”

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Could Emotional Intelligence be the biggest lesson of the World Cup?

The change in style of both the England manager and players during this World Cup feels marked. They have focused just as much on psychology and sports science as the technical skills required to succeed. And with the best performance at a tournament since 1990, it seemed to work.

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Meeting the next generation of Business Psychologists

Artificial Intelligence, Obesity Stigma, and the Neuroscience of Change were just a few of the topics presented at the first ABP Student Conference this week. Industry experts came together to talk about their research, introduce innovative products and raise an awareness of the anticipated psychological challenges of the future. The day provided the next generation of Business Psychologists with thought provoking insights into the diverse and ever-changing workplace. Workshops, expert advice and networking opportunities, provided students with the chance to learn new skills and seek practical information to help them stay ahead of the curve.

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An inspirational day of thought leadership

After months of planning, we filled London‘s Tobacco Dock with almost 100 people including independent coaches and corporate users of our tools, for our first Practitioner Conference. The event was an opportunity to not just support users of our tools with a day of leadership and Emotional Intelligence thought leadership, but also to begin the celebration of JCA Global’s 25 years as leaders of Emotional Intelligence in business.

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The power of authenticity to unlock leadership potential

Living an inauthentic life can be incredibly exhausting. As a leader, “putting on a face” and exhibiting behaviours at work that don’t reflect our true self is a constant strain. A strain that takes its toll on leaders and employees alike.

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Emotional intelligence: navigating today’s leadership challenges

Leaders who are great at coping under normal conditions are sometimes not best equipped to cope with adversity. Unfortunately, leading organisations in today’s business climate means that adversity is never far away. That means we need resilient leaders, who can bounce back and respond effectively to difficult and arduous circumstances.

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The true measure of resilience in leadership

Leaders need to understand how they react at different stages when facing difficulties.

While many leaders can cope with extreme amounts of stress and pressure, everyone has a breaking point. Research from KPMG’s 2016 Global CEO Outlook found that 72% of CEOs believe that the next three years will be more critical for their industry than the last 50 have been, but that only 5% feel capable of dealing with this level of disruption.

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Be kind – it will make you a better leader

Kindness and compassion in the workplace aren’t things which many leaders pay much attention to.  But it turns out that they’re much more important than we thought.  In fact, they’re critical, and the reasons why might surprise you.

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Second that emotion

The current era of disruptive market forces has created a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous business environment. This presents a challenge for recruiters. It is not enough to simply predict job performance. They must also provide insight into how candidates will ‘show up’ – particularly under pressure – and identify the risk factors that may derail performance.

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Effective Team Collaboration In Construction

Joint ventures (JV) collaboration for construction companies are becoming more common. Bringing two or more companies together – sometimes from different countries with differing cultures, processes and ways of working – offers many benefits. At the same time problems can arise. Both in terms of the set up of the alliance but also with relationships in the team.

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Why your team needs Emotional Intelligence

“Talent wins games, but intelligence and teamwork wins championships” – Michael Jordan

The importance of teams is unquestionable in today’s multifaceted world. Achieving the right team dynamic can transform the efforts of individuals, creating positive results for the organisation. However, with teams comes a risk of a group dynamic that can hinder performance and reduce the satisfaction of individuals within the team.

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Can we change workplace behaviour in just 21 days?

Understanding exactly what you need to improve on at work, and how you can embed and sustain these improvements is a real challenge. Often, feedback from others can be general and lack specifics in terms of the exact behaviour that needs developing. Furthermore, even when people understand rationally how they need to change, all too often they find themselves slipping back into their old habits.

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Are salespeople more emotionally intelligent than the norm?

To develop the resilience to respond to and manage changes within the market, while boosting personal and business performance, the modern salesperson must develop their Emotional Intelligence (EI), as emotions serve an important social and adaptive function.

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Four steps to becoming a more resilient business leader

It’s easy to believe that successful business leaders have built-in resilience. Leaders often need to persevere under difficult and arduous circumstances. They are the ones who can usually be counted on during constant change or when times are tough. But everyone has their limit. Sometimes situations can get just too much to handle.

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