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Emotional Intelligence Survey

Emotional Intelligence Survey Background Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the ability to reason accurately about emotions and to use them to enhance behavior and cognition. There has been increasing interest in this construct over the last 20 years, with a multitude of studies linking EI to improved productivity, retention, adaptability, leadership capability, and overall performance[1][2][3]. EI…
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Emotional Intelligence: What is it, and why should we measure it?

Emotional Intelligence: What is it, and why should we measure it? IQ vs EI Until recently, many companies relied on IQ as a gold standard measure of success. Employees and leaders with higher IQ were considered to be more successful, intelligent, and a better hire, and to an extent the evidence supported this[1]. However, many…
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Are Your Leaders Burning Out Your Employees?

Earlier this year, the World Health Organization classified Burn-Out as an occupational phenomenon resulting from chronic workplace stress. The phenomenon is characterized by the following symptoms[1]: Feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion Increased mental distance, negativity or cynicism toward one’s job; and Reduced professional efficacy This has detrimental effects on both the employee’s mental wellbeing…
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Your Employees Have A Voice…And You’d Better Start Listening

Employee feedback in the past was often limited to the yearly performance review. However, changes in employee expectations mean more organizations are providing regular feedback to their employees – and those that don’t are considered outdated and uncompetitive[1]. There are good reasons underlying this change - research has found regular feedback to bring a multitude…
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Leadership: Is It Born or Made?

It’s the age-old question that comes back to nature vs nurture – is leadership something you are born with, or is it something you can develop? Research estimates just over a third of leadership behavior can be attributed to genetic factors[1]. This supports other in-depth studies which have found stable personality traits (e.g. sociability & conscientiousness) can…
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Trust & Leadership

In an era defined by declining trust in institutions (e.g. politicians, banks, government), we seem to be maintaining comparatively strong trust with our leaders at work. The Edelman Trust Barometer found that 75% of people globally trust their employer to do what's right. Whether or not this trust is misplaced remains to be seen, however the importance of trust…
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