Leadership and Emotional Intelligence Articles

Remote Working: Friend or Foe? Aug 09, 2018

Whilst there are obvious benefits for employees in working remotely, do they outweigh the negatives, and how can Social and Emotional Intelligence competencies help both the employer and employee?

 

In today’s world, striking a balance between work and home life can be a challenge!

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Inspirational Leadership: Making a Difference in Peoples’ Lives Jul 31, 2018

On the 28th of August 1963, a speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. became a major turning point in American history.

King spent most of his life advocating equal rights for all. He used non-violent resistance to overcome injustice and to put an end to segregation laws which prevented...

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You Know You Should Be Outsourcing HR When You Run Into These 7 Problems Jul 25, 2018

Small and medium business owners often delay outsourcing HR because of the perceived loss of control or the perceived costs involved.

Both reasons may be misguided. Once you’ve reached the ‘tipping point’ when it is no longer cost-effective, time-effective or productive to look...

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Mastering the Helm of our Emotions Jul 03, 2018

On the fateful night of April 14, 1912, the lives of 2,222 passengers of the LMS Titanic would never be the same again. The Titanic, the largest “unsinkable” luxury ship ever known in the history of mankind, met its tragic end when it hit an iceberg in the middle of the North Atlantic...

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Replacing Unwanted Behaviour With Results Jun 19, 2018

Have you ever observed a group of children at play and noticed how they interact with each other?

They start out with an amiable spirit play and they laugh and run around. They might disagree, which often ends with tears or with fists flying around, and they form these little groups where someone...

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Running Life’s Race with Perseverance May 29, 2018

In 1968, a Tanzanian marathon runner made history.  John Stephen Akhwari was one of the four athletes who was sent on the long journey from East Africa to Mexico City in pursuit of Tanzania’s first-ever Olympic medal. In the height of the competition, Akhwari cramped up due to the...

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The 5 Most Common Workplace Conflicts & What You Can Do About Them May 23, 2018

High staff turnover, absenteeism, excess sick leave, problems with productivity, poor company culture, hushed voices around the office… this can all be a result of workplace conflict that is poorly handled.

If conflict is not adequately dealt with, it can even lead to more serious HR and...

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The Power of Forgiveness May 08, 2018

You have probably heard the famous saying “To err is human but to forgive is divine”. It is a quote taken from an 18th Century English poet Alexander Pope on his poem entitled ‘An Essay on Criticism’.

It is undeniable that being human is predisposed to flaws, imperfections...

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The Single Reason You’re Struggling With Recruitment Apr 29, 2018

A recent survey by the Employment Office illustrated that there were about 10 active candidates per role advertised.

I’ve often said in my recruitment career, it only takes one stand out applicant to fill a position, after all, you only need one applicant for one role, right?

Wrong!

The...

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Building A Bridge To Resolve Conflict Apr 24, 2018

Dealing with difficult people, most especially in the workplace, can be a challenge for most. It would take a person with high Emotional Intelligence to deal with the issues they have with these people rationally and to keep their emotions in check. Let’s take a look at how to deal with...

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7 Questions You Should Ask To Check A Candidate’s Emotional Intelligence Apr 17, 2018

If you want to build an ‘emotionally intelligent’ organisation, it helps to hire emotionally intelligent people!

 

But determining the EQ level for any individual is complex. Unlike IQ, there is no definitive test to take, with a score that you can put on it at the end.

Certain...

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Managing the Small but Terrible Mar 26, 2018

A young man once approached the philosopher Socrates and asked, “Can you please teach me the gift of oratory?” He then spoke a continuous stream of words to show his ability. Socrates finally placed his hand over his mouth and said, “Young man, I will have to charge you a double...

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