emotionalintelligence

Emotional Intelligence Tip of the Day – Team EQ Edition

October is Emotional Intelligence Awareness month and we here at TalentSmartEQ are delighted there is a whole month dedicated to celebrating the power of EQ. When most people think of emotional intelligence, they think of the skills that individuals use to be effective. Individual EQ is absolutely foundational, but TalentSmart is also passionate about team …

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Psychological safety at work

Emotional Intelligence Tip of the Day: Psychological Safety

As mentioned in our last blog article, psychological safety is “a belief that one will not be punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions, concerns, or mistakes, and that the team is safe for interpersonal risk-taking” (Amy Edmondson). One deceptively simple way to impact psychological safety is to include people – invite them …

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Psychological Safety in the Workplace

Why Emotional Intelligence Is the Key to Psychological Safety

We’ve all been traumatized by the pandemic. So says Adria Horn, a lieutenant colonel in the US Army Reserve and an army veteran who served five tours of duty overseas between 2003 and 2010, in a recent article by McKinsey. She noted that what we are experiencing—anxiety, depression, a search for meaning—are identical to what …

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Kids can teach us emotional intelligence lessons about teamwork

The Fundamental Team Lessons We Can Learn From Kids

The success of a goal, a strategy or a project usually relies on the performance and collaboration of a team. However, the process of learning to work and learn together can be extremely challenging. Hard conversations, conflict, competing priorities, and different approaches to problem-solving can all surface emotions and feelings that need managing. Over the …

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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Shows off Strong EQ

70 years on the throne and Queen Elizabeth–the longest serving monarch–has shown some strong emotional intelligence in handling the family dynamic. Social Awareness The last several years have proven to be anything but smooth sailing when it comes to the Royal Family.  Between scandals and drama, Queen Elizabeth has had to take into consideration all …

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How the ‘Golden Arches’ is Showing Off Their EQ!

It may seem simple…a major fast-food restaurant asking for feedback about your experience.  But the latest initiative by McDonalds takes it a step further…an emotionally intelligent step further. McDonald’s Emotional Intelligence The recent Inc. article highlights how the biggest burger company in the world has tweaked the feedback world and taken a page out of …

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Famous athletes who retired before they turned 30

Early Retirement @ 16 & 25? Sounds Like EQ at Play!

The recent announcement of two young powerhouse athletes announcing their retirement has many shaking their heads and asking, “Retirement?”  But both Alysa Liu, the two-time US National Figure Skating Champion, Olympian, and recent bronze medalist at the World Championships at 16 years old and Ash Barty, three-time tennis Grand Slam Champion and current women’s World …

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