Emotional intelligence (EQ) skills: Reducing stress in the moment

High levels of stress can overwhelm the mind and body, getting in the way of your ability to accurately “read” a situation, hear what someone else is saying, be aware of your own feelings and needs, and communicate clearly.

Being able to quickly calm yourself down and relieve stress helps you stay balanced, focused, and in control—no matter what challenges you face or how stressful a situation becomes.
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Five Ways to Channel Your Inner Millionaire. Harness your brain power to maximize productivity

Channel your inner millionaire: Here’s 5 ways how to harness your brain power to maximize productivity.

By nature, many entrepreneurs are inventors and good at solving problems. But how easily, or naturally, do these creative and practical processes come to most people? How can we harness the right frame of mind to make money and improve productivity?
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Is self awareness the key to all successful relationships?

Self Awareness

Who am I? To answer this, we must first learn to become more aware of ourselves. To be aware, we need to step outside ourselves and objectively watch ourselves in action. We live most of our lives by habit. These habits keep us stuck in self-limiting patterns. Once we identify these unconscious patterns, we then have the choice to change them.
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Some great reasons to make a personal mission statement

personal mission statement

If a lack of clarity prevents you from taking action, then find or develop a process to gain sufficient clarity to enable you to take action. Stop acting like this is an unsolvable problem. It isn’t.
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The 10 most important things to simplify in your life

As well as considering the bottom line profits, often a look at some of the simpler things in life can produce the most results. Here’s the top 10 tips to decluttering your life.

simplify your life: becoming minimalist article josh becker

“Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature.” – Thomas Kempis

Simplicity brings balance, freedom, and joy. When we begin to live simply and experience these benefits, we begin to ask the next question, “Where else in my life can I remove distraction and simply focus on the essentials?”

Based on traveller and explorer Joshua Becker’s personal journey, conversations and observations, here is a list of the 10 most important things to simplify in your life today to begin living a more balanced, joyful lifestyle:
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Company culture and the key to greater employee engagement.

company culture and employee engagement

Does a company culture of good health lead to greater employee engagement?

Yes argues the Consumer Health Mindset analysis, who found employees who work in strong cultures of health were more likely to say they have control over their health and are less likely to report stress having a negative impact on work than their counterparts.
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Encouraging a flight attendant’s natural talents built employee engagement

Rapping flight attendant David Holmes is a shining example of promoting employee engagement

The idea has become a hallmark of Southwest’s reputation and brand, and not only sounds nice in theory but it turns out it’s good in practice too.

Too often businesses desperate to find the ‘holy grail’ of employee engagement look for fixes, schemes, models. These miss the whole point. Engaging anyone especially your employees is all about …(are you ready for it?..because it’s not rocket science)… ‘valuing them’ and what’s important or interesting to them.

Click here to read more about letting employees be themselves is often good for business.

The Q12 – the largest organisational survey on employee engagement boiled down  ‘testing’ how engaged a workplace is to just 12 questions.  Most of these are simply different ways to ask if an employee ‘feels’ valued.

Valuing someone is an emotional intelligence skill

 

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Why letting employees be themselves is so darn good for business

A study shows that letting employees be themselves decreases turnover and increases customer satisfaction.

Letting employees be themselves

If you missed this when it lit up the web back in 2009, it’s not too late to buckle up and enjoy. (Behold rapping flight attendant David Holmes in the video below.)

Holmes is an oft-cited example of Southwest Airlines’ ethos of promoting employee individuality. The idea has become a hallmark of Southwest’s reputation and brand, and certainly sounds nice in theory – but it turns out it’s good in practice, too.
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Employee Engagement : Does this falter when managers are pushed into top management too early?

Is there a correlation between failing employee engagement and the rapid promotion of managers into top management?

EQ employee engagement

Organizations strive largely because of their employees. But what happens when your employees are disengaged? According to the 2013 State of the American Workplace Report, 65 percent of American workers are dissatisfied with their job, creating an atmosphere where many employees feel emotionally disconnected from their workplace and therefore less productive.

Employee engagement is both a psychological and social phenomenon—as humans, we need to feel accepted and feel a sense of belonging whether in or outside of the workplace. Employees’ needs and viewpoints should be accepted and recognized; without this communication and connection, employees may feel worthless or question their stay at the workplace. This is where most upper management fails. So what is the secret of getting strong employee engagement?
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