An exploration of what lies behind our problematic behavioural patterns in the workplace and how we can overcome them.
Emotions in the workplace have until recently been seen simply as a distraction. We often think of work as rational, logical and non-emotional. But organisations are waking up to the key role of emotions and affect at work. Emotions influence how we make decisions, how we relate with one another and how we make sense of our surroundings. Whilst organisations are slowly embracing the pivotal role of emotions, designers and managers of workplaces have been struggling to keep up. New insights from hard sciences such as neuropsychology are presenting a radically different interpretation of emotions. Yet workplace designers and facilities managers still rely on measuring non-specific states such as satisfaction and stress. In this book we attempt to capture modern-day interpretations of emotion, looking at emotion in terms of transactions and processes rather than simple cause and effect. We entertain the idea of an ‘emotionally intelligent building’ as an alternative to the much-hyped intelligent building. The assertion is that we should create environments that are emotionally intelligent. Rather than focusing on the aptitudes or shortcomings of individuals at work, we should place closer attention on the office environment. It’s not that we are emotionally disabled – it’s the environment that disables us! The ability of you and me to interpret, control and express emotions may not simply be a result of our own make-up. A radically different outlook considers how our workspace and workplace debilitates or enables our emotional understanding. In the modern workplace there are many innovations that can undermine our emotional intelligence, such poorly implemented hot-desking or lean environments. Contrariwise there are key innovations such as Activity Based Working (ABW) that have the potential to enhance our emotional state. Through a series of unique case studies from around the world, we investigate key concepts that can be used by designers and facilities managers alike. No longer should designers be asked to incorporate emotional elements as intangible un-costed ‘add-ons’. This book provides a shot in the arm for workplace design professionals, pointing to a new way of thinking based on the emotional intelligence of the workplace.
"Finally, a resource....guide...roadmap....to help team members and team leaders alike understand what it takes to function as a high performing team, how doing so can personally enrich your life, and why it's critical for organizations to function only in this way. The Emotionally Intelligent Team connects the dots between the task at hand, achieving and making a difference, and personal happiness. Imagine where humankind would be if every entity on the planet operated within a series of high performing teams. Marcia Hughes and James Terrell show us that it's possible!" —Suzanne Kirk, SVP, Branch Service Center, Bank of the West "We value teams at Medtronic so we know that this book will be a powerful tool in understanding and developing successful team behaviors!" —Michael Mihalczo, District Manager, Walter Cooper, District Manager, Medtronic CRDM "Marcia Hughes' and James Terrell's latest book, The Emotionally Intelligent Team, is a 'must read' for every school district, business and organization that wants to ensure high functioning and productive teams. Based on solid research, this easy-to-read book describes the seven social emotional skills necessary for effective teams, and includes practical strategies any team leader can use to develop and maintain an emotionally intelligent team. Marcia's and James' book has been of tremendous value to the work of the senior administrative team in our school district!" —Linda Fabi, Director of Education, Waterloo Region District School Board "Marcia and James provide a good lens for the way people view others in a team environment. This insight, when combined with measuring one’s own EQ through a test such as the Emotional Quotient inventory (EQ-i ®), provides a powerful lever for improving team performance." —Steven J. Stein, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of MHS, Co-author of the best seller The EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and Your Success and author of Make Your Workplace Great: The 7 Keys to an Emotionally Intelligent Organization "Discovering ways to strengthen teams in an organization can lead to impressive improvement in morale, engagement, productivity, and results. The Emotionally Intelligent Team will help any team take practical steps toward greater collaboration and effectiveness." —Brian Twillman, EPA Training Officer & Organization Development Specialist, Lead Author EPA's Team Leader Resource Guide US EPA - Office of Executive Services, Office of the Administrator "The most important issue in our networked world is teamwork across levels and boundaries. This masterful work offers a completely new perspective, bringing the power of emotional and social intelligence through engaging insights, exercises and stories to high performance teamwork - creating the opportunity for potentially extraordinary results that are seamless, dynamic, and productive." —Eileen Rogers, Global Director, Leadership Excellence Programs, Deloitte In this compelling book, authors Marcia Hughes and James Terrell offer practical information and a guide for businesses that want to draw on the power of the emotional competencies of their teams. They reveal how individuals, team members, and leaders can take the steps to become more emotionally intelligent team (ESI) members and show how to put in place the practices and exercises that will help any team grow in emotional intelligence. The book outlines the seven emotional competencies of teams.
Introduction We all know someone who is incredibly bright and yet cannot seem to pull their life together. The brilliant student who flunks out of university,or the incredible intelligent worker who can't seem to get ahead in their company.We know from our our familiarity with them that they have a good to superior intelligence level,but that doesn't seem to be enough to ensure success.And at the same time ,we can probably describe in some from why we feel these people have not been successful.Our description would include certain traits or behaviors that have nothing to do with intelligence.
Putting Emotional Intelligence to Work offers a new paradigm of communication for the 21st-century workplace. Beginning with the thoughts of communication pioneer Carl Rogers, this book covers the origins and history of emotional intelligence, why it is essential at this point in the changing marketplace, how to delegate and negotiate more effectively, and how to change yourself to become a more effective player. An EQ (Emotional Quotient) survey helps you determine where you are on the scale of executive intelligence. Putting Emotional Intelligence to Work leaves you with a greater understanding of the new work ethic for 21st-century leadership, its business and personal benefits, how to teach it in a corporate setting, and how to build self-managed teams with the right mix and match of personality types. Dr. Ryback's book brings many resources together to consolidate an approach to business that combines the practical with the thoughtful, emotional, and intuitive. A new paradigm for leadership in the 21st century is demonstrated clearly and incisively. David Ryback, Ph.D. is a management consultant and speaker on personal and organizational success. His experience encompasses business management and government consulting, as well as teaching at Emory University's School of Business. His diverse client base includes the US Department of Defense, government legal offices, financial institutions, manufacturers_both domestic and international, health care organizations, and national retail outlets. In Putting Emotional Intelligence to Work, Dr. Ryback brings many resources together to consolidate an approach to business that combines the practical with the thoughtful, emotional, and intuitive. A new paradigm for leadership in the 21st century is demonstrated clearly and incisively. A new emotionally intelligent approach to delegation and negotiation. Captures the shift from traditional workplace hierarchy to the new self-managed teamwork. Self survey for measuring your EQ (Emotional Quotient).
Based on the study of model programs and from hundreds of studies on the psychology of behavioral change, the 22 best-practice guidelines presented in this book offers the tools and data needed to sell and implement emotional intelligence training within your organization.
What Steven J. Stein found out about creating and sustaining great workplaces The proprietary and cutting-edge research carried out by the author led to outcomes that shed new light on management practice and strategy. The 7 Keys presented in this book, when implemented, will produce immediate results and long-term enhanced performance. You will be privy to what the author has learned about the changing workplace and the role leaders play in maximizing their workforce. You can fill an organization with all the intelligent and highly educated people you want, but without the right culture and discipline, your chances of success are in doubt. Use this book to see how your organization measures up to the 7 Keys and implement the necessary changes to make your workplace a happier and more productive one. The 7 keys Hire capable people who love the work they do and show how they contribute to the bigger picture. Compensate people fairly. Don't overwork (or underwork) people. Build strong teams with shared purpose and viable goals. Make sure managers can manage. Treat people with respect and leverage their unique talents. Be proactively responsible by doing the right things to win the hearts and minds of your people.
Learn the techniques used by the most successful IT people in the world. About This Book Get real-life case studies for different IT roles, developers, testers, analysts, project managers, DBAs Identify with your IT scenarios and take the right decision to move up in your career Improve your EQ and face any difficult scenario confidently and effectively Who This Book Is For This book is for professionals across the IT domain who work as developers, administrators, architects, administrators system analysts, and so on, who want to create a better working environment around them by improving their own emotional intelligence. This book assumes that you are a beginner to emotional intelligence and will help you understand the basic concepts before helping you with real life scenarios. What You Will Learn Improve your observation skills to understand people better Know how to identify what motivates you and those around you Develop strategies for working more effectively with others Increase your capacity to influence people and improve your communication skills Understand how to successfully complete tasks through other people Discover how to control the emotional content of your decision-making In Detail This book will help you discover your emotional quotient (EQ) through practices and techniques that are used by the most successful IT people in the world. It will make you familiar with the core skills of Emotional Intelligence, such as understanding the role that emotions play in life, especially in the workplace. You will learn to identify the factors that make your behavior consistent, not just to other employees, but to yourself. This includes recognizing, harnessing, predicting, fostering, valuing, soothing, increasing, decreasing, managing, shifting, influencing or turning around emotions and integrating accurate emotional information into decision-making, reasoning, problem solving, etc., because, emotions run business in a way that spreadsheets and logic cannot. When a deadline lurks, you'll know the steps you need to take to keep calm and composed. You'll find out how to meet the deadline, and not get bogged down by stress. We'll explain these factors and techniques through real-life examples faced by IT employees and you'll learn using the choices that they made. This book will give you a detailed analysis of the events and behavioral pattern of the employees during that time. This will help you improve your own EQ to the extent that you don't just survive, but thrive in a competitive IT industry. Style and approach You will be taken through real-life events faced by IT employees in different scenarios. These real-world cases are analyzed along with the response of the employees, which will help you to develop your own emotion intelligence quotient and face any difficult scenario confidently and effectively.
How does emotional intelligence as a competency go beyond the individual to become something a group or entire organization can build and utilize collectively? Written primarily by members of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations, founded by recognized EI experts Daniel Goleman and Cary Cherniss, this groundbreaking compendium examines the conceptual and strategic issues involved in defining, measuring and promoting emotional intelligence in organizations. The book's contributing authors share fifteen models that have been field-tested and empirically validated in existing organizations. They also detail twenty-two guidelines for promoting emotional intelligence and outline a variety of measurement strategies for assessing emotional and social competence in organizations.
As the first science-based introduction to the topic, this latest addition to The Psych 101 Series discusses one of the most pivotal new psychological concepts of the twenty-first century: emotional intelligence (EI). Concise yet comprehensive, it provides a critical but balanced account of this new research area, emphasizing what psychologists can learn from the emerging science of EI and how it may help treat mental illness and delinquency, among other issues. An appropriate text for students and practitioners alike, it presents an even-handed appraisal of EI programs, focusing on both their potential and their limitations. Key Features: Discusses how EI can improve student learning and enhance key work skills such as communication and teamwork Covers key research issues, including methods for measuring EI, its overlap with conventional ability and personality traits, and the validity of testing for EI Reviews applied studies and the contribution that research on EI may make to address real-world personal and societal problems Examines the main conceptual, measurement, and research issues identified in various lines of research, most conducted within the last ten years
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Being aware of and in control of your emotions is one of the keys to success in life -- both professionally and personally. Emotional Intelligence For Dummies will show you how to take control of your emotions rather than letting your emotions control you! Discover how developing your emotional intelligence can further your relationships with others, in the workplace and at home. Emotional awareness is also a critical skill for career success, and Dr. Stein provides practical exercises for developing this skill and achieving your professional and personal goals. He also provides valuable insights into how emotional intelligence can be applied to raising children and teenagers and realizing personal happiness. Full of lively anecdotes and practical advice, Emotional Intelligence For Dummies is the ideal book for anyone who wants to get smart about their feelings and reach the next level at work and at home. Manage your emotions - identify your feelings, determine what beliefs cause negative emotions, and stop self-destructive behaviors Discover the power of empathy - read other people's emotions through facial cues and body language and show them you understand their feelings Thrive at work - find a job that's right for you, overcome hassles and fears, and develop your leadership skills Build and sustain meaningful relationships - discover how to take your partner's emotional temperature and manage emotions to grow closer Raise an emotionally intelligent child - keep your cool with your child, coax shy children out of their shells, and get your child to be less aggressive and defiant
A Coach?s Guide to Emotional Intelligence is a groundbreaking book that combines the topics of coaching and emotional intelligence in a down-to-earth resource for coaches, facilitators, and consultants. The authors, James Bradford Terrell and Marcia Hughes ?two experts in the field of emotional intelligence training?offer a number of elegant solutions that help coaches and their clients develop the authentic emotional skills needed to meet the challenges of today?s increasingly complex world. The book clearly shows how EI coaching can be applied within organizations and provides a solid coaching method for use with leaders in business settings. The book outlines five highly-effective strategies for developing influential leaders.
Do you want to be more successful at work? Do you want to improve your chances of promotion? Do you want to get on better with your colleagues? Daniel Goleman draws on unparalleled access to business leaders around the world and the thorough research that is his trademark. He demonstrates that emotional intelligence at work matters twice as much as cognitive abilities such as IQ or technical expertise in this inspiring sequel.
This guide covers the critical emotional qualities that can have a greater impact on success than general intellectual intelligence. Includes best practices on how to enhance self-confidence, empathy, self-control, and other important emotional competencies.
"The Student EQ Edge is more relevant today than anyother time in the history of our world. Our opportunity to succeedin the 21st century will depend a great deal on our emotionalintelligence in our transformation to lifelong learning and ourleadership ability. This book is the competitive edge."—Stedman Graham, best-selling author, speaker,entrepreneur "We have been long aware that academic ability does notnecessarily predict college success. This book provides acomprehensive look at emotional intelligence and the role it playsin student persistence. It takes these noncognitive aspects that weknow really matter and puts them into a practical, user-friendlyguide. This book is long overdue in higher education."—Catherine Andersen, master trainer in emotional intelligence;professor and special assistant to the provost for student success,Gallaudet University "As important as book learning is, we know that success in lifeis also dependent upon emotional intelligence. The authors ofThe Student EQ Edge define emotional intelligence andprovide a road map for mastering emotional intelligence skills. Iwould highly recommend The Student EQ Edge to any highschool or college student interested in knowing what it takes to betruly successful both inside and outside the classroom." —BradBeacham, executive director, Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc. "The Student EQ Edge is substantive, readable, and sureto appeal to students both in classes as well as those who arelucky to pick it up for personal development reading. The book isappealing because the research is understandable; numerous examplesare integrated throughout, and readers are encouraged to apply whatthey are reading." —Dennis Roberts, assistant vice presidentfor faculty and student services for the Qatar Foundation
Bringing together international experts from a variety of sub-disciplines, this volume aims to integrate recent research on emotional intelligence. The contributors address a set of focused questions concerning theory, measures, and applications: How does emotional intelligence relate to personality? What is the optimal approach to testing emotional intelligence? How can emotional intelligence be trained? In the final section of the book, the volume editors distill and synthesize the main points made by these experts and set forth an agenda for building a science of emotional intelligence in the future. --From publisher's description.