Professional Success

5 Change Management Techniques to Increase Resilience at Work

May 19, 2020

The way we live and work has changed more in the last few months than at any other time in recent history. The Coronavirus has affected businesses both big and small, and many leaders are looking for tools and techniques to help their companies weather an economic recession that is expected to be on par with the Great Depression.Companies who survive the coming recession will be the ones who can balance short-term changes and action against a resilient and stable long-term vision.Here at EI...

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5 Small Ways to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence Every Day

October 10, 2019

Are you working to improve your emotional intelligence (EI) every day?If not, now is the time to start; after all, studies have shown that emotional intelligence is the strongest predictor of performance, explaining a full 58% of success in all types of jobs. Building your emotional intelligence isn’t just about being successful in the workplace - taking the time to develop a deeper connection with your emotions, an understanding that helps you react more calmly, and empathy, are skills you can...

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Why Most CEO’s Lack Self-Awareness, and What to Do About It

February 07, 2019

A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical and Social Psychology concluded that while most people think they have well-developed emotional intelligence (EI), only 10-15% people are actually as self-aware as they think.This is a pretty astonishing statistic, and it gets worse when applied to individual’s self-perception of senior leadership: according to an article from Harvard Business Review (HBR) discussing the findings, which states the following:“The more power a leader holds, the...

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Taking Time for Personal Development This Holiday Season

December 13, 2018

The holiday season and the New Year are right around the corner, and many of us are gearing up for a busy few weeks of fun, family, and hopefully some delicious food.While the holidays provide a great opportunity for some rest and relaxation, the time away from our daily work grinds and our weekday to-dos can also offer a great opportunity for some self-reflection and personal development, too.We spend our days working with business leaders just like you to develop their skills and increase...

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Have You Lost Sight of Happiness?

December 09, 2018

A 2017 study on happiness across North America, Europe and Australia showed that a third of workers are generally not happy in their jobs. Canada ranked 5th overall, while the number one spot went to the United States. Moreover, according to the United Nations World Happiness Report, overall happiness has slowly been declining over the past few years. Why is this? When I ask my clients, I often get the following responses: “My boss doesn't appreciate me.”“I am not compensated fairly.”“I’m...

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How Slowing Down Can Speed Up Productivity and Innovation

December 06, 2018

When was the last time you took a couple of deep breaths while at your desk? Or when you shut all your browser tabs so you could focus on a single project?If you’re like most people working in business today then there’s a high likelihood that you may not be able to remember the last time you stepped back from your to-dos and took a moment to recenter yourself and focus.If this sounds familiar, don’t worry: we live in a fast-paced time when the idea of “slowing down” feels counter-intuitive,...

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The Surprising Steps to More Effective Succession Planning

November 09, 2018

When was the last time your leadership team had a discussion about succession planning?For many organizations, the idea of succession planning is easy to sell: after all, the idea of planning ahead and ensuring that there is a clearly-defined plan in place for when senior leadership retires or leaves the organization should be a priority for any business.However, just because an idea is easy to sell doesn’t mean it’s easy to implement, especially because senior leaders have many competing...

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3 Interview Questions to Assess Emotional Intelligence

August 23, 2017

One of the biggest indicators of success in the workplace is the ability to build lasting relationships, empathize with others, and manage emotions in healthy and constructive ways. This is especially true for employees who are in customer or client-relations roles, where traits like well-developed Emotional Intelligence can mean the difference between productive and long-lasting...

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Manage Smarter, Not Harder: How Emotional Intelligence Benefits Managers

June 27, 2017

One of the biggest challenges that managers face is getting to know their staff. Getting to know someone often takes a significant amount of time; understanding their motivations, fears, triggers, and strengths can take months or even years, and in a professional setting where people only interact in specific ways during predetermined hours it can...

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Want That Promotion? Your EQ Can Help You Get It

June 19, 2017

Not too long ago the conventional workplace wisdom dictated that employees who earned promotions tended to fall into one of two categories: Staff with the highest level of seniority. Staff with the highest level of technical knowledge. However, as individuals get promoted higher their technical skills become less important, and the need for strong interpersonal skills...

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