employee engagement

Being emotional, and being human, at work

Emotions at work are on public display these days, whether it’s Serena slamming her tennis racquet to the ground or Kavanaugh yelling at the Senate during his job interview. It makes for interesting news, for sure. And it makes me, a Leadership Coach, think more about the role of emotions at work.

Daniel Goleman’s seminal work on Emotional Intelligence gave HR professionals a way to talk about “soft skills”. EQ frameworks and assessments followed. The EQi 2.0 includes these factors: self-perception,

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Leaders: Do you pass the sniff test?

Many leaders I work with are interested in increasing employee engagement. In HR press we read about the high levels of cynicism in the workplace, and as leaders we fret about how to get our teams motivated and interested in the next round of transformational change. But did you know that you might unwittingly be the cause of cynicism? 

Lately I was told about a workplace practice which is much like the sniff test (when we sniff food in the fridge to decide if it’s still good enough to ingest).

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