How to Use EQ to Lower Workplace Anxiety

Watch this short video of Dr. Martyn Newman on how to use EQ to reduce workplace anxiety

How to Use EQ to Reduce Workplace Stress



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Develop Emotional Intelligence in Your Organisation

Win the War for Talent

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Align Behaviour with Corporate Values

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DCP at the EQ Summit 2012

DCP at the EQ Summit

DCP at the EQ Sumitt in London

DCP at the EQ Sumit in London

As sponsors of the 2012  EQ Summit we are delighted by the overall success of the day.  And, if you’ve been following our most recent blogs you will already have a general understanding of emotional intelligence – what exactly it means; what the fundamental components are; what value it can bring to organisations.

The EQ Summit in London offered a great forum for speakers to promulgate this message and showcase how they have used EQ as a methodology in organizations with great results. In particular, we heard from RocheMartin about their ECR (Emotional Capital Report), an assessment we also use with many of our clients. This ECR is a well developed EQ tool used in organisations to provide a basis for assessment, development, and coaching.

L-R Agneta Stranberg, Dr Paul Ekman, Judy Purse, Jody Bijary, Andrew Humphries

L-R Agneta Stranberg, Dr Paul Ekman, Judy Purse, Jody Bijary, Andrew Humphries, Dr Maryn Newman (standing at podium)

 

Without doubt, the highlight of the day was  the captivating, and informative talk given by eminent psychologist Dr Paul Ekman, whose work on micro-expressions and human emotions earned him a place in TIME Magazines Top 100 most influential people of 2009. After watching Ekman captivate the 400 person audience from a sitting position, it is easy to see how he gained this award in 2009.

To give you a feel of Dr Paul Ekman’s expertise and passion on this topic, please see the below video clip.

Dr Paul Ekman discusses Empathy

 

EQ Summit – 9th March

Blogs on the recent EQ Summit

Here are two excellent blogs on the recent EQ Summit in London

Thinking about Learning

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Strategic HCM

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Discover how DavittCorporatePartners can help you to:

Develop Emotional Intelligence in Your Organisation

Win the War for Talent

Realise Individual Potential

Align Behaviour with Corporate Values

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Positive Intelligence

Positive Intelligence

Research shows that when people work with a positive mind set their performance on nearly every level – productivity, creativity, engagement improves. People who cultivate a positive mind-set perform better in the face of challenge. For companies, happy employees mean better bottom-line results.

Happiness is the most misunderstood driver of performance, and whilst most people believe that success precedes happiness, happiness resulting from success is in fact fleeting.  Success is a moving target- as soon as you hit your target, you raise it again. Our general sense of well-being is surprisingly malleable. The habits we cultivate, our coworker interactions, and how we think about stress can all be managed to increase happiness.


Three ways individuals can cultivate their own sense of well being

Develop new habits. Recent research on neuroplasticity- the ability of the brain to change even into adulthood-reveals that as you develop new habits, you rewire the brain. Engage in one brief positive exercise every day for as little as three weeks.

Help your co-workers Many studies have found strong social support to be the greatest predictor of happiness during periods of high stress

Change your relationship with Stress. Stress is another factor contributing to people’s happiness at work.  Stress has an upside. Stress is not just an obstacle to growth; it can be the fuel for it. Your attitude toward stress can dramatically change how it affects you.

Discover how DavittCorporatePartners can help you to:

Develop Emotional Intelligence in Your Organisation

Win the War for Talent

Realise Individual Potential

Align Behaviour with Corporate Values

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Social Skill

Social Skill

The first three components of emotional intelligence are self management skills. The last two, empathy and social skill, concern a person’s ability to manage relationships with others. As a component of emotional intelligence, social skill is not just a matter of friendliness, although people with high levels of social skill are rarely mean spirited. Social skill is friendliness with a purpose: moving people in the direction you desire.

Socially skilled people tend to have a wide circle of acquaintances, and are able to find common ground/build rapport with many groups of people. Such people have a network in place when the time for action comes.

Social skill is the culmination of emotional intelligence. People tend to be very effective at managing relationships when they can understand and control their own emotions and can empathize with the feelings of others. Even motivation contributes to social skill – people who are driven to achieve tend to be optimistic, even in the face of setbacks or failure. When people are upbeat, their “glow” is cast upon conversations and other social encounters.

Socially skilled people, are adept at managing teams; they are expert persuaders – a manifestation of self-awareness, self regulation, and empathy combined. Given those skills, good persuaders know when to make an emotional plea, for instance, and when an appeal to reason will work better.

Social skills allows leaders to put their emotional intelligence to work.

Discover how DavittCorporatePartners can help you to:

Develop Emotional Intelligence in Your Organisation

Win the War for Talent

Realise Individual Potential

Align Behaviour with Corporate Values

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DavittCorporatePartners – Organisational Psychologists and Experts in Building Emotional Intelligence