Emotional Intelligence

Stress levels are at an all-time high: here are 4 healthy coping strategies

According to a recent survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, stress is at an all-time high among working adults as a result of COVID-19. From Science Daily: “As the global pandemic continues and parents juggle child care, work and…

Helping employees manage stress during a pandemic

At the start of the year, none of us could’ve ever imagined what 2020 would end up looking like.   The majority of the global workforce has now been relegated to home offices, Zoom meetings, and Slack messages. Many are juggling remote…

4 characteristics of inspiring leaders

There’s something about inspirational leadership that affects us on a visceral level. When we think of leaders such as Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Oprah Winfrey, Arianna Huffington, Sheryl Sandberg—we can’t help but stand in awe of their achievements…

The top 9 TED talks on leadership from 2019

One of the best ways you can invest in your leadership development is through continual learning. Fortunately, in the age of the internet, there are scores of opportunities online to do just this—often for free. Podcasts, for instance, have become…

7 secrets to using praise to motivate employees

What workplace doesn’t want more motivated employees? After all, an employee who’s truly motivated is an employee who’s going to strive to put forth their best work day-in and day-out. So how can managers increase motivation in their team members?…

Are you good at active listening? Why all leaders should be

Communication is key. That’s especially true in the workplace, where effective communication is essential to a fully functioning working environment. But communication isn’t simply a necessary skill among employees who are working together to achieve a desired outcome. It’s also…

Want more high-performance days as a leader? Keep a journal

Can keeping a journal boost your leadership skills? In our last blog, we took a close look at the most common daily habits that highly successful leaders tend to practice every morning. One of those habits—and one that you’ll find…

5 diagnostics to enhance your team performance

Chances are you’ve probably taken a diagnostic at some point in your life—maybe without even realizing it. If you’ve ever taken an online quiz to learn your personality type, for instance, you were in effect ‘diagnosing’ your character to learn…