This week’s emotional intelligence digest is here! This week, we’ve got articles on how to increase your emotional intelligence, how employers can help their teams deal with burnout and much more! We’ve also featured two podcasts, including one from Genos International!

Dive into the list below and don’t forget to subscribe to the blog while you’re here! We have new content each week on emotional intelligence, resilience, leadership, and more workplace topics.

8 Brilliant Things You Can Do to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence on Inc.com

‘Like many things in life, increasing your emotional intelligence and becoming a more effective human being takes practice. You can start with these eight action items on the road to success.’

EQ In Business In The New Remote Work Era on Forbes

‘Now, co-workers need to rely more on upfront communication, including stress levels and “just having a bad day,” where they were once able to simply look over at a co-worker and note that they seemed stressed. It’s useful to understand that, while the scope of emotional intelligence expands beyond language, there are some clues in the way a person speaks that can reveal their level of EQ.’ The Covid-19 pandemic has made it ever more important to have an emotionally intelligent workforce.

There’s a Name for the Blah You’re Feeling: It’s Called Languishing on The New York Times

‘The neglected middle child of mental health can dull your motivation and focus — and it may be the dominant emotion of 2021.’ In this article the author discusses the languishing feeling many of us have encountered, especially in the past year. Learn what languishing is and how you can tackle it.

Employers, Here Are 4 Ways You Can Begin To Effectively Tackle Employee Burnout on Forbes

‘As the pandemic lingers, employee burnout is at historic levels. More than 70% of employees reported being burnt out and feeling that their employers aren’t doing enough to address workplace burnout.’ Check out this article where the author discusses four ways that employers can begin to help their staff to tackle burnout.

EI at Work Podcast

EI at Work is a monthly podcast that highlights the difference EI (or lack of!) makes in businesses across the globe. Each episode, co-hosts Dr Ben Palmer and Marie El Daghl are joined by professionals and leaders implementing EI in their workplace. They share real-world examples of how EI has transformed their customers, staff, business outcomes and selves.

4 Important Leadership Lessons From The Pandemic For The Future Of Work on Forbes

‘…several leaders created a blueprint for leading through crisis and into the future of work. They did so by getting closer to their employees’ needs and creating what I call cultures of AIR (Agility, Innovation, and Resilience) as the foundation for their company’s growth.’ Learn four leadership lessons that will endure long after the recent pandemic.

I never thought I’d lead in a crisis. Here’s the technique that I found keeps workers engaged on FastCompany

As team leaders, we are responsible for keeping employees engaged and feeling that they’re capable of sustainable work. This can seem like an insurmountable task when trying to manage your team virtually or, even harder, when some members are remote and some are in the office.’ Read about what worked for this leader when trying to keep their remote teams engaged.

You Are Not a Leader Until You Face These 5 Pains on Entrpreneur.com

In this article, the author discusses what they believe to be the five ‘rights of passage’ that, ‘when embraced, forge them into industry leaders who will stand the test of time.’ Check it out and see if you and your fellow leaders have gone through these stages.

How to make the hybrid workplace fair for all on FastCompany

With the return to work around the corner there is the question of, what’s better, going back to the office or remote work? In a lot of places organisations are considering a mix of both, a hybrid environment. ‘With some workers in-person and others remote, leaders must ensure all employees have access to the same resources and opportunities. If not, some workers may feel excluded, causing disengagement, unhappiness or even employee turnover.’

First Person Plural: EI & Beyond Podcast

‘Co-hosted by New York Times best-selling author, Daniel Goleman & his son, Hanuman Goleman, this show will go beyond the theory of emotional intelligence, presenting an array of stories that illuminate how emotional intelligence is being put into action. Inspiring you to lead with more mindfulness and resilience, the show will bring you a new awareness of the systems we work, live, and create in.’

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