Teamwork Pulse Points

Teamwork Pulse Points

The old model of teamwork identified star performers, promoted them and rewarded them. Even if someone left a trail of destruction but got the desired results, they were viewed as stars. But in today’s complex world, it’s difficult for just one person to have a complete vision. Increasingly, performance is explained by our capability to work with others to solve problems and create synergies among multiple talents.

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Start with Trust

Start with Trust

Trust is that invisible force that makes things feel just right, and as we all know, trust is at the core of all relationships whether at home or at work and without it the relationship takes a lot of strain. With trust in your workplace teams are more productive, meetings run efficiently, and you work with autonomy, however when trust is running low, especially during times of change, everyone has an eye on the exit.

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The Vital Signs Tool Set

The Vital Signs Tool Set

Practical emotional intelligence starts with observing how you feel and behave to create awareness. This then allows you to take responsibility for both your feelings and behaviour to create a more positive impact on all areas of your life. From here you are then able to practice responding rather than reacting which assists in practicing empathy with yourself and others.

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Pursuing noble goals

Pursuing noble goals

Most of us are over the new year slump by now and ready to tackle the rest of 2021. There’s no better way to start off the second quarter of the year than looking into the competency of Pursuing Noble Goals. This competency falls within the Give Yourself area of our EQ model, where we find our self-direction and become more purposeful. This is when you do things for a reason and live your vision in your daily actions so that you lead with purpose and integrity.

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Exercising Optimism

Exercising Optimism

Exercising Optimism is about taking a proactive perspective of hope and possibility. This learned way of thinking and feeling gives you ownership of your decisions and outcomes. We all use both optimistic and pessimistic styles of feeling and thinking. However some tend to use one more often than the other.

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Engaging Intrinsic Motivation

Engaging Intrinsic Motivation

Engaging Intrinsic Motivation has to do with gaining energy from personal values and commitments instead of being driven by external forces. People who require external reinforcement to be motivated are always at the mercy of others’ approval or reward or punishment system. This ultimately reduces self-efficacy.

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Navigating emotions during the holidays

Navigating emotions during the holidays

Isn’t it ironic how December is always regarded as the season to be merry and yet it is probably one of the most hectic and stressful times of the year? The stress of wrapping up business for the year, driving on our roads and facing overcrowded shopping centers!! Finally we have the gathering of the clans, for many families this can be a stressful time in their lives. We also think of the matric pupils who nervously await their final results.

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How to apply consequential thinking

How to apply consequential thinking

The second area of the KNOW YOURSELF model is CHOOSE YOURSELF. This involves self-management and being more intentional. Doing what you mean to do instead of reacting on autopilot. These competencies allow you to proactively respond. They provide you with the ‘how’, showing you how to take action, how to influence and how to operationalize these concepts.

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