EQ Predicts Job Performance: The 7 Traits That Help Managers Relate

EQ Predicts Job Performance: The 7 Traits That Help Managers Relate

According to Forbes, the evidence that Emotional intelligence is linked to job performance is clear.  The problem is that no-one can agree what it is about EQ that actually makes the difference to performance, until now. Source A recent study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology looked at the results of 36 separate pieces of research into the relationship between self-reported EQ and job performance (measured via supervisor ratings), with an overall data set from 2,168 employed adults. Via a sophisticated bit of number crunching, the authors were able to conclude that there is a strong correlation between EQ and job performance.  More interestingly, they found that there were 7 traits that made […]

What is Emotional Intelligence | EQ?

What is Emotional Intelligence | EQ?

Emotional intelligence refers to a person’s abilities and awareness of personal and interpersonal emotions, communication, and relationships. In other words, it’s a social science word applied to how well people do in relationships with others, and how well they understand and manage emotions. It’s a term that was coined in the 1995 book by Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence. Source The book is regularly updated and remains a popular reference for this kind of work. Forbes describes the 4 key areas of Emotional Intelligence in this way:  Self-awareness Recognizing your own emotional state and the effect your emotions are having on you Self-management Using what you know about your emotional states to inform the actions you […]

Is a Workplace Massage Program Right for your Office?

Is a Workplace Massage Program Right for your Office?

There is a lot to consider when answering this question. And though there may be a lot of reasons to move forward with a program like this, there are also some real things to evaluate to make sure that it’s a good fit for your corporate culture, your budget, and business. Source Four Reasons a Workplace Massage Program Would Not Be a Good Fit   1.  Make sure you have room to grow the massage program. Along the lines of the point listed above, if you have a set budget and the program grows in popularity (which it always does) or your company is in growth mode, you might find that there aren’t enough time slots […]