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The Art of Channeling…

For anyone who wants to improve overall performance in the workplace, the ability to channel emotional intelligence is needed. Learning to use your or an employee's emotional intelligence is not earth shattering, but it does take a bit of learning.   Channeling Emotional Intelligence First, the understanding of emotional intelligence is needed. Emotional intelligence is having the ability to be able to know and understand your emotions. Once you can understand your emotions you can harness the emotions to complete tasks at hand. The ability to understand your own emotions does take a bit of getting to know yourself, but it can be mastered in a short period. Emotional Intelligence is also having the ability to identify with the emotions of others. Identifying with the emotions of others also lets you control a situation. In other words, if you have a friend who is emotionally upset you can identify with the emotions and able to harness the emotions and use them to be effective.   Improving Performance In the business world, employers are always learning new ways to tap into the employee's strong points. By being able to apply emotional intelligence from the hiring to the retire stages a brought about huge gains in business. Human Resources can identify those employees that exhibit emotional intelligence. Traits of emotional intelligence include the following: Self-Control- The ability to be able to harness..

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4 Killer Ways to…

Toxic attitudes in the workplace are contagious and can affect company morale in a negative way. Here are a few steps on dealing with toxic attitudes in the workplace. 1. Don't Engage Negative people feed off of an audience. If you find yourself on the receiving end of a negative tirade in the break room, don't add fuel to their fire by engaging their negative ideas (even if you agree with them). Simply nod your head, say "that's interesting" when they've finished and then go back to eating your sandwich. Your toxic coworker will sense that you're not going to give them the attention that they want and they'll move onto someone who will. 2. Turn the Tables If you have a particularly attention hungry coworker who doesn't go away after you show disinterest, turn the tables on them and be positive. Whatever situation your coworker is complaining about, find a positive aspect to it and interject that positivity into the conversation. Positivity is repellent to negative people. By turning their negative rant into a positive conversation, you'll completely turn them off and they'll leave you alone. If you're able to define yourself in your office as a positive person, negative attitudes will avoid you and you'll be able to work in peace. 3. Give Them More Responsibility If you have an attitude problem in your office and a few..

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5 Signs Your Online…

Every growing online business will face challenges with staffing and recruitment. While some businesses prefer to run all operations from their own headquarters, it is common to see entrepreneurs outsource many tasks. There are many successful online ventures being run by individual entrepreneurs, with work being outsourced to specialist companies and virtual assistants. It is typical, though, for online business owners to be reluctant to delegate any work, preferring to take on as much individual responsibility as possible. So how can you work out if the time has come to start outsourcing? You Want to Scale Up As a business starts to grow, you may find your time is being diverted into less productive activities. The kind of tasks that allowed your small business to thrive are not always helpful for business growth. If you can design systems for these tasks, outsourcing will ensure they are carried out to your specifications, while you can then focus on growing the business. It is worth considering outsourcing at an early stage to avoid losing valuable time on standardized actions. You Need Specialized Help There will be times when a business requires specialized help, but the work might be a short-term project. Learning these new skills yourself will be time-consuming, while taking on a skilled employee could be unnecessary. Outsourcing the work allows you to find someone with the specific skills you require...

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Leadership Development and Reducing…

Employee turnover is one of the most annoying things in business. It means you've got to take the time to go through the hiring process again, hope that you find the right candidate, and train them hoping that they'll get up to speed as quickly as the person that left the position. Employee turnover results in lost time and money, and in some situations, can mean that your other employees may start feeling the brunt of having to pick up the slack for the person that's gone which can create a nasty cycle. That is where actionable ideas on employee retention come into play. There are a lot of reasons for turnover, and in any company, they can differ. Sometimes those in leadership roles are unable to do anything about it, but other times, actions by leadership can make a world of difference. Leadership development is one such area. Employees and Money One of the first things that some management professional think about when it comes to employee turnover is money. Data scientists have found that while pay is important, it's not the top predictor of employee satisfaction. Things that are important include the values and culture of the company in addition to what type of leadership and future opportunities are available to employees. Leaders that tap into the potential of their employees beyond just the skill they need to..

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