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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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Four Psychological Persuasion Techniques…

Quite often in your working life (and sometimes your non-working life), your goal is to get another person to say yes. This is most evident if you work in sales or marketing, run your own business, or even need to sell an idea to your manager before you go ahead with it. If any of this sounds familiar, try these persuasion techniques based on academic research. Endowed progress Next time you get one of those loyalty stamp cards in a coffee shop, have a close look at it. You may find that your first stamp was free and that the one the barista put on counts as your second. This is the endowed progress effect in action. If you make a degree of progress towards a goal, the brain doesn't want to stop because that will mean all that initial effort went to waste. Think about how you can apply this in your own situation. For example, if you sell an online course, you could give the first lesson for free. The power of because Psychologists have found that people are more like to accept a request if you give a reason for doing so, even if that reason is not particularly relevant. In one study, subjects tried to skip the queue at the photocopier. If they just said "May I go in front," the request was denied significantly more..

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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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