Wisdom and Wit
Hints and tips to engage your team, increase productivity and work smarter – plus the occasional laugh
Is emotional intelligence about nature or nurture? According to scientists, EI can be developed. So are you one of those people who over estimates their EI score? Take the test.
It’s not every day that you can steal something from the Royal Family that will work for us mere mortals in the real world – but today you can. Her Majesty’s statement in response to the Oprah-Meghan-Harry interview was a masterclass in engagement, strategy and influence, not to mention emotional intelligence, risk management and communication. Read this blog for some (well-guarded) secrets on staff engagement from the expert, HRH Queen Elizabeth I.
Do your staff come to work sick, bringing in their lurgies and burdening their co-workers? That’s the trend known as “presenteeism”, and it’s bad for business any time. How can you address presenteeism like a savvy manager – rather than accidently creating the opposite problem?
Have you ever wanted to experiment on your staff to find out the best ways to make your team a strong, cohesive unit? Never fear, that’s already been done. The famous Robbers Cave experiment from the 1950s showed exactly how to make and break teams – and this blog post shows just how you can transfer that experience to your office. Learn how to unite your team, strengthen their collaboration and boost innovation to solve the big issues. Take a read.
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