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Businesses and other organizations in our communities play a pivotal role in making universal emotional intelligence training a reality for all our PreK – 12 students.
Businesses can voice their support for emotional intelligence training in schools to their local and state educators, for instance.
The resources below give organizations including businesses, nonprofits, and governments vital information about how emotional intelligence benefits them today and far into the future.
Sixteen thousand—that’s how many words we speak, on average, each day. So imagine how many unspoken ones course through our minds. Most of them are not facts but evaluations and judgments entwined with emotions—some positive and helpful others negative and less so. This article leads into a discussion on recognized patterns when developing emotional agility.For Businesses
Do you have a feeling in the pit of your stomach that you and you boss just don’t click? Are you flummoxed about why your manager seems to interact so effortlessly with your colleagues but then avoids you or acts like you’re not there? Do you worry that they don’t trust you or, even worse, don’t like you? Before you work yourself into a frenzy, take a moment to assess what’s really going on and identify what’s causing the strain in your relationship. Once you do, you can build a targeted plan for how to make things better. This is a good resource to get some ideas on how to build a better relationship with your boss.For Businesses
We all have days when we go home exhausted, fall into bed, turn off the light, and drift into a fitful sleep. For some of us, that happens almost every day. You might chalk it up to a difficult project, client, or boss stressing you out. But what you might not realize is that there is much more contributing to that exhaustion. Stress comes to us all in tiny little assaults throughout our day — what we call “micro-stresses.” And it’s coming from sources you might never have considered. The volume, diversity, and velocity of relational touch points (the way we routinely communicate and collaborate with others) we all experience in a typical day is beyond anything we have seen in history, and cumulatively they are taking an enormous toll on our health and our productivity at work. This article is a good source that talks about different types micro-stresses.For Businesses
Helping someone who is crying at work takes emotional intelligence, especially in the form of self-awareness and self-management. Self-awareness requires that we recognize that someone else’s emotional expression is having an impact on us, and are able to articulate what that impact is (fear, concern, anger, etc.). Self-management requires that we control our emotions in the moment, and adapt to what’s needed right now.For Businesses
IBM has found that the correlation between the emotional intelligence of a leader and employee engagement helps strengthen the organization. In fact, this was the most important aspect of management. With high levels of emotional intelligence in managers, you can expect to see very high employee engagement results typical of employees who work in high performance, successful companies.For Businesses
It really does take more than brains. Google has found that individuals on teams with higher psychological safety are less likely to leave the company, they’re more likely to harness the power of diverse ideas from their teammates, they bring in more revenue, and they’re rated as effective twice as often by executives.For Businesses
Why are some individuals able to generate outstanding creative products despite repeated frustrating failures? How people experience and regulate their emotions--emotional intelligence--can explain the differences emerging in creative performance under frustration or success.For Businesses
To thrive in the 21st century, students need more than traditional academic learning. They must be adept at collaboration, communication, and problem solving, which are some of the skills developed through social and emotional learning (SEL). Gaming provides a great opportunity for educators to build their students’ SEL skills and make explicit how SEL will help prepare them for future jobs.For BusinessesFor EducatorsFor Parents
This study (2013) examines emotional intelligence as a predictor of intercultural communication apprehension among university students. Results indicate that three of the emotional intelligence subscales predict intercultural communication apprehension: emotionality, sociability, and self-control.For BusinessesFor Educators
Nothing will likely speed universal EQ learning better than business advocacy for it. In fact, workforce experts and education researchers urge companies to actively advocate for comprehensive adoption in the education system of what educators call social-emotional learning. Read our tips on how businesses can effectively advocate for Emotional Intelligence (EQ) training in schools and communities.For Businesses
This presentation shows how Emotional Intelligence benefits businesses and how they can get involved in promoting the teaching of this important skillset.For Businesses