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How You Impact Your Team with Emotions

By | Posted Jan 23, 2015 | 1 Comment

Do you motivate by throwing tantrums and using scare tactics to get your employees to work? While the productivity may still be there, the damage runs deep. Daniel Goleman explains why your emotions impact your team in more ways than one. See why you should avoid throwing a fit and instead use empathy and encouragement to energize your team and turn that energy into results.

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Top Tips for Keeping Resolutions

By | Posted Jan 8, 2015

Every year, you make a plan to change, and every year, you fail. Does this sound familiar? Making resolutions is the first step, but keeping resolutions is the hart part. Perhaps you need some help in establishing and keeping your resolutions for the year to come. This article is a compilation of resources from AMA that will both help motivate you towards keeping your resolutions, and give you a plan to accomplish your goal.

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Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS): Management in Government

By | Posted Jan 6, 2015

Recent results from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) show that government employees are largely unsatisfied. What are workers unhappy with, and how can managers improve these scores in the future? Stewart Liff has written about the way government is managed, and revisits this topic to offer new insights on the problem. See how government supervisors can manage better, and what employees value in their search for job satisfaction.

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How to Throw a Great Office Holiday Party

By | Posted Dec 15, 2014

The holidays are the perfect time to say thank you to your employees for all of their hard work and dedication. The best way to do that is by throwing a great office holiday party. Chris Brown offers five tips to ensure that your party is one to remember. See how you can make it fun for everyone, and properly thank your team in an appropriate way.

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Mindfulness: A Building Block of Emotional Intelligence

By | Posted Dec 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

What does it mean to be emotionally intelligent? How do you achieve a high level of EI? There are many factors that determine your emotional intelligence, and Paul Kimmerling contends that mindfulness is a crucial one. See why Kimmerling feels mindfulness is a building block of emotional intelligence, and how you can become more self-aware, and therefore more emotionally intelligent.

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IQ or EI? You Need Both

By | Posted Nov 18, 2014 | 3 Comments

Last time we spoke with emotional intelligence expert Daniel Goleman, we discussed the necessity of EI in the workplace. In part two of this interview, we discuss the ongoing power struggle: IQ or EI? While both intelligence measurements have their positives and negatives, Goleman strongly supports the EI side of this debate. See what he had to say on the shortcomings of using IQ as a comprehensive litmus test for employees, and why EI can be more accurate at predicting future success.

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Let’s Not Underestimate Emotional Intelligence

By | Posted Nov 5, 2014

Emotional Intelligence: does it matter? As the debate rages on, the AMA sat down with noted psychologist and emotional intelligence expert Daniel Goleman to hear what he had to say. Check out his response to a recent article arguing against the merits of emotional intelligence, and why he believes it is among the most important qualities for managers and business people to have. This is part one of a two-part interview, stay tuned for part two!

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Unleashing the Potential of Your People with a Blank Check

By | Posted Oct 21, 2014

Are ideas at your company growing stale and outdated? Innovation is vital in staying ahead of your competitors and offering the best products or services. The factor that often limits innovation, however, is just as vital: money. Sanjay Khosla and Mohanbir Sawhney are here to change the narrative on finances and creativity. Read why they believe the true path to innovation is with a blank check, and how a powerful company which gave its team free reign, and reaped the rewards.

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Motivating Employees: 6 Questions To Improve Performance

By | Posted Oct 8, 2014 | 1 Comment

Are your employees motivated enough? Whether they are or not, it is important to find out how to motivate your team to keep spirits up and productivity at a high level. John Ballard offers some advice on how to keep your employees motivated using the expectancy theory developed by Victor Vroom. Here are some questions you should ask yourself to improve performance and productivity for the future.

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How to Succeed in a New Industry

By | Posted Oct 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

Are you making a difficult transition in your career? When it comes to working across various industries, employees can find the move to be intimidating. Employers are looking for multi-faceted workers to diversify their talent base, and if you handle the transition well you can become a useful and powerful asset. Ben Walter offers tips on how to succeed in any industry and make that career transition as smooth as possible.

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