It’s possible to fake emotional intelligence?

There are emotions and actions that look like the real thing but really aren’t. Plenty of research has documented manipulative misuses of emotional intelligence. The most common misuse of emotional intelligence are subconscious, and are result of unaddressed, unhealthy emotional needs. One of the most common counterfeits you can spot in well-intended leaders is manipulating with […]

Self-actualisation and Emotional intelligence

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is highly linked with the ability to actualise basic talents and skills and can distinguish between those who are more able and those who are less able to self- actualise. EI is more important than cognitive intelligence for self-actualisation. Emotional Intelligence relates to the process of an individual’s self-actualisation through realization of […]

Motivating Millennials

In recent years, the issue of integrating the Millennial generation into the labour market has become an increasingly important theme among employers. Interestingly, by the year 2025, Millennials will account for 50% of the global workforce. Therefore, their professional aspirations and attitudes towards their workplace, as well as their digital skills will redefine organizational culture […]

Revisiting the old ways

Over the past year and the half, the offline world slowed down, while the online world flourished. The pandemic and the resulting social and economic impacts have been difficult. It also has held some of the most challenging lessons leaders have witnessed in decades. With all that has happened and severity of changes, it is easy […]

Motivators and De-motivators

When we think of motivators and de-motivators, we are usually thinking of the different ends of the same continuum. Well, that’s wrong. The factors that influence job satisfaction are separate and distinct from those that lead to job dis-satisfaction. Job satisfaction and dis-satisfaction are not opposites of each other as the motivators are not opposites […]

How to motivate Employees?

When you find efficient people, who share the organisation’s values and beliefs, you need to make sure they ‘stick around’. Whilst, of course, money and benefits are important, they are not on top the list of motivating factors. Some of the most important factors tend to be peer motivation and feeling encouraged and recognised. Improving the […]

The Basics of Motivation

Motivation is the process that initiates, guides, and maintains goal-oriented behaviours. It is what causes you to act and involves the biological, emotional, social, and cognitive forces that activate behaviour. People often have multiple motives for engaging in any behaviour. Motivation might be extrinsic, whereby a person is inspired by outside forces like other people or […]

Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness

Emotional intelligence (EI) is a resourceful skill to have and nurture. It can help easing the relationships in, as well as providing the grounding elements, to emotional impulses. Mindfulness is in general a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling ‘in the moment’, without interpretation or […]