Check out this week's performance pointer from Penumbra Group, your best resource for training and development solutions.
Have you had that nagging feeling that something is
missing on your team keeping you from moving past
chronic conflict or mediocre performance? Many
leaders have sensed this and found the
solution in what experts are calling the #1 predictor
of life success: emotional intelligence. To find out if
EI is missing from your team, take this short quiz:
Is there often a breakdown in team communication?
Do you observe symptoms of low stress tolerance?
Do one or more of your team members struggle with
or resist change - large or small?
Are you needed to mediate conflict on a regular
Has pessimism taken over the work environment?
Do team members say or do the wrong things at the
If you answered yes to more than a two of these
questions, it is worth your while to explore emotional
intelligence. There are several case studies of how
increasing EI in a work group results in higher
productivity and lower turnover (among other
things). To begin, take a baseline of your team's EI
through observation, interaction and assessment. By
enrolling your team in some learning and development
you will be on your way to discovering the untapped
performance potential around and within you.