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Consultants to Organizations | April 2015


Now that the economy is improving, many organizations are dusting off their compensation programs and looking to update and renew theirs. Read our article called "Money, Money, Money, Money!" to learn of trends in compensation that will make yours effectively motivate performance. Also take a peak at the short piece on Emotional Intelligence. Might you be in need of an overhaul? Read the article to learn some key questions for self reflection. 


Money and Emotional Intelligence.  The more EI you have ... it's likely the more money you will earn.  You all know that EI is even more important than IQ, so do make sure yours is in good shape.


Money, Money, Money, Money!! 

Traditional research showed that money is not the prime motivator for employee engagement or loyalty. However, since the economic downturn and slow recovery, money has inched back to the top of the list of key factors for attracting and retaining a high quality, motivated workforce. What are the best and brightest organizations doing to use their human capital dollars creatively?


Read on to find out! 

The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace? Priceless.


As with many things involving self-reflection and self-awareness, emotional intelligence (EI) is something that should be checked in on from time to time. Conscientiously making this effort can result in EI that helps an individual achieve the goals they've set out for themselves at the workplace. EI literally makes us someone who "plays well with others." The problem is that those usually most in need of an EI check-up often lack the very self-awareness needed to realize it. Are you in need of an EI overhaul? Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do I tune out others' opinions because my way is obviously the best course forward?
  • Do I think others are too sensitive when I make jokes? They're just too PC and overreacting, right?
  • Do I find myself wondering when a coworker is just going to get to the point? Enough with the background already!
  • When working with a team, am I always wondering why everyone else isn't holding up their portion of the work?

If the answer to any of these is "yes," you may need to do some work sharpening your EI.  Though it may take you out of your comfort zone (or what has become your comfort zone at work), the results will be well worth the effort. Those with strong EI often rise above the herd as superstars because of their ability to create strong relationships, build trust, motivate others and lead successfully. An added bonus? EI can help at home, too!


We hope you enjoyed this addition of Reach. As always, please feel free to share your thoughts with us, as well as pass on this eNewsletter to anyone you think might benefit. 


To reaching success,

Paula M. Singer Lorraine Kituri






Paula M. Singer & Lorraine Kituri


The Singer Group, Inc.

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