(definitions of EQ and EI are below)
- I want to help people sustain or improve their mental and physical health at work, to present a case for employers to give this more attention, focus and support.
- I want to show managers that honing their EQ and EI skills will help them design more meaningful job roles that engage, reduce absenteeism and discourage toxic behaviours like presenteeism and overwork.
- I want to show leaders and managers how they can create a trusting place where people feel they belong; can show emotions and are supported, and build a positive culture.
- I want to prove one size does not fit all- diverse teams are the best teams. Shoe-horning people to be the same stifles creativity, discourages engagement and is bad for business.
- I want to replace assumptions that people are not to be trusted, encouraging more accountable, open, adult behaviours that build belief in each other.
emotional quotient (EQ)
‘The level of a person’s emotional intelligence, often as represented by a score in a standardised test. ‘
(Oxford Living Dictionary)
emotional intelligence (EI)
‘ [includes] at least three skills: emotional awareness…; the ability to harness those emotions and apply them …; and the ability to manage emotions, …regulating one’s own emotions when necessary and cheering up or calming down other people. ‘