Turbulent times are not new to leaders and organizations. However, the recent pandemic has produced a level of personal stress and organizational upheaval not seen in modern times. It’s no surprise that leaders and teams are fatigued and languishing under the relentless pressure.
Intelligence is measured in many ways. Intelligence Quotient (IQ) is probably the first measurement that comes to mind. IQ and all of its measurements we encountered over the course of our lives can be primary markers of our success (or failure).
The concept of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) has been around since 1995 when researcher Daniel Goleman introduced it to the world. The idea that “an ability to identify and manage emotions greatly increases our chances of success” quickly took off and has influenced the way people think about emotions and human behavior ever since.
Inspiration from the inside out: Inspired leadership and the role of your personal story in affecting team performance.
Where has your journey taken you? What inspires you? The answers to these questions will help you craft and tell your own story, so you can share it with others. When you start sharing your story, you will begin to understand your impact on others and be able to identify who you need to inspire, as well as create a plan for doing it.
Take the story of Catherine Meloy, CEO, Goodwill Greater Washington, DC. Involved in several ministries with her father, Catherine was inspired at a very early age to help people. Growing up with a disciplinarian Marine father, and an unconditionally loving mother, shaped her identity.
Social distancing is one of the most recognizable requirements of life during COVID-19. The phrase describes the recommended minimum 6-foot distance that people should maintain in an effort to reduce the potential spread of the virus. The result for many has been to sequester at home. Connections with friends and extended family, and collaboration with co-workers have become more than ever in the past, virtual.