How do we create a better roadmap, better supports, more realistic expectations for ourselves as adults? Because the key to emotional intelligence (aka being an adult) starts with accurate self assessment, a deeper sense of self AWARENESS, and then… most importantly, ongoing self management.
Engaging, inspiring company cultures like Google, Zappos and Pattagonia aren’t build in a day. They’re the result of a conscious effort to engage each member of the company in a core vision mission and values that are about more than just making a buck. To create an inspiring company culture you’ll need to do more than just a one day workshop to team build or add a ping pong table to the break room, you’ll need to examine your core beliefs.
What is your leadership style? Whether you are the CEO or you manage a team of 2, you have a style. Do you tell everyone exactly what you expect and how to get it done or do you ask for input on the outcome of a project?
These days, if your HR department doesn’t have some kind of EQ training on hand they’re off the mark, behind the times and not in the know! “Emotional Intelligence” is as much a part of the zeitgeist as “Innovation” and “Disruption”.
In addition to the physiological ways movement changes your blood chemistry, there are obvious psychological effects as well. By moving you’re making a choice, a physical choice that will resonate with your brain as a choice to change.
We all make mistakes. Mistakes at work, lapses in judgement, an ill-timed comment to a respected co-worker… it’s how we frame those, how we handle them that makes the difference. You get to choose how you respond, every… single… time.
Culture takes time, attention and work. Successful companies, those with an eye towards longevity, learn that nurturing culture & investing in teams is the surest way to secure a bright, innovative and flourishing future.