There is one certainty you face as a leader…you will be required to lead transformational change. And if you can lead so that innovation happens on your team, than there is a higher likelihood of success through the change. As leaders we are sometimes unclear about what innovation looks like and what we need to […]Read More ...
Outdoor team building activities are a lot of fun. Sometimes you need indoor team building activity ideas for when the weather outside is unbearable or unpredictable. Below are some indoor corporate team building games:Read More ...
Are your teams burned out or are you? Are you feeling like you are always fighting fires or dealing with team or client conflict? Constant conflict drains our energy and sabotages our efforts. In any relationship there is a big difference between being assertive to establish respect and trust and successful collaboration and being aggressive, defensive or hostile because of perceived threats or differences.
Even if you are one of the lucky ones that has a cohesive team, learning to tap into Emotional intelligence can make a dramatic difference to our success and positively impact every area of our lives for better success, more income and better relationships including:
- Your performance at work. Emotional Intelligence can help you navigate the social complexities of the workplace, lead and motivate others, and excel in your career. In fact, when it comes to gauging job candidates, many companies now view emotional intelligence as being as important as technical ability and require EI testing before hiring.
- Your physical health. If you’re unable to manage your stress levels, it can lead to serious health problems. Uncontrolled stress can raise blood pressure, suppress the immune system, increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, contribute to infertility, and speed up the aging process. The first step to improving emotional intelligence is to learn how to relieve stress.
- Your mental health. Uncontrolled stress can also impact your mental health, making you vulnerable to anxiety and depression. If you are unable to understand and manage your emotions, you’ll also be open to mood swings, while an inability to form strong relationships can leave you feeling lonely and isolated.
- Your relationships. By understanding your emotions and how to control them, you’re better able to express how you feel and understand how others are feeling. This allows you to communicate more effectively and forge stronger relationships, both at work and in your personal life.
But before I get ahead of myself, you might wonder:
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what is Emotional Intelligence (EI) exactly?
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
The AODA legislation impacts all organizations in Ontario with more than one employee.
That means you want AODA training to achieve compliance.
Has your organization met all of the requirements to date?
Has your organization filed your accessibility compliance reports (January 1, 2012 and January 1, 2014) ?
The following are some of the AODA requirements with compliance dates between January 1, 2012 – January 1, 2016: