Emotional Intelligence – a term quickly becoming more common in corporate America. Consequently, its growing popularity is peaking interest. But what exactly is emotional intelligence? Technically speaking, the Institute for Health and Human Potential defines this catchy term as “the ability to recognize, understand, and manage our own emotions while being able to recognize, understand, and influence the emotions of others.” We simply refer to it as, “the secret to creating success.” It’s incredible, and we are so excited about this emotional intelligence training!
Why are we so excited? Because we have found the best of the best. We have recently partnered with BlueEQ, the company behind the world’s most accurate, comprehensive, and powerful emotional intelligence self-assessment and workshop. They are the frontrunner in this emotional intelligence training initiative, and we are honored to be partnering with them. Together, we aim to bring a better understanding of exactly how impactful emotional intelligence (EQ) is to the marketplace. The feedback we have received thus far has been eager interest from so many. (more…)
A leading company in the cruise industry, working across several continents, knew they needed a new learning program. They pride themselves in providing services to their customers through innovation and leadership, and this was no different. Through this innovation and leadership, the business discovered the need of a partner. Specifically, a company to design, development, and implement a learning program for their senior leadership team. With the intention of developing a unique deliverable while driving business results. The senior leadership team included directors who lead and develop teams of hundreds of professionals. This on top of directly oversee the operation of the organization. (more…)
Succeeding in the retail market is more like a duck gliding gracefully across a pond; an outward facade of serenity and forward momentum is on display, while its unseen feet are furiously lashing at the water in a constant battle to maintain momentum. Economic uncertainty, employee churn, and – now more than ever – identifying appropriate uses of technology are common challenges that keep the target moving. (more…)
We understand that results-based solutions have the greatest impact on your organization overall. Solo Learning can improve your organizational design and performance by analyzing the learning needs of your team. We will conduct a Learning Needs Analysis (LNA) to help you identify and evaluate the gaps existing between the current and desired states of your team’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies.
Self-control, while a commonly used word, is one of the most difficult skills to master. Solo Learning and BlueEQ™ defines self-control as the ability to control emotions and show restraint over impulses, especially under stress. Elie Wiesel, renowned author and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, stated, “Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself.”.
As the third of five skills associated with emotional intelligence, self-control challenges nearly everyone. It seems, across the board, that self-control is clearly identifiable but difficult to obtain. However, to create a psychologically safe environment, this skill must be mastered. Here are a few concrete tips to put into practice that will help cultivate self-control in stressful situations.
According to BusinessDictionary, defining leadership development is as follows:
“Teaching of leadership qualities, including communication, ability to motivate others, and management, to an individual to an individual who may or may not use the learned skills in a leadership position.”.
However, this definition does not cover all of what leadership development must encompass.
Simply offering or encouraging leadership training is not leadership development. Growth often comes to a halt when the training stops. This is a problem because, after all, training itself is merely a beginning. Learning is a continuous growth process; there is no ending point. (more…)