Leading a team, or an organization is never easy. At one point or another, we are all prone to irrational thinking and behaviour that get the best of us, and in turn hurt our professional relationships. Ideally people with Emotional Intelligence tend to sway in a different tangent. But they were never like that from … Read more GETTING E.I. READY
The concept of Emotional Intelligence has been around for a while. In fact, it was nearly a hundred years ago that Thorndike first noted the importance of our ability to understand and manage others. But it took some time for the topic to hit the mainstream. It was 1995 , when psychologist and science journalist … Read more DELVING INTO EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
After an intensive series on the workplace, we come to our final part of the series: surviving and thriving. If you need to catch up, you can get the series articles here, here and here. Today I begin with a story that came into my inbox this week from MA* ‘I am a journalist who … Read more SURVIVING AND THRIVING A TOXIC WORKPLACE
After my recent article on toxic workplace, I got a ton of feedback from my inbox from individuals wanting to know if their personal behavior can be deemed as toxic. “I am not a morning person, one had mentioned, so I am not very chatty in the morning. So, I have noticed that when I … Read more COUNTERPRODUCTIVE WORKPLACE BEHAVIOURS
After my recent article on toxic workplace, I got a ton of feedback from my inbox from individuals wanting to know if their personal behavior can be deemed as toxic. “I am not a morning person, one had mentioned, so I am not very chatty in the morning. So, I have noticed that when I … Read more AM I TOXIC?
When setting the stage for an ideal toxic workplace the Devil wears Prada until today, remains one of the greatest examples of all time. Andy (Anne Hathaway) is a recent college graduate with big dreams. Upon landing a job at prestigious Runway magazine, she finds herself the assistant to diabolical editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep). … Read more THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
Like all millennials seeking a career foothold, Elsie Korir, a graduate of Moi University, took an internship – a road to nowhere – at an upstart production company at age 26 as a way of breaking into movie production. Inspired by our very own Lupita Nyong’o she too wanted to make it to hollywood, and … Read more INTERNSHIPS – THE ROAD TO NOWHERE
Most of us want to work in an environment where trust is paramount and underpins business and team interactions. As leaders or business owners we need strong relationships with our employees and external stakeholders built on a solid foundation trust. What are some of the things we can actively and proactively do then to build … Read more Trust in Practice
In the first article we looked at what is trust, its importance in business and the signs of a low trust culture. In most cases we recognize trust or a lack of trust in observable behaviors. Let us look at the 10 criteria for trust. They can be divided into Swift Trust Criteria i.e. criteria … Read more The Road to Trust
“Just Trust Me”. Have you ever heard this phrase from a leader, manager or someone in a decision-making position and instinctively felt a sense of apprehension? In this 3 part article series we are going to explore the issue of “Trust” and how as leaders we can cultivate trust in our teams, organization, with our … Read more Don’t worry about it…Just trust me.