Category Affective Leadership

Managing Malignancies

May 26, 2015 Affective LeadershipCustomer ServiceEmotional IntelligencePeer Powered PerformancePositive DevianceSocial SmartsSpirit at WorkTopicsTraining  No comments

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The story is true, the setting is healthcare but the emotional intelligence, communication expertise and service delivery systems can (and should) be lessons for anyone.  

I appreciate the kind concerns that have been expressed by so many but the purpose of this article is to provide a platform for evaluating your own service delivery systems.  Real Lessons, Real Science, Real Solutions.  It is easy to talk in the abstract...

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Multitasking’s Pygmalion Payback

March 5, 2015 Affective LeadershipEmotional IntelligencePeer Powered PerformancePositive DevianceTraining  No comments

look busy it's the boss

Multitasking not only undermines our output by half and increases errors by 50% it also establishes an enduring expectation of frustration.  Once employees are acclimated to the idea that the “appearance of being overloaded is expected” then we are well attuned to finding our place in the pack.   We quickly adapt to “our part”. It is a part our primitive predecessors  perfected* we do as others do and soon believe as others believe...

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Onboarding-Weigh the Anchors for EVERYONE

February 28, 2015 Affective LeadershipAssociation InsightsEmotional Intelligence

Anchor

2015 has been a year of new beginnings a chance to leave behind missteps of the past and start fresh.  As we have come to know our new clients we realize that the greatest challenge, at least initially, would not be what lies ahead, but what is dragged behind. 

If you are in the position of replacing a departing team member your new addition will not only have to be equipped to do their job but they will also carry the weight of preconceptions left over from the person they are replacing...

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The Most Dangerous Storms

February 28, 2015 Affective LeadershipAstonishing ServiceCustomer ServiceEmotional IntelligenceTraining

Brain Storms

Despite all that I have done to learn the skills to improve my “Emotional Intelligence” my primitive chemistry doesn’t always want to stay in the cage where it belongs.  This is true for all of us to some extent and is part of our evolution as a species.  The limbic system which floods our bodies with Cortisol when confronted with a perceived threat responds in two hundredths of a second, while our thinking prefrontal cortex may take as long as two full seconds to respond.

  If we are bein...

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Astonishing Service™

February 25, 2015 Affective LeadershipAssociation InsightsCustomer ServiceEmotional IntelligenceKeynote Keys  No comments

Not Listening

Does it seem like service providers are just not listening?

Nobody wants to sit through another Service 101 session of “Smile Training”. Basics are appropriate for those new to the workforce, but they usually are not the problem.

The greatest service challenges are not from those few new, who don’t know how, but the vast majority who have forgotten why.

It is a problem not of heads, but of hearts. What’s needed is not a new way of doing, but a renewed reason for doing.

Astonishing Servic...

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