This final exam is for 2019 graduating class receiving certificates at the event to be held on February 20, 2020.
As you look at this list of emotions, which one are you feeling?
Noticing which emotions you feel at what times and how they change is key to a practice of mindfulness which simply means your capacity to remain present. Being present allows you to focus on the task or person at hand and provide your best self in any situation.
Being aware of your emotions and how they might be effecting your thinking and your actions leads to a higher level of emotional intelligence which is proven to be more important than your IQ.
There is an assessment that can measure your emotional intelligence which will provide you with ways you, personally and specifically, can improve your ability to communicate with others.
If you’re interesting in taking the new emotional intelligence that combines your DISC, Driving Forces and EQ scores, contact us at [email protected]
When you are issuing your perspective or giving feedback to someone on your team, understanding the difference between shame and guilt can improve your effectiveness.
In September, 2019, Cortex Leadership Consulting conducted Team Engagement Pulse Survey (TEPS) for 6 different organizations. In the research, Cortex focused on smaller teams of less than 15 within bigger organizations measuring engagement levels for the 8 statements that Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall highlight in their research published in their book Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World said were the most important in determining a team member’s engagement levels.
A high mark in the research that was conducted about engagement at Earth Environmental was how highly the team members scored in areas that other firms sometimes struggle with. It’s not easy to ensure that your managers and the leadership of your company make the time to recognize each team member when they do excellent work. It requires a dedication to noticing what’s going right. From the results you see above, Earth hit the high mark on that one!
Take these results for instance in a recent TEPS at Earth, administered through our proprietary, interactive texting platform.
These were the results when the core civil engineering team at Earth was asked to rank the statement from 1 being strongly DISagree to 7 strongly AGREE, “My teammates have my back”.
Earth Environment measures their team engagement each and every month so we’ll see how they do when the September results come in. For now, though, Earth turned in the top performance against all other teams we ranked in September, 2019.
The survey was sent to the Earth Environmental Civil Engineering team members on September 6, 2019.
It’s not the what, it could be the when.
In my ebook, Time Mastery: 7 Simple Steps to Richer Outcome, in our Leading a Winning Team coursework, we provide an assessment that allows leaders to determine what I have termed as their time metabolism. Simply stated, your time metabolism is a measurement of your physical and mental energy throughout your day. To master your time, as a leader, you can optimize your strengths by measuring when your energy is highest throughout the day and when the low points are.
Completing your most difficult tasks, for your behavioral style and skillset level, at times when you have the most energy can be key to being in your “flow” zone more of the time (a state where you are working within your strength zones that bring you the most amount of creative and strategic output as a leader). The more time you spend in your flow zone, the higher level contributions to your team and organizations you can make.
Some leaders love to get to work by 6am and knock out lots of tasks that any other time of the day would be difficult to complete due to distractions and perhaps a low desire to complete them. The higher your energy level, the more chance you have of completing difficult tasks. When your energy is low your willpower to be tenacious wanes.
To optimize your time metabolism, try doing the hardest things when you have the most mental and physical energy and the things you like to do, complete when you have the least (because doing those will tend to give you extra energy). If you are a people person, even when you are tired you will find the energy to interact and connect. If you like to complete tasks more than you like talking to people, do those things when your energy isn’t at it’s highest because you will be energized by the quietness and solitude of checking things off a list and knowing they are done!
What’s your time metabolism? When are you the most likely to tackle and solve the toughest challenges your team or organization is facing?