10 emotional reading skills that benefit you and your team

Alan Hudson provides team building workshops that enhance team building

I checked in on a client where I ran a workshop for his team – six months on and they’ve seen significant improvements in the team’s emotional reading skills. High performing teams have high emotional intelligence, or ‘EQ’. Unfortunately, most hiring managers focus more on technical job qualifications than so-called ‘soft skills’ like emotional reading … Read more

Workplace deception wearing you down?

Workplace deception can lead to stress

Turning on your “fake news” filter

Workplace deception has lasting effects on career prospects, health and your psyche. In the fake news era, it’s easy for deceptive people to mislead us. The truth is, the sheer volume of deceptive tactics to sway our judgement can overwhelm our psyche.

From what I’m seeing, collectively our base level of anxiety is running high. Everyone is tuning into the media to determine what’s happening. The problem is, the media is half the problem. Each week I have conversations with people who are switching off from the news or their social media feeds. I’m concerned we are blunting our own critical faculties.

I see the need to improve skills to determine what is the truth from our boss, peers, and the media.

Read more

Culture checklist

Identifying roadblocks to building high performance teams Confidential self-assessment culture checklist I speak with many recruitment consultants and all conversations point to a stronger candidate-driven market. What does this mean for your team optimisation efforts? Hiring demand is increasing, which means that the ability to attract candidates to your organisation is now a key constraint … Read more

How well can you read emotions?

How well can you read emotions? Test your ability to read facial expressions Take our quiz to find out whether you are a guru or foil for a poker face There are 7 universal microexpressions that all humans display for a fraction of a second when they experience a particular emotion – these microexpressions betray … Read more

Categories Uncategorised