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Motivation in the Workplace

Motivating people in the workplace is hard.

Especially in a year where we’re quickly moving from navigating widespread turnover and ‘The Big Quit’ to dealing with the economic downturn and subsequent layoffs, we want you to know that you’re not the only one wanting to pull their hair out.

Unfortunately, the social contagion effect – which we described briefly in our previous post as a source of motivation – also has a downside. When one member of the team leaves, it increases the chances that others will do the same. The firing of one team member can also damage the morale and motivation of the entire team.

Trying to motivate a team in this climate can’t be easy. We hear you, and we see you.

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Emotional Intelligence and Resiliency Training

Resiliency is a mindset: the capacity and confidence to be able to work through negative thoughts or emotions and be able to bounce back, work around and find effective ways to cope with difficulty or challenges.

Dr. Ginsburg, a child pediatrician and a human development expert proposed 7 integral and interrelated components that make up being resilient. We think these components can extend well beyond childhood and onto teams and workplaces.

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Why is Emotional Intelligence Important in Leadership?

If I were to ask you to think of anyone – real or fictional – that you consider to be a great leader and describe 3 qualities that make that leader great, what would you say?

Over the 20+ years that Summit has been leading team building and leadership development workshops, we’ve asked this question to many teams we’ve worked with, and the answers people have provided us over the years have always been consistent.

Most of the qualities that people describe in great leadership do not fall under the technical skills or intellectual smarts categories. Great leadership qualities mostly fall under the Emotional Intelligence characteristics category.

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How Important is Well-Being Within Your Team in 2022?

The people on our teams and our organizations have experienced rapid and ongoing changes over the last few years. It is a good idea to pause and reflect from time to time to gain clarity on what the long-term health of our teams and organizations looks like.

There are different kinds of health and wellbeing to be considered. Economic, productivity, team and personal wellbeing. All of these aspects of health contribute to overall wellbeing of our organizations and systems. We have the opportunity to choose to focus on some aspects of wellbeing more than others. This this interesting article is an example of prioritizing human wellbeing. You will have to decide what type of wellbeing is most important for your organization.

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5 Components of Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a tool to help our awareness of our current capacity for resilience, empathy, stress and self management. EI also informs our social interactions and how we handle conflict. Growing our EI has considerable benefits for individuals personally and it also is a significant teamwork advantage as it is a practical tool that teams can use to grow towards high performance.

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Team Building In Collingwood and Blue Mountain

The Collingwood and Blue Mountain area is one of the most popular recreation, tourism and meeting and conference areas in Canada and Ontario. This area is truly a four season destination with all you need for a great family holiday, a recreational adventure or a great team meeting or conference.

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Team Building In Ontario

Team building in Ontario? Being Canada’s most populous province, many companies operate out of Ontario and host team meetings, events

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Team Building Toronto

Toronto is one of Canada’s leading cities for meetings, events and conferences. There is so much to see and do and a wide variety of venues and locations to choose from. At Summit Team building we have had the pleasure working with countless groups and just about every meeting and conference facility in the area. Here is some information based on our years of experience.

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Three Key Motivation Interview Questions to Help Find the Extra Milers

How exactly do we identify ‘extra milers’? Particularly because these extra milers are often motivated by the culture and camaraderie around them, leaders need to be extremely mindful of team composition. We need to intentionally bring on these extra milers and – unfortunately – reject those who don’t fit in with a culture of going above and beyond (i.e., the coasters).

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