During times of chronic stress, having the right tools of Emotional Intelligence (EI) when relating to your employees is a critical factor for your success as a business.
In this episode, Debbie Muno, Managing Member of The EI Academy, will provide tips for employers to improve their EI skills and communicate better with their employees.
0:50 – 14:40 – How important it is for employers to increase their emotional intelligence skills. Debbie believes that it is critical because we as humans are emotional creatures. Eric has witnessed conflicts become exacerbated within business due to a lack of EI (emotional intelligence). Developing those skills takes a lot of work. One of the most important skills that they focus on is being present. This means actively listening and being in tune with your feelings in the moment.
17:38 – 29:21 – They talk about the impact of prolonged stress due to isolation during covid effects our emotional intelligence. In order to get a better understanding of this, Debbie explains the physiological way that our brains and bodies process stress.
31:52 – 43:59 – Eric talks about the stress that many are experiencing around career, finances, and partnerships during this pandemic. Debbie talks about how we are social creatures and we have to put in effort to communicate with our loved ones. Humans also struggle to navigate the uncertainty and these times are very stressful and inconsistent. Debbie walks us through an emotional intelligence exercise with a focus on former employers. Through this exercise you will make observations about the communication and impact of former employers.
46:12 – 56:58 – After completing the exercise, Debbie reviews Eric’s answers and discusses how those employers impacted him professionally and personally. If you would like to speak to Debbi, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit genosnorthamerica.com for more.
About Employment Law Today
Helping Business With Employment Law Issues.
For many business owners, it can be overwhelming to keep up and comply with the federal and state labor and employment laws that govern how they run their business. With the COVID-19 pandemic, there are new laws and regulations regarding hiring, firing, and workplace practices and protocols — all of which can increase business owners’ anxieties about regaining traction or thriving again. On my weekly show, we will be discussing the most common employment law related questions and challenges that business owners have been facing in these uncertain times.
The show will have three main goals: (1) to inform businesses about employment law updates, (2) to inspire businesses by giving them the tools to move forward, and (3) to demonstrate how some business owners have overcome their employment law problems, walked through the challenges imposed by this pandemic, and have taken steps to regain traction during the reopening phases of this pandemic.
Our guests will include professionals who advise businesses from an H.R., legal, and financial perspective, along with thriving business owners who will share their experiences and insights into running a successful company while complying with labor and employment law mandates during COVID-19.