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  • Employee Experience/Engagement w/ Stefanie Brockstädt (Part 1)
  • In this video Part 1 Stephanie Brockstadt, Head of Learning & Development at Berlin etc. is first asked the question […]

  • Bold Leadership with Sean Penistone (Part 2)
  • In this second part of the interview with Sean Penistone, Former Head of L&D and Talent at Colt Technology Services, begins by […]

  • Bold Leadership with Sean Penistone (Part 1)
  • Sean begins by answering the question “What do you feel is a business mindset for the coming decade and what […]

  • The New Age of Learning
  • The world has changed dramatically over the past three years– and with it, the world of learning and development. Just […]

  • Business Mindset 2030: Humans & the Technology
  • Do you control your phone or does it control you?  According to a recent study in the US, 66% of […]

  • The Hybrid Leader with Bruce Owen (Part 2)
  • In the second part of this series around ‘Leading into the Future in partnership with The Business Transformation Network, Bruce Owen (Vice President […]

  • The Hybrid Leader with Bruce Owen (Part 1)
  • We welcome another insightful leader to this fascinating series around ‘Leading into the Future, Bruce Owen (Vice President – Employee & Community […]

  • Building a Learning Community with Ian Hardie (Part 2)
  • Within part 2 of this series with Ian Hardie (Founder at Hardie & Company), in partnership with The Business Transformation […]

  • Pivoting your culture of ‘me’ into a culture of ‘we’
  • Where we’ve come from – The journey to ‘me’ The narrative of the individual has been the dominant voice in […]

  • Building a Learning Community with Ian Hardie (Part 1)
  • As we continue this fascinating series in partnership with The Business Transformation Network, around Leading into the future, we welcome Ian […]

  • Power of Purpose with Jerry Pico (Part 2)
  • In this interview with Jerry Pico, Co-Lead, Global Culture Initiative at Daiichi Sankyo Co., he talks about his company’s purpose […]

  • Power of Purpose with Jerry Pico (Part 1)
  • As we continue our ‘Leading Into The Future’ TV Series, in partnership with The Business Transformation Network, we are eager […]

  • Building a Learning Communities
  • If you are a Human Being reading this article then you are at the right place to understand why belonging […]

  • Building a Learning Community with Martin Barner (Part 2)
  • In this Part 2 of Martin Barner’s interview about ‘Building a Learning Community’ he poses some key questions including “What do […]

  • Building a Learning Community with Martin Barner (Part 1)
  • For the next episode in our ‘Leading into the Future’ series, a partnership with The Business Transformation Network (The BTN), we […]

  • The Hybrid Leader with Sabine Weishaupt (Part 3)
  • In the 3rd and final part of this series with Sabine Weishaupt, we explore the role of trust within virtual environments.  […]

  • The Hybrid Leader with Sabine Weishaupt (Part 2)
  • We know, by now, that listening capabilities and digital literacy are essential attributes to help leaders bring their employees together.  […]

  • The Hybrid Leader with Sabine Weishaupt (Part 1)
  • As part of PeopleSmart’s focus around Leading Into the Future, in partnership with The Business Transformation Network (The BTN), we are […]

  • Strength in Diversity & Inclusion with Charlotte Forsyth (Part 2)
  • Continuing PeopleSmart’s focus on Diversity and Inclusion for the second quarter of 2021 we heard more from Charlotte Forsyth, Chief […]

  • Strength in Diversity & Inclusion with Charlotte Forsyth (Part 1)
  • As part of PeopleSmart’s focus on Diversity and Inclusion for the second quarter of 2021 we were eager to hear […]

  • Re-defining Leadership in the COVID Era: Lean
  • Since the onset of the COVID crisis, there has been a very lively and rich discussion around what this all […]

  • Emotional Intelligence post-Covid 19
  • The Covid 19 pandemic has been re-shaping our lives for more than a year now. We had to change the […]

  • Re-defining Leadership in the COVID Era: Agility
  • Since the onset of the COVID crisis, there has been a very lively and rich discussion around what this all […]

  • Applying D&I in a Multicultural Environment: how it works at an embassy
  • The job of a diplomat is complex and multifaceted. By its nature, it requires one to operate in environments of […]

  • Re-defining Leadership in the COVID Era: Trust
  • Since the onset of the COVID crisis, there has been a very lively and rich discussion around what this all […]

  • Re-defining Leadership in the COVID Era: In Search of a New Acronym
  • Since the onset of the COVID crisis, there has been a very lively and rich discussion around what this all […]

  • Conflict Resolution through the lens of Hollywood classics
  • What do you think or feel when you hear the word “conflict”? This is a typical question we ask at […]

  • Hiring Emotionally Intelligent Leaders and Employees
  • One of the greatest challenges for any organization is the recruitment and selection process. That marks the first step in […]

  • Advice on dealing with ‘difficult people’ Who are the difficult people? Could they be us?!
  • We often fail to consider what role we ourselves play in the difficult relationship. If you’re having trouble with someone, […]

  • EI Practitioners Newsletter Christmas Issue 2020
  • Christmas in 2020 Christmas is a special day of the year for many different reasons according to different cultures. This […]

  • EI Practitioners Newsletter October 2020
  • How Emotional Intelligence & Diversity in Teams are related by Maria Caterina Capurro As Emotional Intelligence Practitioners or even if […]

  • Now is the time to raise our communications’ game!
  • Web Conferencing is a great way to expedite communication and it is the responsibility of the call host to decide […]

  • An inspirational leader cares about other people
  • A leader that inspires performance is a leader who finds joy and deep satisfaction in developing her or his people […]

  • EI Practitioners Newsletter June 2020
  • Covid 19 has hit our lives like a thunderbolt that forced us to change our routines, our ways of working, […]

  • Practical strategies to connect with our inner energy facing the ‘new normal’
  • Covid 19 has hit our lives like a thunderbolt that forced us to change our routines, our ways of working, […]

  • Mindful leadership
  • The context in which leaders need to operate now is more than ever a fluctuating one with significant changes not […]

  • Achieving Life Balance
  • What does ‘life balance’ mean to you? The definition of ‘life balance’ is entirely personal – it is founded on […]

  • The Root of Resilience: an Inside Job
  • The 5th capability in the Genos model of Emotional Intelligence is Self-Management. And the model makes it clear that if […]

  • Building Resilience for yourself and your team
  • The Covid-19 pandemic is delivering us all with a massive amount of uncertainty. Businesses are battling for survival and trying […]

  • Leave out feelings from your decisions at your peril!
  • The fourth dimension in the six dimensional Genos model of Emotional Intelligence is Emotional Reasoning. We are making decisions every […]

  • A Leader’s Choice
  • Common language can be very revealing under closer scrutiny. For example the ancient Greek word ‘krisis’ means a choice point. […]

  • EI Practitioners Newsletter 01/2020
  • Dear Genos E.I Practitioners, We hope you had a great start into the New Year. We wish you all to […]

  • Skillful Authenticity
  • In preparing to write this article I asked my partner Karin what the word authenticity meant to her and the […]

  • Amadori Case Study: Supplying McDonalds
  • A three-year study of AMADORI, a supplier of McDonald’s in Europe, assesses links between emotional intelligence, individual performance, organizational engagement, […]

  • The simple 5-step process to creating emotionally intelligent teams
  • Stress can run high in the workplace. As managers you need to develop your self-awareness, understand and deal with your […]

  • Awareness of Others: Empathy vs. Insensitivity
  • People who seem to be unaware of other people and their needs. People who put their feet in their mouths […]

  • A Great Leader’s Primary Responsibility: To Be Self-Aware
  • The foundation stone and sine qua non of Emotional Intelligence is Self-Awareness. It is the basis of great leadership. The […]