Quick Emotional Intelligence Activities for Busy Managers: 50 Team Exercises That Get Results in Just 15 Minutes

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If you're managing a team, you know that emotional issues—such as lack of trust and commitment, unresolved conflicts, and the inability of individuals to understand how their actions impact others—can stop even the most promising groups from delivering great results. This book gives you powerful, proven exercises you can use to help you and your team:

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Quick Emotional Intelligence Activities for Busy Managers: 50 Team Exercises That Get Results in Just 15 Minutes

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Overview

If you're managing a team, you know that emotional issues—such as lack of trust and commitment, unresolved conflicts, and the inability of individuals to understand how their actions impact others—can stop even the most promising groups from delivering great results. This book gives you powerful, proven exercises you can use to help you and your team:

            identify individual and team mood
• deal with anger and emotional triggers
• avert, rather than avoid, conflict
• encourage communication
• overcome fear and other obstacles
• understand and manage competition
• honor differences
• assess team strengths and weaknesses
• pick up on cues from teammates
• control the emotional climate of the team

The book follows each activity with a discussion of its purpose, how to use it, and a list of post-activity questions to help solidify each lesson. Simple and easy-to-use, Quick Emotional Intelligence Activities for Busy Managers gives you the tools you need to get fast, powerful results from any team.

“At last, a handbook for managers that will help bring important topics to the table for discussion to improve teamwork. Adele Lynn has included short ingeniously designed activities that get results quickly and improve the emotional intelligence of any team.”—Bob Wall, author, Coaching for Emotional Intelligence

“Adele Lynn has written an amazingly accessible resource book to increase teamwork and leader effectiveness through emotional intelligence exercises. A can-do companion to her The EQ Difference, this work gives us a precise step-by-step protocol so leaders and facilitators can deploy 50 creative and awareness-producing activities. I am already referring to her highly useful Family of Emotions. The consideration she shows for the learner is a model for everyone who leads, educates, or trains…or (like 3 billion of us) struggles with our feelings.”—Gus Lee, author, Courage: The Backbone of Leadership and China Boy

“The perfect EQ toolbox to develop and maintain a healthy corporate culture.”—John Dickson, CEO, and the entire Redstone Presbyterian Care Executive Staff

“Adele’s book offers practical guidance to help us translate EQ theory into behaviors designed to improve our organization’s performance.”—Vin Cerasuolo, CEO, Century Heritage FCU 

"Lack of teamwork can stall many important initiatives.  If you've got key teams,  projects, and organizational initiatives that require teamwork or working across organizational boundaries, this book is for you"—William C. Byham, Ph.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Development Dimensions International (DDI)

Adele B. Lynn is the founder of Lynn Learning Labs, which consults with companies throughout the world. She is a frequent guest on radio talk shows, and a member of the National Speakers Association. Her previous books include The Emotional Intelligence Activity Book and The EQ Difference. She lives in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814408957
  • Publisher: AMACOM
  • Publication date: 1/29/2007
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 188,158
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Adele B. Lynn (Belle Vernon, PA) is the founder of Lynn Learning Labs, which consults with companies throughout the world. She is a frequent guest on radio talk shows, and a member of the National Speakers Association. Previous books include The Emotional Intelligence Activity Book and The EQ Difference.

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Table of Contents

"Acknowledgments

Introduction

CHAPTER 1 A Guide to the 50 Activities

CHAPTER 2 What You’ll See for Each Activity

Purpose

Why is this Important?

How to Set the Stage

When to Use this Activity

Materials

Key Questions

A Word of Caution

Variations

Asking for Commitment

CHAPTER 3 How to Use this Book

Before the Activity

During the Activity

After the Activity

CHAPTER 4 For the Leader

Your Mindset/Role Model

Learn More

Reinforce Behaviors

Timing and Readiness

As Your Team Develops

What If

CHAPTER 5 The Activities

EQ #1 Mood Check

EQ #2 I Can Top That

EQ #3 Lead Balloons

EQ #4 When Things Go Wrong

EQ #5 Helium Balloons

EQ #6 Hair Triggers or Hot Buttons

EQ #7 Spirit Killers

EQ #8 UP

EQ #9 Strung Tight

EQ #10 Team Trophies

EQ #11 Thank You for the Gifts

EQ #12 Who Said That

EQ #13 Choir Director

EQ #14 5 Team Strengths

EQ #15 5 Team Weaknesses

EQ #16 Speak Up

EQ #17 Keep Your Eye on the Eye

EQ #18 My Dirty Dozen

EQ #19 Search Warrants

EQ #20 PFAT Self-Scan

EQ #21 PFAT Group Scan

EQ #22 People and Events in the News

EQ #23 Tuning In

EQ #24 But I Didn’t Mean…

EQ #25 Trading Spaces

EQ #26 What Else?

EQ #27 Channel Surfing

EQ #28 Voices in Harmony

EQ #29 Color My World

EQ #30 And Now a Word from Our Sponsor

EQ #31 Emotional Trophies

EQ #32 Secret Admirer

EQ #33 Accomplishments Flower Garden

EQ #34 Profiles in Respect

EQ #35 Perfect Team

EQ #36 Gut Check

EQ #37 Timed Reflection

EQ #38 Best Failure

EQ #39 First Impression

EQ #40 I Think, I Feel

EQ #41 Cartoon Characters

EQ #42 Throwing Rocks

EQ #43 The Pause Button

EQ #44 The Pause Elf

EQ #45 Best Practices

EQ #46 Heroes

EQ #47 It’s in the Air

EQ #48 My Mantra

EQ #49 Flying Values

EQ #50 What’s Different

Recommended Resources

Index"

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