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


"In a team situation, many issues -- like lack of trust ...

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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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"In a team situation, many issues -- like lack of trust and commitment,
unresolved conflicts, and the inability of individuals to understand how
their actions impact the rest of the team -- can stop even the most
promising groups from delivering great results. This simple, easy-to-use
book gives managers, supervisors, and team leaders activities to help
their teams overcome emotional obstacles and become more effective.
Readers will find powerful, proven exercises they can use to help

* 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

Each activity is followed by a discussion of its purpose, how to use it,
and a list of post-activity questions to help solidify each lesson. This
practical, effective collection of proven exercises will elicit the best
from any team."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814429945
  • Publisher: AMACOM
  • Publication date: 1/29/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 258,978
  • File size: 900 KB

Meet the Author

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. Previous books include The Emotional Intelligence Activity Book and The EQ Difference.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     xi
A Guide to the 50 Activities     1
What You'll See for Each Activity     9
Level of Risk     9
Purpose     10
Why Is This Important?     10
When to Use This Activity     10
Set the Stage     10
Materials     11
The Activity     11
Key Questions     11
A Word of Caution     11
Variation     11
Ask for Commitment     12
How to Use This Book     13
Before the Activity     13
During the Activity     15
After the Activity     16
For the Leader     19
Your Mindset/Role Model     19
Learn More     21
Reinforce Behaviors     21
Timing and Readiness     23
As Your Team Develops     23
What If     24
Conclusion     25
The Activities     27
Mood Check     27
I Can Top That     31
Lead Balloons     34
When Things Go Wrong-Our Team M.O.     37
Helium Balloons     40
Hair Triggers or Hot Buttons     43
Spirit Killers     46
Up     49
Strung Tight-Understanding M.O.s During High Stress     51
Team Trophies     54
Thank You for the Gifts     57
Who Said That?     61
Choir Director     66
Five Team Strengths-A 360 Assessment     70
Five Team Weaknesses-A 360 Assessment     74
Speak Up     78
Keep Your Eye on the Eye     81
My Dirty Dozen     84
Search Warrants for the Dirty Dozen     88
PFAT Self-Scan     92
PFAT Group Scan     97
People and Perceptions     102
Tuning In     105
But I Didn't Mean     108
Trading Spaces     112
What Else?     115
Channel Surfing     117
Voices in Harmony     120
Color My World     123
And Now a Word from Our Sponsor     126
Emotional Trophies     129
Secret Admirer     132
Accomplishments Flower Garden     135
Profiles in Respect     138
Perfect Team     140
Gut Check      143
Timed Reflection     147
Best Failure     151
First Impression     154
I Think; I Feel     157
Cartoon Characters     160
Throwing Rocks     163
The Pause Button     166
The Pause Elf     170
Best Practices     173
Heroes     176
It's in the Air     178
My Mantra     180
Flying Values     183
What's Different?     186
Recommended Resources     189
Index     191
About the Author     194
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