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Emotional intelligence: navigating today’s leadership challenges

Radical resilience: TAG president calls for less of the same

The new president of the Local Government Technical Advisers Group (LGTAG) began his premiership this month with a call for radical resilience, tapping into a restlessness in the highways sector and a need, let alone a desire, to end the ‘we have always done it this way culture’….

 

Global treaty to take aim at workplace harassment

LONDON, May 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Governments, employers and workers are meeting in Geneva this week to work on the first international convention against workplace harassment after the #MeToo campaign thrust the issue into the global spotlight.

About 235 million women in more than a third of the world’s countries are not currently covered by laws against sexual harassment at work, according to a 2017 study by the UCLA’s World Policy Analysis Center in the United States.

Now the International Labour Organization (ILO) hopes to change that. The United Nations agency is hosting discussions on a treaty to end “violence and harassment in the world of work” at its annual meeting this week.

Glen Tarman, head of global advocacy at the charity CARE International, said the treaty would support some of the world’s most marginalised women, working in agriculture, garment production and domestic work….

 

Emotional intelligence: navigating today’s leadership challenges

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“The key to resilience is being able to understand and manage our own emotions.”

Leaders who are great at coping under normal conditions are sometimes not best equipped to cope with adversity.

Unfortunately, leading organisations in today’s business climate means that adversity is never far away. That means we need resilient leaders, who can bounce back and respond effectively to difficult and arduous circumstances.

The key to resilience is being able to understand and manage our own emotions. As we know, there has been considerable growth in the field of Emotional Intelligence (EI) at work since the 1990s.

There are a number of key reasons for this, not least the neurological evidence on the importance of emotions for effective leadership – for clear thinking, decision-making and effective behaviour…

 

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