When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into what many people had always assumed was the sole source of success—IQ.
According to Kevin Kniffin, Ph.D, a professor and researcher at Cornell:
“To increase cooperation, teams could regularly play happy music during meetings or brainstorming sessions, a simpler and cost-effective alternative to traditional team-building exercises and off-site retreats. Although there’s more research to be done, music represents a potentially valuable and inexpensive channel for improving performance in environments where cooperation is prized.”
Even in the startup world, where a talent gap means tech employees are in high demand, a solid resume is no guarantee of employment. Why? Because personality, cultural fit, and first impressions matter. The interview is your first and possibly only opportunity to stand out. It’s your chance to show an employer all the virtues that differentiate you.
Every smart leader today understands the value of a highly trained and skilled workforce that can deliver a significant competitive advantage to the organization. Many traditional organizations too often focus only on younger workers, not understanding that the value mature workers bring is more important than ever.
Mature workers bring experience, industry and company-specific knowledge, as well as a highly developed professional network. They can be among the workforce’s most experienced, skillful and reliable contributors. However, many leaders don’t truly appreciate older workers’ value and, . . .