Book description
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, easytouse 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 employees:
* 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.
Table of contents
 Copyright
 Acknowledgments
 Introduction
 1. A Guide to the 50 Activities
 2. What You’ll See for Each Activity
 3. How to Use This Book
 4. For the Leader

5. The Activities
 EQ 1. Mood Check
 EQ 2. I Can Top That
 EQ 3. Lead Balloons
 EQ 4. When Things Go Wrong—Our Team M.O.
 EQ 5. Helium Balloons
 EQ 6. Hair Triggers or Hot Buttons
 EQ 7. Spirit Killers
 EQ 8. UP
 EQ 9. Strung Tight—Understanding M.O.s During High Stress
 EQ 10. Team Trophies
 EQ 11. Thank You for the Gifts
 EQ 12. Who Said That?
 EQ 13. Choir Director
 EQ 14. Five Team Strengths—A 360 Assessment
 EQ 15. Five Team Weaknesses—A 360 Assessment
 EQ 16. Speak Up
 EQ 17. Keep Your Eye on the Eye
 EQ 18. My Dirty Dozen
 EQ 19. Search Warrants for the Dirty Dozen
 EQ 20. PFAT SelfScan
 EQ 21. PFAT Group Scan
 EQ 22. People and Perceptions
 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
 About the Author
Product information
 Title: Quick Emotional Intelligence Activities for Busy Managers: 50 Team Exercises That Get Results in Just 15 Minutes
 Author(s):
 Release date: January 2007
 Publisher(s): AMACOM
 ISBN: None
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