About Julia Dranov

Julia is a Consultant on the Organizational Effectiveness team based in our New York office. As an organizational psychologist and certified EQ-i administrator, she helps counsel teams on emotional intelligence, employee engagement, mitigating bias, team effectiveness, resilience and more. She is actively involved with our internal Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and CSR initiatives. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, fitness, and outdoors adventures. You can follow Julia on Twitter @JuliaDranov.

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Using Emotional Intelligence to Take Your Business to New Heights

As an organizational effectiveness consultant, I often encounter people at cocktail parties who have never heard of organizational psychology and can’t imagine what it is I do all day. When I begin to explain, a frequent response is to jokingly ask me to come in and help “fix” their company – often referring to misguided strategy, poor processes or not enough focus on engaging and developing talent. These are common yet complex problems at organizations. Studying emotional intelligence (or EQ) over the last couple of years has illuminated for me that a lack of EQ plays a sizable role in each of these common organizational problems. Developing better EQ can allow leaders and organizations to take their business to new heights.

Here are three ways heightened emotional intelligence can elevate your brand:

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Quick Tips to Boost Your Work EQ

Think about your week at work. Have you struggled with any of the following?

Making a tough decision
Finding time to care for yourself while also tending to your team and/or client
Dealing with an interpersonal conflict
Losing some sense of control
Meeting a deadline
Making a mistake

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Your Best Just Got Better

Your Best Just Got Better

All of us strive to get the most out of each workday and do our best work despite countless interruptions. We struggle to truly focus on each independent task because of the immense pressure we feel to achieve as much as possible while battling both personal and professional challenges. To help people address these pressures, find meaning and reach their full potential, executive coach and global speaker Jason Womack wrote Your Best Just Got Better aiming to inspire all of us to be the best versions of ourselves. Womack identifies four key ingredients that can help us reach our full potential:

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