Did you know that Emotional Intelligence (EI) training can reduce the number of physical workplace injuries?
It’s true: in 2018 an international organization provided EI training and then compared lost-time injuries that year to the year prior.
The results were shocking! After EI training:
- Lost-time injuries were reduced by a whopping 86%
- Other injuries were reduced by almost 20%
- Unsafe acts were reduced by 10%
- Instances of unsafe conditions were reduced by 22%
- There were no fatalities recorded before/after EI training
When it comes to elevating your safety game, learning to lead with EI will take you from simply managing your safety program to providing strong safety leadership in the workplace.
Emotional Intelligence Defined
Father of EI research Daniel Goleman defines EI as “recognizing, understanding, and managing our own emotions and those of others.” Why would we want to do this? According to Goleman, managing emotion is important when we are in high-pressure situations, such as:
- Giving and receiving feedback
- Meeting tight deadlines
- Dealing with challenging relationships
- Not having enough resources
- Navigating change
- Working through setbacks and failure
What do these high-pressure situations have in common with workplace safety management? These are all situations that safety leaders find themselves in all the time.
Time to Elevate your Game with Operations Kickstart’s Leading with Emotional Intelligence
BEST Safety Training is partnering with Operations Kickstart to offer you an unparalleled EI program experience. Unlike other providers, Operations Kickstart’s program is an intensive, spaced-learning multi-module learning experience that will provide all of the EI and leadership skills that you need to elevate your safety leadership!
Operations Kickstart asks a simple question: How do you show up? The answer is up to you. The goal of Operations Kickstart’s Leading with Emotional Intelligence program is to give you customized data by measuring your observable behaviours. When you apply this feedback, you have the power to improve your team’s performance, reduce workplace injuries, and build a stronger safety culture!
Leading with Emotional Intelligence: What’s Included
Much like Best Safety Training’s distance learning model, Operations Kickstart’s EI program offers six two-hour instructor-led live facilitation sessions, plus additional opening and closing sessions. They keep it engaging by including breakout rooms, polls, quizzes, videos, chats, and more! Each session is highly interactive.
Module titles include:
In addition to great live virtual sessions, you’ll receive:
- Two Genos Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Assessments – provided during the program to turn feedback into action. (Available digitally or via one-on-one coaching debrief)
- A digital workbook to support notetaking, and doubles as a reference manual after the program is finished.
Get a Head Start!
Do you want to start leading with emotional intelligence before you start the Operations Kickstart Leading with Emotional Intelligence Program? Check out these five easy tips that you can implement starting today!
- Name your feelings: commit to recognizing when you’re experiencing an emotional response. Stop. Take pause. Take a deep breath and think: what am I feeling? Having the ability to recognize frustration, fear, anger, sadness, and so on is one of the key core skills of developing emotional intelligence
- Gain perspective on the subjective: Remember that your own emotions and those of others are never wrong. Each person’s emotions are a result of their perception of the event or situation, and perception is unique to each individual.
- Lean in: When you recognize, feel, and name an emotion, lean into it, and allow yourself to feel it without shame or embarrassment. Your feelings are valid.
- Let go of the perception of perfection: High performers ask for help when they need it, admit when they are wrong, have tough conversations when necessary, and are accountability all-stars. They let go of the need to be perfect.
- Learn to Listen: Emotional Intelligence isn’t just about managing your feelings, but also about managing those of others. Sometimes people may not necessarily know how they feel, especially in emotionally charged situations. To help, it’s important to listen. What are they saying? What aren’t they saying? Listening will enable you to “hear” between the lines.
Introductory Offer – $1950.00 + HST per person
Not Sure Where to Start? Best Safety Training Can Help
Are you ready to lead with emotional intelligence? Contact BEST Safety Training today! They’ll help you register.
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