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How to spot a workplace bully

Workplace bullying is not a new concept but thanks to remote work, experts have warned it’s only going to become more prevalent. Research by the University of South Australia found two-thirds of Australians experience bullying and it’s costing Australian organisations up to an estimated $36 billion per year.

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While IQ is unquestionably the better predictor of job performance and career success across all jobs and careers ......... emotional intelligence was the stronger predictor of success. Those with high emotional intelligence tended to be more successful as business leaders and enjoy success than in more typical jobs and careers.”

Ernest O’Boyle, Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship and the Dale M. Coleman Chair in Management, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University (January 2021)

Over 80% of organisations keen to replace traditional disciplinary and grievance procedures

In a recent survey conducted by the TCM Group, the UK’s leading provider of resolution in the workplace, 60% of respondents stated that COVID-19 had made it harder to resolve issues of conflict at work. Overall 83% of respondents expressed interested in replacing their traditional grievance and disciplinary procedures with a new overarching framework. (February 2021)

Why are LGBT+ employees still more likely to be involved in workplace conflict?

New CIPD research suggests that more than four in 10 LGBT+ employees have experienced workplace conflict in the past year. This compares with a figure of 29% for heterosexual employees also taking part in the CIPD’s UK Working Lives survey. (February 2021)

Why moral leadership matters now more than ever

The new State of Moral Leadership Report, which includes data from 1,500 individuals working in business and highlights the critical role moral leadership can play within organizations. The report provides further evidence of the imperative for moral leadership. Leaders can no longer hope to scale shareholder value without scaling shared values. Mission and margin, profit and principle, success and significance are now inextricably linked.

How to develop emotional intelligence in the workplace

As a leader, the key to solving conflicts is to embrace them. Developing these four EI skills can help leaders unlock the potential for swift conflict management, connectivity and trust among teams and overall understanding in the workplace.