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What Does Workplace Performance Have to do with Resilience?

Resilience plays a significant role in the overall well-bing, job satisfaction, and performance of the individual in the workplace. The constructs that make up resilience will show to be highly correlated with many of the constructs of EI and Religiosity.

Resiliency is defined as being “conceptualized as involving affective, cognitive, and behavioral self-regulatory processes that can help restore optimal functioning and allow for adaptation after a significant adverse workplace event or experience.” (McLarnon & Rothstein, 2013, p. 64).

The idea is for the individual to be able to bounce back to the state of positive outcomes and well-being as they were prior to being part of any conflict, adversity, or failure. The primary research question asks if the Workplace Resilience Inventory (WRI), exhibit substantial relations with essential well-being criteria, such as perceived stress, depression, and satisfaction with life. The purpose of the study was to research and develop an enhanced psychometrically validated instrument of resilience in the workplace. The author notes the gaps to be such that WRI may be successful in explaining, describing and predicting, but there are aspects …

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How Do We Remain “Spiritually Whole” In The Workplace?

Henry Ford asked “Why is it that I always get a whole person, when what I really want is a pair of hands?”  In the book Spiritual Inc., by Lake Labbert (2009), he echoes the comment by Ford contrasting the statement by saying that because a company gets the whole person, now the company will be given a soul.

In my personal and professional life, I deal with executive leaders as well as shop-floor employees that share with me that it is almost impossible to remain whole in their faith from a spiritual and/or religious point. Although most employees are being suppressed (intrinsically and extrinsically), individuals do indeed want to bring their whole selves to work every day. Not just the hard skilled talents but the soft skills and emotions that allow for both spirituality and business.  Most people depend on their belief system (religion/spirituality) in order to be creative from a true conscious that only their spirituality can bring to the table.

Does this …

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Team “Work” vs. Teamwork?

Part of being a T.E.A.M. is to collectively as a “growing” team, is to encourage others to quickly grow into a synergistic mindfulness of the T.E.A.M.’s mission, goals, and objectives.

Together, Everyone does Achieve More!

Promote Team “Work”: Simply lead, follow, or get out of the way. Teamwork is amazing when you can share the load, share the pleasures, share the learning, share the setbacks, and share the celebration of wins together. Don’t try carrying the load yourself, you will eventually burn out and become tired in your passion and weak in your deliverances. Notice the signs in advance.

Teamwork… share the Love, but also share the Crap

Work As A Team

This concept works hand-in-hand with delegating and asking for help. Although giving up responsibilities is a scary thought for some, it is an invaluable method to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of larger, more complicated tasks and goals. Tasks such as planning a wedding for 200 people, building a house, doing a fundraiser, putting on a weekend camping trip for 30 kids, or organizing a 10k road race to support …

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Emotional Intelligence Epistemology & Biological Psychology

Biological Psychology emphasizes the relationship between brain and behavior. The role of genetic, neural, and hormonal physiological processes in sensation, perception, motivation, and learning are key to developing, sustaining emotional intelligence.

Emotional Intelligence Epistemology is the theory of EI knowledge with regard to its methods, validity, and scope.  EI Epistemology can be seen as the investigation of what distinguishes justified EI belief from EI opinion.

We have studied a great deal about how humans process and know information. However, “understanding and “knowing” and  are not necessarily the same.

Does knowing the sensory neuronal activity that occurs when we hug someone mean that we understand how we transfer meaning to that behavior?

Thanks for engaging! ~ Jon

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