Season 5 Episode 5: Emotional Intelligence — Part 2 (Tips)

Season 5 Episode 5: Emotional Intelligence — Part 2 (Tips). Eggs lined up with different faces of dread, anguish, fear, and some are even wearing hats. One egg is wearing a golden cowboy hat smiling and winking. Odd to do when the rest have such fearful faces.
Season 5 Episode 5: Emotional Intelligence — Part 2 (Tips)

In Part 2 of this series on Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Jason Barger shares tips and best practices for how leaders, teams, and organizations strengthen their EQ. In a world where much feels out of our control, our awareness and response are critical in leadership and culture-shaping.

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1:47 – Jason introduces Season 5 episode 5 of the podcast, Emotional Intelligence — Part 2 (Tips). Welcome back to the podcast on corporate culture and leadership and thank you for listening. We engage thought leaders like CEOs, CFOs, managers, VPs, directors, and more for this podcast. We wish to create content that engages your mind and heart and allows you to step back and think and add some positivity to your life. We deep dive into today’s topic.

3:05 – We can’t control everything but what we can control is our response. Still a lot of work to do but wanted to remind the audience what is within our control is the temperature we create in the organizations and teams we work with. If you have a suggestion, please send it to

3:32 – Please leave a review for the podcast It really helps the podcast to spread these messages out into the world. Please share this podcast with your organization, on your team, or in your life to help spread these messages. Thank you!

4:12 – We have been talking about a series Navigating “the future of work” as leaders are managing the transition “back to work” in a physical space and alongside virtual work. Listen to Part I and the Future of Work. Check out the big shift and The Great Resignation episode PART II here. 

6:04 – In the last episode, Emotional Intelligence Part I, we spoke about what is emotional intelligence and the important factors that describe what we are all dealing with as leaders in this space.

Employees that are engaged are 2-5x more likely to hit their targets

7:00 – Today in a two-part series talking about emotional intelligence or Emotional IQ. It has always been important but now especially. The work cultures that are focusing on emotional IQ are thriving. We are all taking part of the BIG SHIFT in working and work culture. Jason dives into today’s topic in part 2 of Emotional Intelligence. Some of the top tips for leaders and organizations to best understand and utilize emotional intelligence in their organization.

9:55 – Emotional intelligence is significant because we are all human beings and we all need this in our lives. Not to mention there is a return on investment. Employees that are engaged are 2-5x more likely to hit their targets. People are looking for a more meaningful work culture. Jason shares some insights on how leaders can achieve this.

13:43 – Jason shares some tips for leaders in order to improve on their own emotional intelligence. 1. Build your awareness, of self and other people. Jason mentions some tools that can help with this including strengths finder, awareness tools, and how you work within your organization. Contact Jason to help with your organization today.

17:422. The best places enter into a lot of dialogue. Listen to this episode to get the difference between discussion and dialogue. What does it look like to be successful when you collaborate with me? Many organizations do not have that discussion but it is important. An example of what could be said is something like, “Here are some tips when you collaborate with me that set us up for success.”

19:58 – We have to celebrate wins! So often we don’t and we all need to know that we have used our strengths that added value and contributed to the culture that we want more of. Catch yourself doing it well. We also have to identify opportunities. Where are opportunities to strengthen and improve our behavior? What would we do differently next time? Celebrate wins and identify opportunities.

Questions to Ponder

  1. What do you naturally do well? When do you feel like your behaviors and your responses are in alignment with your values?
  2. What do your teammates do naturally well? When are they at their best?
  3. What are you doing together to build your awareness and your proactive response together?

Remember, the best leaders, teams, & cultures stimulate progress by recalibrating their thermostat together.

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Conversations and micro-thoughts to engage your mind and heart.

A thermostat is proactive. It sets the temperature in a room. Controls the temperature. Regulates the temperature. But in today’s distracted, fast-paced and digital world, it’s easy for individuals and organizations to act more like thermometers, slipping into reactionary thinking, becoming scattered and inconsistent. The most compelling leaders, teams, organizations, families, or collection of humans of any kind operate in thermostat mode. They calibrate their mind and heart to set the temperature for the vision and culture they want to create. Jason Barger, globally celebrated author, keynote speaker, and founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting, is the host of The Thermostat, a podcast journey to discover authentic leadership, create compelling cultures and find clarity of mission, vision, and values.