The difference between a good and a great team:

The business dictionary describes the true definition of a team as: “A team becomes more than just a collection of people when a strong sense of mutual commitment create synergy, thus generating performance greater than the sum of the performance of its individual members.” It is this idea of mutuality, where something is shared and […]

The Five secrets of great teams

We all know that the sum of the parts is greater than the whole thanks to Aristotle. But there might be some things about teams that you didn’t know. These secrets could surprise, delight and remind you of the power of your team and its untapped potential.

Why Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is fundamental to building a high performing team

Emotional intelligence is defined by Goleman as the “capacity for recognising our own feelings and those of others, for motivating ourselves, and for managing emotions well in ourselves and in our relationships”. It is not Intellectual Intelligence (IQ), but is complementary to it.
People with high IQ don’t necessarily have high EQ and vice versa. The most significant difference is that EQ can be developed and tends to continue to develop until after retirement – whereas IQ typically peaks around 17 years old.