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The Emotional Intelligence Activity Book

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We've all heard of ""IQ""...but what's ""EQ?"" It's ""Emotional Quotient"" (aka Emotional Intelligence), and experts say that EQ is a greater predictor of success at work than IQ. Companies are increasingly looking for ways to motivate and develop their employees' emotional intelligence. This book presents trainers and coaches with 50 innovative exercises to be used for either individuals or groups.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Champion or Chump
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 1
  3. Importance Meter
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 2
  4. Adding Fuel to the Importance Meter
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 3
  5. Rank Order Your Employees
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 4
  6. Ask for Feedback
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 5
  7. Picture Yourself
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 6
  8. Personality Contest
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 7
  9. Music of Our Workplace
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 8
  10. Coming Through
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 9
  11. Open and Friendly Versus Friendship
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 10
  12. Listening Habits
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise #11
  13. Genuine Listening
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR COACH/TRAINER
  14. Tuning in to Our Employees
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 13
  15. I Was Appreciated
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 14
  16. A Grateful Heart
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR THE COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 15
  17. Gifts
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. Risk/Difficulty
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR THE COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 16
  18. Yes,But...
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR THE COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 17
  19. Common Mistakes with Gratitude
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR THE COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 18
  20. A Note of Thanks
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR THE COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 19
  21. Dumped On
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR THE COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 20
  22. Doing a Fair Share
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR THE COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 21
  23. The Boss's Fair Share
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR THE COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 22
  24. Action/Reaction
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR THE COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 23
  25. Take a Stand
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR THE COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 24
  26. I Value, We Value
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR THE COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 25
  27. Contribution Spirit Killers
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR THE COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 26
  28. You Expect Me to What?
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR THE COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 27
  29. Great Vision
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR THE COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 28
  30. My Vision
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR THE COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 29
  31. Inspiring Words
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR THE COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 30
  32. Sharing Your Vision
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR THE COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 31
  33. Who Invents?
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 32
  34. Visions Apply to People Too
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 33
  35. Vision Spirit Killers
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 34
  36. Advice From the Pros
    1. EQ TARGE
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 35
  37. Working Toward the Vision
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 36
  38. Advice From Employees
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR COACH/TRAINER
  39. Today's Actions Toward the Vision
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR COACH/TRAINER
  40. Fuel the Vision
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 39
  41. Picture Yourself
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 40
  42. Lessons From Low Points/High Points
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 41
  43. It's My Show
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 42
  44. Interior Power
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 43
  45. Control and Empowerment
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 44
  46. Steps for Growth
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 45
  47. Spirit Killers That Stunt Your Growth
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 46
  48. Your Most Inspired Self
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 47
  49. Your Leadership Coat of Arms
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 48
  50. More Reflections
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR COACH/TRAINER
    7. Emotional Intelligence Exercise 49
  51. The Power of Pictures
    1. EQ TARGET
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. ESTIMATED TIME
    4. MATERIALS
    5. RISK/DIFFICULTY
    6. COACHING TIPS FOR COACH/TRAINER
  52. What Is Emotional Intelligence?
    1. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE—A WORKING DEFINITION
    2. THE EQ FRAMEWORK
  53. A Coach's/Trainer's Guide to Helping Leaders Improve Emotional Intelligence
  54. How to Use This Guide and How Not to Use It
  55. A Guide to the 50 Emotional Intelligence Activities
  56. Suggested Training Formats
    1. FORMAT A—INTRODUCTION TO EQ—1/2 DAY
    2. FORMAT B—EQ ESSENTIALS—1 DAY
    3. FORMAT C—EQ STRATEGIES—2 DAYS
  57. Additional Ideas
    1. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES FOR DEVELOPING COMMUNICATION SKILLS
    2. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES FOR DEVELOPING TEAM BUILDING
    3. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES FOR DEVELOPING INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
    4. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES FOR DEVELOPING LEADERS/MANAGERS/SUPERVISORS ONLY
  58. Recommended Resources