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The Amazing Impact of Emotional Intelligence
Episode 1322nd December 2021 • IMPACTability: The Nonprofit Leaders' Podcast • Soukup Strategic Solutions
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Teamwork makes the dream work. There’s no “I” in “team,” let’s work together. You’ve heard all of the “go team” sayings before, but what about the meaning behind them? After all, teamwork DOES make the dream work, but that’s only if the entire team is on the same page. Once everyone is working together for the common good, how do you keep everyone motivated? What are some ways that managers could improve their emotional intelligence? These are some heavy questions, and to help us get our teams organized and working together is our guest Lisa Gruenloh.

Lisa is a certified professional coach and emotional intelligence coach who has held leadership positions in a variety of corporate, government, advocacy and consulting organizations throughout the country. Lisa has worked on Capitol Hill, as director of communications and a spokesperson to a U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, and federal agency Board member. She held management roles at some of the nation’s top PR firms. She is also the founder and president of Purpose Journey Consulting, Training, and Coaching.

In this episode you'll discover:

What is the definitions of emotional intelligence? 01:48

Why is emotional intelligence important to a nonprofit? 02:55

What are some ways to get multiple teams to work together? 04:23

Is there such a thing as productive conflict? 05:37

The role of emotional intelligence in fundraising 08:44

An example where changes in emotional intelligence led to nonprofit success 13:35

What are some ways to get better at managing emotions? 16:54

What is one thing a manager can do to improve their emotional intelligence? 19:08

Coaches corner question - What is "Founders Syndrome" and how do we know we have it? 21:37

This podcast comes to you from IMPACTability® powered by Soukup Strategic Solutions.

IMPACTability® is an online coaching program that helps nonprofit leaders maximize their impact. With Impact Coaches, nonprofit leaders can achieve career goals and have a greater impact on the world around them. Impact Coaches will help you address real-world challenges that you experience in your own nonprofit. By focusing on your strengths as a leader, Impact Coaches can help you apply your knowledge and skills to have a greater impact.

Nonprofit Coaching: (Learn more about IMPACTability® and how to work with a nonprofit coach).

Soukup Strategic Solutions, Inc. was founded in 2012 by the company’s president, Sheryl Soukup, to provide nonprofit organizations with expertise in fundraising and nonprofit management. The company offers consulting, coaching, and full-service grant writing, marketing, donor database management, strategic planning, and much more.

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