Lunch and Learn with Lindsay – Issue 109 – Emotional Intelligence and Motivation

Welcome to the fourth in this series covering Emotional Intelligence (EI).

We’ve already covered two of the 5 domains that make up Emotional Intelligence – namely Self Awareness and Self Regulation. 

In this issue we’re going to consider Motivation and what you can do to improve your EI in this domain.


Motivation is all about working consistently towards your goals and maintaining quality in your work.

1.  Make sure the goals you set (for yourself and your team) are energising and exciting. 

2.  Familiarise yourself with Locke & Latham’s Goal Setting Theory here. 

3.  Use motivational language as detailed in my archive Lunch N Learn here. Think Tigger rather than Eeyore (and read Winnie the Pooh with adult eyes – soooo insightful!)

4.  Make your goals SMARTER as detailed in my archive blog post here.

5.  Use creative visualisation as a powerful mindset tool.  You can read more on this here.



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