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Attention, passionate team builders!

Are you tired of witnessing teams struggle to cultivate a cohesive and inspiring culture? Do you find yourself navigating through a maze of disjointed efforts, unsure of how to truly connect and engage team members? As a coach or consultant, you understand the critical role that team culture plays in driving success and fulfilment. But finding the right tools and approaches to create a meaningful impact can be a daunting task. That's why we're excited to introduce you to a transformative solution that will revolutionise your approach to team building: The ECD Online Masterclass.

Introducing the ECD Online Masterclass Course, your guiding light in building a thriving emotional culture within your team. It's time to unlock the potential of your team and foster an environment where everyone can thrive.

In this immersive online course, you'll delve into The Emotional Culture Deck (ECD) and its associated tools, equipping yourself with practical...

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The Science Behind Emotional Culture: Why the Emotional Culture Deck is a Game-Changer for Organisations

emotional culture Apr 25, 2023

For even the most cynical and rational individuals, understanding and addressing emotional culture in the workplace is essential for success. Research has shown that emotional culture influences employee satisfaction, burnout, absenteeism, teamwork, and financial performance. The Emotional Culture Deck, a powerful and innovative tool, can help you tap into this often-overlooked aspect of organisational culture. Read on to learn about the research-backed benefits of using The Emotional Culture Deck in your organisation.

The Impact of Emotional Culture on Employee Satisfaction

Numerous studies have established a strong connection between emotional culture and employee satisfaction. When employees feel valued, supported, and understood, they are more likely to be satisfied with their jobs. The Emotional Culture Deck fosters open conversations about emotions, helping to create a workplace environment where employees feel heard and acknowledged. This heightened satisfaction can lead to...

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Let’s flip what the world feels

emotional culture deck Apr 16, 2023

Sanely simple. Incredibly powerful.

Emotions drive life’s experiences. They can inspire and embolden people to push their limits or crush confidence and motivation, leading them to languish. Resolved, they are a marvellous force for good. Unresolved, they damage and vandalise human potential.

From workplaces to private lives, from where people earn to how they earn, mastering the “F-word" is truly a life skill.

Emotions can change the relationships humans have (with ourselves and others), the cultures we work in and the vocations we pursue. Understanding and tapping into everything that emotions can mean and do motivated riders&elephants, makers of the world’s leading prompted conversation starters, to develop The Emotional Culture Deck.

It remains our most popular offering. Today, over 400,000 people in 60+ countries around the world look to our simple and powerful card deck to change the world around them.

Emotional journeys.

As a company, we champion...

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The power of emotions in childcare: Goodstart Early Learning's success story

Uncategorized Apr 16, 2023

Goodstart Early Learning, Australia's largest not-for-profit childcare provider, is changing the way their teams work by focusing on emotions. 

Using The Emotional Culture Deck, the teams have transformed their work environment into a safe space, which is particularly important for educators in lower socioeconomic areas. By creating a culture where talking about emotions is okay, the teams have won a National Safety Award and reduced safety incidents in their centres.

Read this article from the F Word Magazine to learn how Goodstart Early Learning uses The ECD to create positive change in their workplaces.

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Increasing Popularity of The ECD in Education

Uncategorized Mar 30, 2023

The Emotional Culture Deck has been gaining traction in the education sector, with more and more people, teachers, schools and universities using it for various purposes within education. It's exciting to see its potential being recognised and tapped into by educators and students alike.

Here's what we've learned so far about using The ECD in education and the game's potential for transforming education.

Changing the Core Question

One of the most liberating things about the game is that it has two core questions: "What do we want our people to feel?" and "What do I want to feel?" However, for educators, the core question becomes "How do you want your students to feel?" This changes the entire dynamic of the game and makes it relevant to education.

Using the Game to Improve School Culture

When using the game in schools, the core question can be changed to "How do we want the emotional culture of our school to be?" or "How do we want the environment of our school to feel?"...

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Onboarding Success: Transform Your Organisation's Onboarding Experience with The ECD.

ecd ecd activity Mar 29, 2023

The Emotional Culture Deck can be used to stimulate meaningful discussions among leaders. Asking the question, "How do you want people to feel and not feel when they join your organisation?" can profoundly impact defining an effective onboarding strategy.

Here's why this question is so powerful:

  1. Encourages empathy: By asking this question, leaders are prompted to put themselves in the shoes of new employees, fostering an empathetic mindset. They'll start to appreciate the emotional needs of their people and create a welcoming onboarding process that caters to those needs.

  2. Prioritises emotional well-being: This question makes it clear that emotions count in our workplace. It underscores the importance of emotional well-being. Leaders who understand the significance of emotional well-being are more likely to create a positive work environment that supports employee engagement and satisfaction.

  3. Clarifies expectations: The question encourages leaders to...

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Facilitating F-Word Conversations with Jeremy Dean [Podcast]

jeremy dean podcast Mar 17, 2023

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Emotions are messy — they’re big, powerful, and changeable. Facts and data are much more palatable — they’re truths and we can discuss our use of them.

But if an organisation is so focused on cognitive culture, they end up neglecting emotional culture. And that’s a sure path towards burnout, resentment, and employee turnover.

Cognitive culture is easy to default to, so how can organisations get comfortable with the discomfort of building a more emotional culture? Jeremy Dean has plenty of ideas — and a deck of cards to help any group navigate the process.

Find out about

  • Why we need to be brave to share our emotions at work — and why it’s worth the risk
  • How prioritising simplicity helps people get in touch with their emotions in unfamiliar spaces
  • What happens when we label our emotions with positive and negative language
  • How to facilitate daring conversations at work
  • Why we should celebrate the person who...
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[REGISTER] Wellington, NZ: ECD Emotional Leadership Workshop. In-person.

For Leaders who care about humanising the workplace.

"This workshop is a 'must do' for anyone in a leadership or People & Culture role. The beauty of it is in the simplicity of its execution; anyone can facilitate this with their teams. It is the 'Swiss army knife' of people and performance tools."

This half-day event is a must-have addition to your leadership development toolkit. Implement what you learn straight away, literally 'out of the box'. Come and have a play!

Come learn the most valuable skills, behaviours and more that leaders need to succeed.

Transform the way you:

  • Lead yourself
  • Lead your teams
  • Lead your stakeholders & clients

So many of us don’t have the tools to support the lasting changes we seek in our organisations or...

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The secret to a positive and productive team culture: Emotion Culture Crafting

emotional culture Feb 21, 2023

I recently stumbled across a summary of an upcoming research paper, "How Should We Feel?: Emotion Culture Crafting and its Influence on Team Process and Viability" written by Elizabeth Wolf, Jacob Levitt & Sigal Barsade, that examines the effects of Emotion Culture Crafting on team processes and viability. 

The paper defines Emotion Culture as "deep basic assumptions, values and norms a social unit has about which emotions they should – or should not – express as they work together." The research argues that emotion culture crafting, which is the process of proactively designing and adjusting emotional norms for a group, is beneficial for teams as it improves psychological safety, mood, engagement, teamwork and team viability.

The study was conducted with 133 four-person teams in a laboratory setting, with teams either engaging in emotion culture crafting or a control condition. Results showed that teams that engaged in emotion culture crafting...

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ECD Online Masterclass Registrations Open Now

Uncategorized Feb 06, 2023

Click here to register for our ECD Online Masterclass

Registrations are only open for two weeks – closing Feb 22.

Join The ECD Online Masterclass and learn how to build a strong emotional culture that leads to overall business success using The Emotional Culture Deck

ECD Masterclass Course Details:

  • Course Fee: 389 USD (includes The ECD Solo Pack Value 99 USD)
  • Course Start Date: 1st March
  • Course Access: You have 90-days of access to the Masterclass Course
  • Course Commitment: 4-5 hours of self-paced online video learning.
  • Course Syllabus: Download The Masterclass Course Syllabus – Click here >


Breaking the Mould: The Urgency of Embracing Emotions in the Workplace


As human beings, emotions play an integral role in our daily lives, both in and out of the workplace. Research shows that emotional culture can significantly impact the workplace, influencing factors such as job satisfaction, motivation, teamwork, productivity, and turnover. 


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