Most of us have worked for a leader who created an environment that made turning up to work miserable and a chore. You probably know someone who, or maybe you've even quit a job because of the manager or leader. The plague of the emotionally unaware leader is rife across the globe. So much of the poor leadership we experience is because leaders lack emotional self-awareness and fail to understand how their mood affects the people they lead.
This phenomenon is known as Emotional contagion. Where one person's emotions directly influence those of others. “Emotions travel from person to person like a virus," says Wharton management professor Sigal Barsade, the pioneer of the field of research on the affective revolution, the study of how people and organisations are inevitably affected by the emotions of those around them.
Emotional contagion has a significant impact on the performance of a...
The ECD has become a philosophy for how we work and live. It stands against leaders and individuals who treat others like a resource or data point. It stands against those who intentionally and unintentionally suppress people in their environments. It stands against top-down authority and leadership. It stands against exclusion.
Instead, The ECD stands for people being able to speak their truth. It stands for people being able to express themselves. It stands for connection. It stands for giving people space to be heard.
I believe wholeheartedly in our mission to humanise the workplace. More than ever, people need permission and the tools to express themselves and tap their emotions to challenge and shift behaviours.
But it's not possible to do this alone.
I've received hundreds and...
Congratulations to everyone for graduating from the September Cohort of our ECD Online Masterclass and becoming Qualified Practitioners, AKA Elephant Riders!
You have all consistently and generously shown up to put in the effort and grow over the past 90 days. We're so excited to see how you continue to humanise the places we work in the future.
We now have 1022 Elephant Riders in 37 countries around the world
Thank you for joining us, Elephant Riders! You are just at the beginning. As we continue to build the world's leading community of Emotional Culture Experts, we are thankful and inspired by your generosity and curiosity.
And a big thanks to our inspiring and dedicated team of Elephant Rider Mentors, Lotty Roberts, Steven Hargreaves and Lorissa Garcia, who have continued to experiment and push the limits of what is possible, sharing their insights generously with us as well as supporting the growth, connection, and development of other Elephant Riders in...
Welcome to The F Word Magazine – Elephant Rider Year In Review 2022. R&E's mission is to humanise the workplace by getting people talking. We flip the conversations leaders, and people can have around culture, performance, experiences, and wellbeing. We give leaders a simple, proven, structured, innovative way to emotionally connect with their teams. And we give people the language they need to make that happen.
Over the past three years, our Elephant Rider Community has grown to over 1000 riders in 37 countries. This year we are excited to share a selection of Elephant Rider Stories and ECD Bright Spots from within our Community.
The F-Word Magazine showcases ECD stories and bright spots that give readers an insight into our Elephant Rider Community and their work to humanise the places we work.
Today, our community officially reached 1,000 Elephant Riders. That means 1000 people have completed The Emotional Culture Deck Masterclass.
We now have ECD Practitioners & ECD Certified Consultants in 36 countries around the globe .
It's humbling to say you'll find Elephant Riders in: New Zealand, Australia, England, Canada, United States, Singapore, Switzerland, Columbia, Oman, UAE, Germany, Romania, Ireland, Netherlands, Croatia, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, India, South Africa, Portugal, Slovenia, Finland, Norway, Malaysia, Mauritius, Hungary, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Spain, Italy, Jordan, South Korea, France, Ghana, Hong Kong, and Philippines.
The ECD is so much more than a deck of cards.
We've unexpectedly built a global community of the most human and empathetic leaders on the planet.
Thank you to every single one of our Elephant Riders for joining us on our mission to humanise the workplace.
All of you leapt into the unknown, faced your...
Our next ECD Online Masterclass Cohort opens on March 1st, 2023. Join the waitlist now, so you don't miss out on a spot and our special BUY ONE, GIFT ONE early bird offer when registrations open.
Here's what some of our latest Masterclass Cohort have had to say about The Masterclass...
This course is the course to end all naysayers of emotions do not belong in the workplace. I have heard that statement for years the reality is we are all human beings and we are made of a variety of emotions we experience on a daily basis that can change from moment to moment, from each interaction we experience, this course gives us the opportunity to not only know ourselves better but also the ability to know others, to build trust and rapport with each other and build real understanding and practice empathy which creates genuine connections with people. It is all about humanizing the workplace because...
TRANSFORMATION IS A DECISION OF THE HEART, NOT THE HEAD - such a beautiful and insightful POV from Jeremy Dean, founder of riders&elephants in New Zealand, in this latest episode of "Let Go & Lead" with Gagen MacDonald founder Maril Gagen MacDonald.
As Maril and Jeremy discuss, the conversation around EMOTIONS has been taboo in the workplace - but emotions drive every action and decision we make.
Such a great discussion and a real call-to-arms to more explicitly have long overdue conversations about emotions with your teams.
Watch the full onversation below.
Dr Jo Sinclair is an Anaesthetist with a career-long interest in doctors’ health and wellbeing. Since early 2020 she has been the Senior Medical Officer Wellbeing Lead at Counties Manukau Health, working with the Organisational Development Team, and is now one of two Interim Clinical Leads for Employee Wellbeing with Te Whatu Ora. She works to improve the wellbeing of healthcare workers at an organisational level, and leads several hospital-wide initiatives such as Schwartz Rounds, Stress First Aid and The Well-Being Index.
Jo has undertaken additional training in coaching and mentoring, critical incident stress management, and communication. She recently formed a small business with three medical colleagues, running wellbeing retreats for doctors, called Thriving in Medicine. Life outside of work is no less busy, with two active teens, two retired greyhounds and a long-suffering husband who is also a doctor.
Watch the case study below:
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