Game-Changing Research Collaboration Opportunity with Professor Michael Parke at Wharton Business School

Update from Jeremy originally posted in our Elephant Rider Community here >

How Our Community Shapes the Future of Emotional Culture

Hi everyone, I've got some exciting news to share! We're teaming up with Professor Michael Parke from Wharton for a special research project, and we're inviting you to be a part of it. We’ve been in discussion together since he came into our Community earlier this year to share his research on voicing negative emotions at work (see more here if you missed it)

What's this research all about? We're researching the impact of our ECD workshops (specifically affect labelling) on employees, their leaders and their teams.

Here's the scoop: To make this study happen, we need to work together as Elephant Riders to run a series of workshops over the next four months. We're aiming for a minimum of 100 participants across all workshops, whether that comes from many small teams or a few larger ones. This flexibility means whether you're working with a...

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Five Lessons Learned: From Emotional Intelligence to Emotional Engagement at Work

Uncategorized Mar 31, 2024

Written by and originally posted by Leo Castillo on LinkedIn >

In the last year, I’ve spent a lot of time and effort levelling up my mastery of emotional intelligence, partly because of my own personal experience, the certifications I’ve been building, and the work we do at Fearless Inc.

After working extensively on myself, leaders, teams, and organizations, I’ve come up with five insights where we can make emotional intelligence actionable, leading to what I call emotional engagement. Although a few are personal, this is really looking at how to create emotional engagement in the corporate world. 

I share these insights from my journey with the hope that you can also be emotionally engaged and make EQ actionable for you, too. Without further ado, here is what I've learned in this journey. 

Insight # 1 : Emotions are Strategic

When I discuss emotional intelligence with leaders I sometimes hear groans along the lines of “yeah I...

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The Profound Journey of The ECD Certified Consultant Course

From the moment you complete our ECD Masterclass Course and receive your initial Elephant Rider badge, you’re part of our warm and insightful communities. Elephant Riders (that's what we call the inspiring humans who become ECD Practitioners) are some of the most inspiring HR and Culture professionals, coaches, consultants, leaders, and managers on the planet. They each understand the power of unlocking and leveraging emotions in the workplace to create supportive and emotionally aware cultures and leaders. There are now over 1300 Elephant Riders in 42 countries.

A select few of these Elephant Riders have just completed an even more comprehensive and deep learning experience to fully embed The Emotional Culture Deck into their businesses, coaching, and leadership practices.

On March 1st, 10 inspiring leaders from within our community completed The ECD Certified Consultant Course and unlocked their Pro Elephant Rider Badges. Over the past nine...

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ECD Coaching Case – Elephant Rider Edition

elephant rider merch Mar 01, 2024

You asked, and we listened! And you get the first chance to secure it.

We’re so close to officially launching an exciting new addition to our Elephant Rider Toolkits—a specially designed case that promises to add style and attitude to the way you carry and present your ECDs. 

Get Yours – Only 20 Available– Elephant Riders Only

What's included when you buy:

  • The Case (with Elephant Rider Badge Badge)
  • x2 ECDs
  • x2 ECD Starter Toolkits
  • 99 USD, excluding shipping
  • Note your R&E Ambassador Discount does not apply to our Elephant Rider Merch.
  • Get yours here now >
  • We only have 20 available in this first release. 

Shipping is required to be paid by all customers.

Please note, if you're purchasing from a country other than New Zealand, you may be charged import duties on your purchase. Import duties are the responsibility of the purchaser. They vary from country to country.


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The ECD's Role in Uniting a New Healthcare Team

When a new team comes together in healthcare, it's a bit like ducks landing on a pond – all at once, a bit messy, and everyone trying to find their space. That's precisely what happened with a small group of healthcare professionals who, despite being newly formed, needed to quickly gel and work effectively together. This blog post shares their experience using The Emotional Culture Deck to build connections, share stories, and develop a deeper understanding of each other.

Discovering the Power of Connection

During their workshop, connection emerged as a vital theme. Every team member ranked it in their top five values, underscoring its importance in their day-to-day interactions and overall team cohesion. But what stood out wasn't just acknowledging connection as a key value; it was the process of exploring what it truly meant to each person. Team members explored how they experience connection, why it matters in their roles, and what can happen when it's missing....

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A Game-Changer for Workplaces: How The Emotional Culture Deck Opened My Eyes

- This blog is written in the words of one of our latest Masterclass Graduates.

Ever thought about how much our feelings affect our workdays? Well, after joining The Emotional Culture Deck Masterclass, I've started to see things differently. Here’s a peek into what I learned and why it feels like a game-changer for anyone, especially if you’re into making your workplace a better place.

Real Talk About Our Feelings

"The biggest takeaway for me was learning about how our own emotional state can impact our interactions with others." This hit home for me. It's all about knowing what we're feeling and managing those vibes so we can get along better with the folks we work with.

Making Work Feel Safer

Hearing about "creating an emotionally safe workplace" was a lightbulb moment. We've all been in spots where sharing how we really feel can be scary. Making a place where everyone can speak up about their feelings without worry? That's the dream.

We're All in This Together

What I...

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Top 10 Emotion Myths at Work - Debunked!

ecd masterclass emotions Feb 12, 2024

In these final moments, before we close registration, let’s address some crucial misunderstandings about emotions in the workplace Debunking these myths is at the heart of what our Masterclass will cover, providing you with the insights and tools to lead more effectively.

Myth 1: Emotions have no place in the workplace.

Myth 2: You shouldn't talk about your negative emotions.

Myth 3: Focusing on emotions reduces productivity.

Myth 4: Emotions make you appear a weak leader.

Myth 5: Professionalism means...

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Last Chance. The ECD Online Masterclass Closes Soon.

Uncategorized Feb 05, 2024

Unlock the Potential of The Emotional Culture Deck.

Embark on a journey to master the #1 game in the world for enhancing workplace culture. While The Emotional Culture Deck offers a glimpse into the transformative power of emotional intelligence in the workplace, our Online Masterclass Course propels you towards mastery.

This course is a powerful catalyst for immediate and lasting change in your consulting or coaching practice or organisation.

Enrol now >

Transformative Learning Experience

Dive into a meticulously crafted curriculum that balances insightful lessons with actionable strategies. Our Online Masterclass features:

  • Bite-Sized Lessons: Engaging video content that breaks down The Emotional Culture Deck in an accessible manner.
  • Practical Tools: Gain facilitation, training, and development insights to apply The Emotional Culture Deck effectively within your team or organisation.
  • Real-World Impact: Explore case studies showcasing The Emotional Culture Deck’s...
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The Lasting Impact of The Emotional Culture Deck in Healthcare

Revisiting a Pivotal ECD Milestone

A few years ago, we shared an inspiring case study about Mel Wallhurst's experience with The Emotional Culture Deck at what was then known as the Southern District Health Board in New Zealand. Today, we revisit this story to underscore the enduring impact of The ECD, particularly in the demanding context of healthcare. Her story is not just about strategic implementation but about passion, empathy, and the drive to make a tangible difference in the workplace.

Mel's approach to utilising The ECD is deeply personal and highly strategic, focusing on identifying what is within one's sphere of influence and pinpointing opportunities for positive cultural shifts. Her adept application of the deck across different team stages – from the initial forming of a group to their peak performing phase – showcases her nuanced understanding of team dynamics and her commitment to nurturing growth at every level.

As we look back, the...

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Embracing Emotions: The Heart of Change in Leadership

change Jan 27, 2024

Leading a team through change isn’t just about the strategy; it’s about understanding the emotions that come with it. It's important to focus on feelings because they can seriously affect how well a team moves through change. How often have you heard that "we need to keep our emotions out if it!" This archaic and outdated model of leadership overlooks the fundamentals of human behaviour. Instead you MUST pay attention to feelings, both yours and everyone else's.

In a recent HBR article about Storytelling That Drives Bold Change, Frances X. Frei and Anne Morriss listed the 10 Underrated Emotions in Change Narratives that we often overlook but can be incredibly influential when leading through change:

  • Frustration: Can drive us to find better solutions.
  • Regret: Reminds us to learn from the past.
  • Enthusiasm: Fuels our energy and commitment.
  • Devotion: Deepens our connection to the mission.
  • Happiness: Builds resilience and a positive culture.
  • Discomfort:...
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