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  • Cohesion is the degree to which group members come together as one unit to reach a common goal. Members of cohesive groups see themselves as one entity rather than a collection of individuals. Group members have positive regard for one another and get along well. They listen to and trust one another and respect each other’s opinion even if they…

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  • Emotional intelligence (EI) refers to the ability to perceive, control, and evaluate emotions. Some researchers suggest that emotional intelligence can be learned and strengthened, while others claim it’s an inborn characteristic. Description: The Emergence of Emotional Intelligence: It was not until 1985, when in a doctoral dissertation by Wayne Payne that the term, “emotional intelligence” was first used. In 1987,…

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  • Introduction: Here we’ll have to explore practical skills. Skills that gets sharpened by experience and tough situations a trainer can find him/herself in. It is closely tied to the “Making Observations” article. Both rotate around each other. We observe, interpret and take actions accordingly. Then we re-observe what these actions have produced so we can assess the situation again. It…

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  • Semantic Primes

    Why did I choose this tool? Semantic primes have helped me in most aspects of my life since discovering them in 2012. I studied intercultural communication for my bachelor’s degree and I had been looking for a simple way to find common language across cultures and this has been one of the most impactful tools. I built iFeelio, a reflection…

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  • The best vision comes out of InterVision

    It is an opportunity to use each other’s vision, experience and ideas in order to find new ways of addressing issues in your work context.  In summary, Intervision is about: Inter-collegial consulting; in a work context; with colleagues, equals (not the formal hierarchy is important, but the felt freedom to speak up and show weakness); with a simple format and structure (and…

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