by Andie Wafzig, Consultant
As discussed in the above article, Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the self and social awareness of feelings and attitudes and your ability to positively influence both. As we peel back the layers of EQ, we find that individual mindset plays a big role in determining the success of a change initiative.
Particularly, a growth mindset, as opposed to a fixed one, can help individuals move more fluidly through change, as well as help leaders inspire teams to embrace change.
Take the following example of a change initiative and the impact a fixed versus growth mindset had on the outcome:
Beth and Kelly were both HR business partners in a mid-sized chemicals company. Recently, company leadership had decided to implement a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that would transform their HR department from being dependent on paper records and informal talent management to digitally-managing all employee records, including formally documenting talent and performance management.