Episode 13

Published on:

22nd Dec 2021

The Amazing Impact of Emotional Intelligence

Teamwork makes the dream work. There’s no “I” in “team,” let’s work together. You’ve heard all of the “go team” sayings before, but what about the meaning behind them? After all, teamwork DOES make the dream work, but that’s only if the entire team is on the same page. Once everyone is working together for the common good, how do you keep everyone motivated? What are some ways that managers could improve their emotional intelligence? These are some heavy questions, and to help us get our teams organized and working together is our guest Lisa Gruenloh.

Lisa is a certified professional coach and emotional intelligence coach who has held leadership positions in a variety of corporate, government, advocacy and consulting organizations throughout the country. Lisa has worked on Capitol Hill, as director of communications and a spokesperson to a U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, and federal agency Board member. She held management roles at some of the nation’s top PR firms. She is also the founder and president of Purpose Journey Consulting, Training, and Coaching.

In this episode you'll discover:

What is the definitions of emotional intelligence? 01:48

Why is emotional intelligence important to a nonprofit? 02:55

What are some ways to get multiple teams to work together? 04:23

Is there such a thing as productive conflict? 05:37

The role of emotional intelligence in fundraising 08:44

An example where changes in emotional intelligence led to nonprofit success 13:35

What are some ways to get better at managing emotions? 16:54

What is one thing a manager can do to improve their emotional intelligence? 19:08

Coaches corner question - What is "Founders Syndrome" and how do we know we have it? 21:37

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About the Podcast

IMPACTability: The Nonprofit Leaders' Podcast
Each week, we feature an expert in their nonprofit field, discussing topics that range from fundraising and nonprofit management to Board development and marketing.
The show explores the landscape of the nonprofit organization and best practices from nonprofit experts. Get advice on how to solve the problems plaguing your nonprofit with your host Joe Turner of Soukup Strategic Solutions, a full-service nonprofit consulting company helping nonprofits across the country. Each week, we feature an expert in their nonprofit field, discussing topics that range from fundraising and nonprofit management to Board development and marketing.

About your host

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Joe Turner

For more than 20 years, Joe had successfully programmed radio stations in Detroit; Lansing, Michigan; South Bend, Indiana; and southwest Florida. Joe left the day-to-day radio world in 2007 for the nonprofit world when he joined Hodges University as its Director of Public Relations and Alumni Services. In 2021, he joined Soukup Strategic Solutions as the Director of Fundraising, Marketing, and Communications. Joe continues to run his own voice over company where he offers commercial and narration voice over services and has won three Telly awards for his work. He is a native of Detroit where he attended Wayne State University and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Media Arts. In his spare time Joe loves to cook, is a musician and a self-professed “foodie.”