Hi, US Fitness. Thank you for bringing your entire self to our training.
We loved engaging with you and wanted to offer additional tools for building your emotional intelligence and decreasing your unconcious bias. These skills increase dramatically with practice, so here are our DICEy recommendations to build these DICE muscles.
Find Out Where You Stand
Implicit Bias Test - Project Implicit is a non-profit organization and international collaboration between researchers who are interested in implicit social cognition - thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control. The goal of the organization is to educate the public about hidden biases and to provide a “virtual laboratory” for collecting data on the Internet.
EQ Test - The Global Emotional Intelligence Test - GEIT, uses 40 questions which are derived from, the Global EI Capability Assessment instrument, which contains 158 items. These are based on Goleman's four quadrant Emotional Intelligence Competency Model (2002). Click here for more details. Short EI quizzes such as the GEIT are meant to be fun, and to give you a guide to which EI areas you are doing well in and those which perhaps you need to focus on for development.
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Power plays are activities that stretch your comfort zone and build your diversity and inclusion muscles.
Inclusive Dining - Have lunch with a coworker you don’t know very well or who has a much different background or upbringing than you. Be genuinely curious and learn more about the differences and similarities you may share. OR Go out for a meal and eat cuisine that is different from your own cultural cuisine. When looking for the restaurant, choose one in a more ethnically diverse neighborhood.
What’s in a Name? - If there is a colleague that goes by an Americanized nickname, ask them how to pronounce their full name and take the time to learn how to say their name correctly.
Don’t Table D&I - In your next meeting, look around the table. Is a diverse group present? If not, let the group know that you appreciate diverse perspectives on projects and ask yourself and others - who else should be at this table? Once you have diversity in the room, listen to who is talking and how others react. Is every voice being heard with the same respect and value received?
Need a Refresher?
Here's a copy of your presentation on emotional intelligence and unconcious bias. Please let us know how else we can assist you in reaching your diversity, inclusion, and collaboration goals.