“…for leadership positions, emotional intelligence is more important than cognitive intelligence” – John Mackey, CEO – Whole Foods – Inc Magazine – July 2009

Momentum strongly believes that development in a person’s emotional intelligence has very strong returns in many capacities.  

Here’s an excerpt of what the CEO of Whole Foods had to say about it…

Q: What traits should I look for when hiring for a leadership position?

A: My philosophy about this has definitely evolved over the years. I understand people a lot better today than I did 30 years ago. Back then, I was more impressed with people who were very articulate. In many companies, the person who talks the best usually gets the job. I got snowed by a few of those people over the years. I still think communication is important, but I don’t think there’s always a correlation between being a great communicator and other virtues that make for a great leader.

That’s why the first thing you should look at is character. I look for somebody who has classic virtues such as integrity, honesty, courage, love, and wisdom. Someone who is hard-working, candid, and ambitious, while still showing humility. I also look for people who have a high degree of emotional intelligence — a high capacity for caring. I think for leadership positions, emotional intelligence is more important than cognitive intelligence. People with emotional intelligence usually have a lot of cognitive intelligence, but that’s not always true the other way around.

To watch the clip, click here: http://www.inc.com/lewis-schiff/john-mackey-emotional-intelligence-in-great-leaders.html


Supervisor Safety Awareness Training

In addition to training upon request, Momentum offers open enrollment for the WSCC-approved Supervisor Safety Awareness training that is mandated training for all supervisors in the NWT.

Our course is 2-days and prides itself on being discussion and participation-based that does not include any tests or exams. Our goal is to train people in an engaging and relevant manner so that training is retained and accessed in the workplace – ensuring a safer work environment and creating a shift towards a positive safety culture both in the workplace and at home.

Check out our training calendar for the next scheduled session.


New Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Are your supervisors trained and in compliance?

On June 1st, 2015 new Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations came into effect across the Northwest Territories and in April 2016, are also affecting Nunavut. These rules are the law, and affect most employers operating in the territory. 

Employers, supervisors and employees have rights, roles and responsibilities in workplace health and safety.  Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure that their workers are informed and compliant with these laws. 

Momentum Training Services has been working closely with the NWT Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) and is pleased to offer a Supervisor Safety Awareness workshop that meets the WSCC’s Supervisor Safety Awareness Code of Practice so that your workers are informed and aware of what they need to do to work safely and be in compliance with the legislation.

To schedule a Supervisor Safety Awareness course for your team, please contact us today.

Have some questions about the new safety legislation?  Click this link to learn more:

Read the FAQs on the new regulations by downloading the PDF document: