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Why Business Leaders Need To Build Greater Self-Awareness

Why Business Leaders Need To Build Greater Self-Awareness | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Senior executives don't seek coaching or leadership development. Here's why.
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"Being able to see, understand and deal effectively with others' perspectives is key to successful leadership (as well as personal life). That capacity, part of self-awareness, is empathy."  The author includes a brief discussion of whether gaining power causes a decrease in empathy.

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Soliciting honest feedback from others helps us develop and update our Real Self. 

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Senior executives don't seek coaching or leadership development. Here's why.

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Empathy: A Key Skill for Effective Leadership

Empathy: A Key Skill for Effective Leadership | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Empathy is a key skill for effective leadership. Learn how to apply empathy in the workplace here.

 

The purpose of practicing empathy is like going to a driving range. Practicing your golf swing helps you to drive more naturally when you are in the game.


Empathy is not an easy skill for many. Learning how to use it in a low threat environment like coaching can make all the difference.


When you walk in another’s shoes first, it may seem uncomfortable, like you are losing control. However, you will discover that taking the time to empathize without scripting what you will say next will lead you and the employee to new levels of understanding and growth.


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Empathy is a valuable skill that can be learned. 

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Don't Try to Read Your Employees' Minds

Don't Try to Read Your Employees' Minds | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Your emotional intelligence might not be as good as you think.
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Some excellent advice when tempted to make judgements about someone's behavior . . .

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L.E.A.D with Emotional Intelligence

L.E.A.D with Emotional Intelligence | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Emotions and leadership are not separate ideas.  Positive leaders can uplift and energize teams to a new level of performance. Some people call emotions “soft” and un-business like. We all know the...

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I absolutely agree with the lessons and perspectives learned through mastery of emotional intelligence.

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Truly effective leaders have a high degree of emotional connection with their followers. Emotions do matter.

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SCHOOLS Preventing bullying with emotional intelligence - News Weekly

SCHOOLS Preventing bullying with emotional intelligence
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Whether it's old-fashioned physical or verbal aggression, ostracism or online abuse, bullying is deeply rooted in a lack of emotional intelligence skills.
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Insightful article on how to prevent bullying.

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Can meditation really slow aging? - wwlp.com

Can meditation really slow aging? - wwlp.com | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Can meditation really slow aging? wwlp.com Oncologist James Coyne of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, who is skeptical of this field in general and describes some of the research on positive psychology and health as “morally offensive”...
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So--what is the length of your telomeres?  This article balances evidence and skepticism around the possibility that meditation may help relieve stress--and slow the aging process.

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10 Ways That Emotional Intelligence Can Help You Cope with Cancer

10 Ways That Emotional Intelligence Can Help You Cope with Cancer | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it

The skills of Emotional Intelligence can help you cope with the slings and arrows of fortune--what I call Unexpected Life Events (ULEs), which eventually come to all of us without regard for intellect, wealth, beauty, or social status. 

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How Does Meditation Reduce Anxiety at a Neural Level?

How Does Meditation Reduce Anxiety at a Neural Level? | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it

Researchers identify brain areas linked to mindfulness and anxiety reduction.


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How does meditation help reduce stress?

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5 Crucial Emotional Intelligence Traits of Highly Effective Leaders

5 Crucial Emotional Intelligence Traits of Highly Effective Leaders | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
“No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care” Theodore Roosevelt Over the last decade there has been a huge increase in evidence that emotional intelligence is an important …
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How to Handle Anger - Huffington Post UK

How to Handle Anger - Huffington Post UK | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
How to Handle Anger
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It does nothing positive for your health, well-being, work and relationships.
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"Remember--anger is just one letter away from danger!"  Hmm--that's worth thinking about. 

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How to take criticism well

How to take criticism well | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
No one likes getting criticism. But it can be a chance to show off a rare skill: responding to negative feedback well.
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How do you react to criticism?  The author of this article says, "All feedback has some truth in it," even if only to reveal how others think, Mr. Miller says. Before dismissing it, ask yourself, "What is the nugget that I can pull out of this?"

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7 Body Language Mistakes That Could Cost You The Promotion

7 Body Language Mistakes That Could Cost You The Promotion | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Here are some red flags that may indicate your body language is becoming problematic, and ways to fix them.
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Recognizing your own body language is part of self-awareness. 

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Dr. Laura Markham > Playing with Your Child: Games for Connection and Emotional Intelligence

Dr. Laura Markham > Playing with Your Child: Games for Connection and Emotional Intelligence | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
RT @DrRobertGrant: Dr. Laura Markham > Playing with Your Child: Games for Connection and Emotional Intelligence: http://t.co/sNDsvH9YMC
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The author suggests games for all those difficult situations your child may be experiencing--and you get to play too!

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Why Self-Awareness is an Integral Part of Workplace Success

Why Self-Awareness is an Integral Part of Workplace Success | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
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Self-awareness is the foundation for emotional intelligence--and greater success and well-being.

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How 14 Things That Happened To You In Childhood Shape You As An Adult - Business Insider

How 14 Things That Happened To You In Childhood Shape You As An Adult - Business Insider | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
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... to enter a healthy, physically intimate relationship with a partner later in life.
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Are these too simplistic to be true?  See what you think. 

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What people actually mean when they say they're too busy - Daily Life

What people actually mean when they say they're too busy - Daily Life | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Daily Life What people actually mean when they say they're too busy Daily Life What preys on our minds, when we aren't updating our Facebook page or in spinning class, are the things we haven't figured out — difficult relationships, personal and...
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Alone with your thoughts?  Try thinking of yourself in third person to resolve personal challenges. 

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The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
And what managers need to know about negative ones.
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Your comments--positive or negative--have a powerful effect.  Proceed with caution . . .

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Building self-awareness | Training Journal

Building self-awareness | Training Journal | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
How to build self-awareness: http://t.co/2nshAuC1iQ via @TrainingJournal
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Leaders can benefit from greater self-awareness.

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Do You Have the Emotional Intelligence Employers Seek?

Do You Have the Emotional Intelligence Employers Seek? | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Emotional intelligence may be the key you need to stand out in a competitive job market.
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10 Ancient Rules We Should All Live by Today

10 Ancient Rules We Should All Live by Today | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Understanding the lessons of evolution can help us lead richer lives today.
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These ten "rules" are the result of observations about human behavior--quite sensible.  One of my favorites is rule #7. Imagine if we lived with this in mind . . .

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Manage a Difficult Conversation with Emotional Intelligence

Manage a Difficult Conversation with Emotional Intelligence | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it

GreYou can't go in expecting logic to prevail.

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Great insights here!  Did you think it was a good idea to "control" those emotions?  The author says, "When you bottle up your feelings, you’re likely to express your emotions in unintended ways instead, either sarcastically or in a completely different context."

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François Pham's curator insight, June 25, 5:10 AM

Un article qui peut faire le lien avec le livre "Conversations Cruciales".

 

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How do you know if you are self-aware? - Plexxi

How do you know if you are self-aware? - Plexxi | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
One of the traits of successful people is that they are self-aware. I think most of us know that we need to be aware of how we are performing. Indeed, it is critical that we constantly iterate on our performance to improve. But most of the commentary on self-awareness has more to do with the …
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How do you know if you are a self-aware person?  This article provides some tips for evaluating your own self-awareness.  "

Perhaps the most important aspect of being self-aware is really less about watching your own behavior as it is about observing how others react to you. - See more at: http://www.plexxi.com/2014/06/know-self-aware/#sthash.2JZXeTMc.6MVc9Qyb.dpufPerhaps the most important aspect of being self-aware is really less about watching your own behavior as it is about observing how others react to you. - See more at: http://www.plexxi.com/2014/06/know-self-aware/#sthash.2JZXeTMc.6MVc9Qyb.dpuf
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We must each lead a way of life with self-awareness and compassion, to do as much as we can. Then, whatever happens, we will have no regrets.

We must each lead a way of life with self-awareness and compassion, to do as much as we can. Then, whatever happens, we will have no regrets. | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Dalai Lama (via thecalminside) ("We must each lead a way of life with self-awareness and compassion, to do as much as we can.
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Every. Day. 

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Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence: Mood Meter Overview

When students experience a range of emotions, how does it impact how students think and what they do? Watch this animation to explore how emotions impact thoughts and behaviors in the classroom....
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All emotions matter--and this less-than-two-minute animation uses color to help get that point across.

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Pavel Barta's curator insight, June 18, 5:37 AM

Different emotions help with different things .... Here is a brief video highlighting when to be in what mood in order to boost effectiveness with classroom. 

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Day 534: What is Self Awareness?

Day 534: What is Self Awareness? | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
http://forum.desteni.org/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=68337. Living the Principle of Self Awareness – to be aware, to see, to recognize my own thoughts and Mind, to be self honest to the extent where I can take responsibility for when I see my thoughts /...
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Are you strong enough to really question yourself?  The reward could be greater self-awareness. 

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5 Activities For Practicing Empathy With Your Children

5 Activities For Practicing Empathy With Your Children | Emotional Intelligence Development | Scoop.it
Five simple tips you can try today with your children.
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Empathy may be an inborn aspect of our humanity--but we can all learn to increase it for richer lives and a more peaceful world.

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