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Emotional intelligence training will teach me to be aware of subtle changes in attention and emotion so that I can adjust those aspects of my behavior before I am feeling an unpleasant feeling too strongly and need to act on it.
(You know, the kind of situation where you feel hurt in 1/18th second, then anger, then throw a punch before your remember that the receiver of the punch is your boss).
Reflective practice is the process of looking back at an experience that have taken place and handling the thought process in such a way in which ..., Dr Pandula Siribaddana (Adult learning: Overview of instruments used in reflective practice -
Douglas McGregor (1906-1964) developed a philosophical view of humankind with his Theory X and Theory Y. These are two opposing perceptions about how people view human behaviour at work and organisational life.
Theory X is the view that traditional management has taken towards the workforce. Many organisations are now taking the enlightened view of theory Y. A boss can be viewed as taking the theory X approach, while a leader takes the theory Y approach. With the onslaught of B2B social media, and the break down of formal business approach, business is also being conducted more around Theory Y than old school Theory X.
Those with a high sense of self-awareness understand how their emotions impact others and their job performance; they can regulate their feelings successfully. How we manage our emotions or regulate them makes the difference for leadership success. Goleman states that without EQ, a person can have the best training, analytical mind and be good technically, but won’t make a great leader.
30-day Engagement Booster Challenge: Share the 7 strategies in this post with leaders and teams who measure employee engagement, and who you suspect may not be maximizing their investment in engagement; Commit to using at least one of the seven strategies per day for 30 days; On day 31, have the leaders pull out their most recent engagement scores and share them with their team. And, this is the cool part, ask the team, “If we were to take this survey today, how would our results compare (i.e., higher, lower, or about the same)?” Report back with comments to share your success stories or challenges along the way.