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How Leaders Can Foster Emotional Intelligence

How Leaders Can Foster Emotional Intelligence | Unplug | Scoop.it
Economic Times
5 ways to foster emotional intelligence
Economic Times
Exposing corporate teams to the significance of emotional intelligence is key to building a strongly bonded team.
Susan Taylor's insight:

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is foundational to any high-performing group.  In this blog, Rica Bhattacharyya shares with us five ways a leader can foster EI in his teams.


  1. Lead by example.  Whatever the leader asks of his team he must also ask of himself.
  2. Organize training programs that teach the importance and relevance of EI in the corporate world.
  3. Stress the consequences of negative emotions like greed and jealousy.
  4. Measure the outcomes.  Simply practicing EI is not enough.
  5. Teach through bonding.  The leader must have regular interaction with his employees.




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Searching For Downtime

Searching For Downtime | Unplug | Scoop.it
We're addicted to distraction, and it's holding us back. To find genius in the 21st century, we must build a discipline of unplugging and deep thinking.

It is now possible to always feel loved and cared for, thanks to the efficiency of our “comment walls” on Facebook and seamless connection with everyone we've ever known. Your confidence and self-esteem can quickly be reassured by checking your number of “followers” on Twitter or the number of “likes” garnered by your photographs and blog posts. The traction you are getting in your projects, or with your business, can now be measured and reported in real time.
Our insatiable need to tune into information – at the expense of savoring our downtime – is a form of “work” (something I call “insecurity work”) that we do to reassure ourselves.
So what’s the solution? How do we reclaim our sacred spaces?

1. Rituals for unplugging.
2. Daily doses of deep thinking.
3. Meditation and naps to clear the mind.
4. Self-awareness and psychological investment.
5. Protect the state of no-intent.
craig daniels's insight:

Downtime seems to have taken a huge hit in our everyday thinking. Instead of searching for downtime people seem to be doing everything they can to avoid it and when we talk about downtime its context is mostly negative.

Scheduled downtime means we loose our connection to whatever it is we want to be connected to. Unscheduled downtime is even worse because it robs us of planning for alternative distractions.

Writing about downtime Scott Belsky shares with us some solutions to rampant distraction hunting and lays out a simple path to reclaiming a clearer mind topped with a big helping of creativity.

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