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Developing your emotional intelligence – part 3

If you have only just joined us in this series on Emotional Intelligence, you may want to start with reading the previous posts, starting with Part 1 https://www.shapingchange.com.au/blog/?p=73. Read my previous blogs on EI at https://www.shapingchange.com.au/blog/?p=20 https://www.shapingchange.com.au/blog/?p=52    https://www.shapingchange.com.au/blog/?p=65 We have previously discussed the skills of RECOGNISING and USING emotions. Now let’s look at UNDERSTANDING emotions […]

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Developing your emotional intelligence – part 2

If you have only just joined us in this series on Emotional Intelligence, you may want to start with reading the previous posts, starting with Part 1 https://www.shapingchange.com.au/blog/?p=73. Read my previous blogs on EI at https://www.shapingchange.com.au/blog/?p=20 https://www.shapingchange.com.au/blog/?p=52    https://www.shapingchange.com.au/blog/?p=65 Having previously looked at how to develop the skill of RECOGNISING, let’s look now at USING – […]

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Developing your emotional intelligence – part 1

As I have discussed in other posts, well-developed EI contributes to your success by enabling you to do the following: Recognise your emotions and those of others. Use emotions strategically. Understand emotions – how they change, escalate and how they blend together. Manage your emotions and influence those of people around you. Read my previous […]

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What is your default emotion driven behaviour and why?

I have recently started a coaching piece using two key diagnostics – the Human Synergistics Life Styles Inventory (to measure leader behaviour) and the MSCEIT (Mayer Salovey Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test). In brief, the LSI is a wonderful tool for examining behaviour and divides behaviours into those driven by satisfaction needs and those driven by […]

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Being comfortable about being uncomfortable

One of the reasons that many people find it difficult to change their behaviour is that they are not comfortable with being uncomfortable. Take this example… I was coaching a very senior leader (let’s call him Neville) on his communication style. Neville could be very back and white in his views and also found group […]

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What motivates you?

There is a lot of work on human motivation and how, as leaders, to motivate our people to bring their best. One of the key pieces of work that I refer to regularly is David McClelland’s work on Social Motives. McClelland identified three key human motivations: Need for Achievement (N ach) focus on goals, improving […]

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Using emotional intelligence in the workplace

In a previous blog, I discussed some practical ways to use emotions in the workplace. https://www.shapingchange.com.au/blog/?p=20 Let’s explore a little further. If you are interested in EI, there is a very good book called the Emotional Intelligent Manager, by Caruso and Salovey. The work of Mayer, Salovey and Caruso’s on EI tells us the following: […]