Sunday, March 16, 2008

Emotional Intelligence, a transformational tool

Emotional Intelligence ... it isn't about IQ v. EQ, it's about integrating, consciously, how you think, feel, and act. It can be a powerful transformational tool. It's important to realize that as you start this journey (take the EQ Course, or full program, including coaching with me), you will experience some discomfort. Part of this is the energy is takes to become "aware."

For instance, just consider what it would be like to be tuning in to your feelings all day long ... you probably are not used to that, and it would cause some jolts in your day. For instance, consider if you were dissatisfied with the performance of an employee and it made you angry. If you default mode has been to just yell at the person, and instead, you stop and think about different responses you could make, different alternatives, your procedure will be slower.

It could however, be far more productive in the end.

Most of the tenets of emotional intelligence, once you have learned about them and practised them will become nearly automatic, and things will move faster and more smoothly.

Any transformation takes time, and also there is a period of two steps forward and three steps back.

I invite you to give it a try!

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