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Rory Sutherland: Perspective is everything

Rory Sutherland: Perspective is everything

Do You Recognize These 7 Tricks Your Mind Is Playing on You? So, you want to change your life and be happier? Maybe happiness means unlocking your greater potential, enhancing your quality of life, or realizing your lifelong dreams. By now you may have absorbed countless personal development books, videos, or blogs. Lost. Have you ever considered that your own mind is sabotaging your path to happiness? But all is not lost. From now on, I’m going to do my best. We’ve been conditioned to believe that when we want to make an important change, we have to take a huge leap. You feel like a failure. It’s important to remember that the change you want requires time, persistence, and patience. I just need to be more like… It’s normal to think that you should strive to be like those you admire. If you get too wrapped up in mimicking someone else, you’ll forget to pay attention to who you are—your needs, your values, your character, your journey. By all means, learn what you can from your role models and adapt or modify ideas to fit you. I’m so busy.

Stephen Covey on Developing Emotional Intelligence “I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” ? Oscar Wilde Emotional Intelligence is essentially an ability, capacity, or skill to assess, manage, and regulate the emotions of yourself and others. Why is emotional intelligence such a big deal? If you can’t manage your emotions, you crumble or snap under stress. If you can’t tune into others’ emotions and demonstrate empathy, you’ll have a hard time connecting with others. Yeah, emotional intelligence is a big deal. It’s a key for leaders and it’s a key for leadership. “”No one cares how much you know until they first know how much you care about them.” In the book, The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness, Stephen Covey acknowledges that there’s a lack of literature on how to develop emotional intelligence, and shares an approach for how to develop emotional intelligence using the 7 Habits. The Five Primary Components of Emotional Intelligence The 7 Habits and Principles

Emotional self-regulation Emotional self-regulation or regulation of emotion is the ability to respond to the ongoing demands of experience with the range of emotions in a manner that is socially tolerable and sufficiently flexible to permit spontaneous reactions as well as the ability to delay spontaneous reactions as needed.[1] It can also be defined as extrinsic and intrinsic processes responsible for monitoring, evaluating, and modifying emotional reactions.[2] Emotion self-regulation belongs to the broader set of emotion-regulation processes, which includes the regulation of one's own feelings and the regulation of other people's feelings.[3] Theory[edit] Process model[edit] The process model of emotion regulation is based upon the modal model of emotion. The modal model of emotion suggests that the emotion generation process occurs in a particular sequence over time. Because an emotional response (4.) can cause changes to a situation (1.), this model involves a feedback loop from (4.) Strategies[edit]

Develop Emotional Intelligence The best leader is not usually the most intelligent person in the team. Instead, the best leaders have been found to be the most emotionally intelligent. This Workplace Development Guide provides 10 activities to develop your emotional intelligence while you work. Research has found that Emotional Intelligence contributes to around 36% of the factors that determine the successful leadership. This Workplace Development Guide will help you to develop your Emotional Intelligence through:- Raising your own emotional self-awareness Raising your awareness of other people’s emotions Increasing your ability to recognise and manage your responses & reactions Increasing flexibility in your leadership behaviour Maintaining your well-being 'Develop Emotional Intelligence' is one of a series of Workplace Development Guides designed to provide you with practical and convenient e-learning activities that you can integrate with your everyday work as part of your on-going leadership development.