Hi meaningful leader,
Thanks again for stopping by. Happy Tuesday—it’s great to see you again!
Since early last week, I started digging deeper into the topic of emotional blind spots, as I’m currently working on obtaining a behavioral analysis certification; which is a must for better understanding organization behavior and leadership in coaching and corporate training. So for this week’s article, I wanted to share with you what I’ve learned so far.
According to the Institute for Hearth and Human Potential, Emotional Intelligence or EQ can be defined as the ability to recognize, understand and manage our own emotions; as well as to recognize, understand and influence the emotions of others.
Our core values determine the metrics by which we will measure success. Our emotions are driven by our values; thus, if our values are out of whack, our emotions and related blind spots will be as well.
Emotions are deeply embedded in ourselves and can either serve as teachers, allowing us to identify a trigger that impacts us and work through it, or they can create a blind spot that can cause grief and pain to ourselves and to the ones around us.
Emotions can sometimes feel overwhelming and diminish our ability to lead effectively. Some emotions can be easily monitored and managed; while others, may require a deeper commitment or even outside support, in the form of counseling. Yet, creating elf-awareness and the necessary emotional regulation to deal with our emotions in a way that is conductive is a key skill in leadership.
Learn to understand what your emotions are saying to you and realize teh impact your actions and reactions have on others.
Thanks for reading and God bless,