The second area of the KNOW YOURSELF model is CHOOSE YOURSELF. This involves self-management and being more intentional. Doing what you mean to do instead of reacting on autopilot. These competencies allow you to proactively respond. They provide you with the ‘how’, showing you how to take action, how to influence and how to operationalize these concepts.
This is the first of 8 competencies that we’ll be exploring over the next few posts. Emotions are chemicals that provide data about yourself and others. The ability to notice, name and understand your feelings is known as Emotional Literacy.
The ability to manage the way one feels is said to be one of the most important assets that contribute to our well being as well as elevating business. Becoming emotionally intelligent does not happen overnight. Rather, it’s a muscle to be built and a habit to be created.
We are living in an ever changing world and as a result, adaptability has never been so important. EQ Expert, author and speaker Harvey Deutschendorf, tells us that there are 5 habits highly emotionally intelligent people practice that enable them to adapt to change. How many of them do you practice?
Depending where you see yourself, there are 8 possible options for brain styles. These 8 brain styles describe people who are ‘fully’ in one particular style. You may not be as extreme and could be a blend of more than one style. Awareness of your preferred style can create insight and mastery.
The awareness that EQ is an important job skill, in some cases even surpassing technical ability, has been growing in recent years. Harvey Deutschendorf gives us seven of the top reasons why highly EQ candidates are so valuable.
This research and skills list was compiled by The World Economic Forum. EQ has been placed 6th. It’s interesting that EQ along with Cognitive Flexibility are the only 2 new skills that have made it to the Top 10 list for 2020.