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Enhancing Emotional Intelligence

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A handbook for coaching & development which includes:
. 21 competencies of emotional intelligence.
. True stories of leaders with these skills.
. Hundreds of practical leadership tips.
. How to say it: language for each skill.
. How to think it: mental mastery tips.
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Overview

A handbook for coaching & development which includes:
. 21 competencies of emotional intelligence.
. True stories of leaders with these skills.
. Hundreds of practical leadership tips.
. How to say it: language for each skill.
. How to think it: mental mastery tips.
. Why do it: for you and your people.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780970460622
  • Publisher: Mark Kelly Books
  • Publication date: 8/15/2005
  • Pages: 212
  • Sales rank: 1,240,427
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.48 (d)

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A Vision of You as Leader
Think back to your first leadership experience. No, not your first job with an organization. Further back. Think about high school or earlier. You were on a team, or part of a club, or were playing a game with some friends.

You were probably bossy, sulky, or you begged to get your way. Primitive leadership skills. Maybe your were effective, maybe you weren't. But that's where leadership starts.

Look how far you've come. If you are at the beginning of your leadership career, look at how much more finesse you have. You can sometimes get people to work together. You can collaborate. You can influence others. If you've been at this a long time, you probably have some leadership experiences you feel very good about. You already have strengths in emotional intelligence.

Now look at how much more you can still develop. Organizations are complex and ever changing. The workforce is evolving. The world economy is changing. Leadership skills are not static. Different organizations and different times will demand different things of you.

You've got years and many opportunities to increase your effectiveness even more, and to adapt to new situations. As you continue to enhance your emotional intelligence, imagine yourself achieving important career goals. Imagine contributing more to a company, a school, a church, a community. Imagine helping others develop-so that your leadership abilities have a rippling effect.

However gifted (or clumsy) you are at leadership, whatever your strengths and weaknesses, you'll look back five years from now and feel proud that you continued to grow.
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Table of Contents

Getting The Biggest Bang For Your Buck From This Book
Overview of Emotional Intelligence: Leadership, Your Career, Your Organization
PART 1: SELF-AWARENESS
1. Focus Your Internal Observatory (Emotional Self-awareness)
2. Polish the Inner Mirror (Accurate Self-assessment)
3. Refuel Your Personal Power Source (Self-confidence)
PART 2: SELF-MANAGEMENT
4. Orchestrate Your Emotions (Self-regulation)
5. Fine Tune Your Truth Detector (Transparency)
6. Always Play Your Part (Conscientiousness)
7. Learn How to Bounce (Resilience)
8. Leverage Your Desire Portfolio (Achievement Orientation)
9. Jumpstart Yourself & Others (Initiative)
PART 3: PEOPLE RADAR
10. Drink From The Glass That's Half Full (Optimism)
11. Extend Your Personal Antenna (Empathy)
12. Become a Major Contributor (Service Orientation)
13. Listen to the Big Whisper (Organizational Awareness)
PART 4: PEOPLE SKILLS
14. Lead With Over-The-Horizon Thinking (Visionary Leadership)
15. Serve from a Mixed Menu of Persuasion Skills (Influencing)
16. Apply R&D Thinking to Human Talent (Developing Others)
17. Send and Receive On Several Wavelengths (Communication)
18. Spark an Evolution (Stimulating Change)
19. Practice Navigating in a Storm (Conflict Management)
20. Weave a People Web (Relationship-building)
21. Set Sail on Strong Partnerships (Teamwork & Collaboration)

A Vision of You as Leader

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2006

    Emotional Intelligence & Leadership

    Very interesting. Connects the dots between all of the parts of emotional intelligence and leadership. Each chapter has a one-page story that illustrates a leader applying the competency. You can tell the authors are executive coaches and not academic types.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2006

    A Useful Guide for Managers

    I am a manager in a large company and have about 10 managers and team leaders who report to me. Most of the problems and issues I deal with on Performance Evaluations have to do with people skills, not technical competence. I also do a lot of one-on-one coaching with my folks. I realize that emotional intelligence is at the root of a lot of problems. I've read 2 of Goleman's books on the subject, but found them to be too academic with most of the books spent trying to convince me that emotional intelligence is important. This book does a much better job of clarifying the various competencies within emotional intelligence and providing some practical advice on how to stengthen them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2006

    A Great Handbook for Life Coaches

    This is a very good handbook for life coaches, business coaches, therapists, or anyone who works with people to improve their self-awareness and people skills. Emotional intelligence is a big subject and the authors do a good job of breaking it down into useable chunks.

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