Increase your emotional intelligence, build a better workplace
Emotional intelligence is crucial for business leadership, and nowhere is that more true than in Asia, where emotions are particularly likely to be concealed during daily business interactions. Emotions can be a major asset for leaders if properly understood, and a source of significant disruption if they are ignored. EQ and Leadership in Asia provides business leaders in Asia with the keys to using emotions as allies as they face practical business challenges.
Presenting emotional intelligence in a clear, straightforward manner that anyone can understand, the book shows what it can accomplish, why it matters, and how to systematically improve your ability to understand emotions. Looking at the real challenges that leaders in Asia have to face every day and exploring how emotional intelligence can be used in each instance, this compelling book is essential reading for leaders who want to inspire and influence their coworkers and lead their companies to greater success.
- Explains the key concepts of emotional intelligence and its particular importance for those in leadership positions
- Explores why understanding emotion is particularly important for Asian leaders
- Provides practical examples of emotional intelligence techniques in action in real-world situations
A guide to emotional intelligence designed for people working in leadership positions in Asia, EQ and Leadership In Asia is the only book you need to harness emotion in order to create a better workplace.
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About the Author
Sebastien Henry is the co-founder of Progress-U, a high-endcoaching and training company with operations in Mainland China,Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. He was a regional manager for Asiaat a multinational company before becoming an entrepreneur andprofessional executive coach in 2005.He has been training professional coaches in Hong Kong and Shanghaisince 2007, and has developed the "INSPIRE!" program, a leadershipretreat for senior leaders conducted regularly in South China. Heworks with senior leaders to enhance their success by becoming moreinspiring to their people and organizations.His articles on emotionally intelligence in leadership has beenpublished in Human Resources and the South China MorningPost. He speaks six languages, including Japanese and Mandarin.
Table of Contents
PART ONE UNDERSTANDING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE INASIA.
1. Does It Make Sense to Write About EI in Asia?
2. EI and Why It Matters in Asia.
3. The Various Facets of EI: Four Areas to Develop.
4. EI Is Not about Being Nice and Sweet.
5. Asia’s Contribution to EI: The Power of Paradox.
6. Using Both Masculine and Feminine Energies.
7. Four Steps to Develop Your Emotional Intelligence.
PART TWO USING EMOTIONS AS ALLIES IN PRACTICAL LEADERSHIPCHALLENGES.
8. Choosing to Use Emotions as Allies.
9. Preventing Damaging Emotional Outbursts.
10. Using Emotions to Create High Engagement.
11. EI for Getting Things Done and Making Tough Decisions.
12. Emotions as Keys for a Way out of Conflict.
13. Emotions to Lead Your Team to the High-Performance Zone.
14. Emotions and Intuition for Effective Decision Making.
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What People are Saying About This
"Leadership is a relationship, and all relationships are fueled byemotions. They run strong, or run out, depending on how intelligentleaders are at reading and managing those emotions. EQ andLeadership in Asia is an amazingly clear and engaging portraitof what emotional intelligence means and how leaders can use it toinspire others to greatness. Sebastien Henry has given us the raregift of a wonderfully accessible book, full of real-life examplesand insightful practice sessions, as well as culturally relevantapplications of this immensely important message. Don't just readthis book. Put it to work. Use it. EQ and Leadership in Asiais essential reading for every leader who resides or does businessin Asia. It is certain to change the way you relate to others, andhow they relate to you."Jim KouzesDeans Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School ofBusiness, Santa Clara UniversityCo-author, The Leadership Challenge
"This terrific new book by Sebastian Henry provides those of usinterested in Asian business with a very valuable contribution tothe literature. First, it provides an easy to understandreview of the importance of emotional intelligence to business.Second, it very nicely applies this understanding specifically tobusiness leadership in Asia. Henry writes in a very straightforwardand easy to read style. His personal examples, practice exercises,case studies and end notes all add to the value of this work.Anyone who works in Asia, leader or not, as well as anyone simplyinterested in business practice in Asia, will enjoy this delightfulvolume."Frank T. Gallo, Ph.D.Chief Leadership Consultant, Greater China, Aon HewittAuthor, Business Leadership in China
"Sebastien Henry provides thoughtful insight to the subject ofemotion and leadership. He understands that emotions are human andthe expressions are local. With humility and the strength of hispersonal experience he lays out a practical guide to help leadersdevelop essential relationship skills. In todays world the key toleadership success will be the ability to engage, empower, andmotivate others. This book shines a light on that path."Phillip SandahlCo-author, Co-Active Coaching: New skills for CoachingPeople Toward Success in Work and Life
"Sebastien Henry's book is a great addition to the growingevidence that emotional intelligence is essential for leaderstoday. EQ enables people to achieve their goals through resonantrelationship while living a fulfilling life. I found Henry's bookboth very practical, enjoyable to read, and insightful. This bookhas many great exercises for the mind and heart, is grounded in thelatest theory and research on the brain, and brings a compassionatevoice into the debate on how leaders should lead. I am sure that itwill be a great help to leaders in Asia who want to build highlyeffective teams and create high engagement from their people,whether they are Asian or Westerners. I highly recommend it."Frances Johnston, Ph.D.Founder, Teleos Leadership InstituteCo-author, Becoming a Resonant Leader: Develop Your EmotionalIntelligence, Renew Your Relationships, Sustain YourEffectiveness