When it comes to making decisions, where facts and emotions intertwine emotional intelligence becomes an asset. It involves tapping into our wisdom to use our emotions effectively for results.
The Six Seconds Model of Emotional Intelligence; A Threefold Approach
This model consists of three steps;
1. Recognising Emotions; The first step is improvestly acknowledging our feelings and actions.
2. Thoughtful Decision Making; Making choices and sticking to them forms the phase.
3. Goal Oriented Pursuits; With an objective, in mind we direct our efforts towards achieving it.
This three part framework serves as the key to reaching our goals. Within it there are eight skills that can unlock our potential, including the ability to perceive and use cues within ourselves and others.
Exploring the Development of Emotional Intelligence
The concept of intelligence has evolved over centuries. From Platos assertion that emotionsre at the core of learning to the pioneering work of Salavoy and Mayer leading up to Daniel Golemans influential book in 1995 this journey has been marked by significant milestones. Six Seconds has built upon this history by translating theory into approaches that demonstrate its relevance, in real world situations.
The Importance of Emotional Intelligence
intelligence often referred to as EQ is an aspect that greatly impacts both professional satisfaction and personal happiness. Some even argue that it holds importance, than intelligence (IQ). “A Case for Emotional Intelligence ” an eBook provides valuable insights into how EQ influences our daily lives demonstrating how strengthening your EQ can bring about significant positive changes.
Mastering Emotional Intelligence; Eight Essential Skills to Enhance Relationships and Professional Growth
In bridging theory and practice a model that encompasses eight skills will help. These skills have the potential to elevate your relationships and enhance your acumen. Lets explore them;
1. Emotional Literacy; Adeptness, in understanding the intricate emotions.
2. Recognising Patterns; Having a discerning eye for identifying recurring responses.
3. Consequential Thinking; The art of weighing the pros and cons of decisions.
4. Emotion Regulation; The ability to effectively manage and use emotions constructively.
5. Resolute Pursuit of Goals; Demonstrating unwavering commitment to your aspirations.
6. Creating Optimism; Embracing a mindset.
7. Empathy; Profoundly understanding others emotions. Responding appropriately.
8. Strategic Decision Making; Aligning choices with overarching objectives.
EQ vs IQ; A Symbiotic Relationship
Thinking and emotions are intrinsically intertwined, like the combination of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! While traditional education often emphasises IQ it is essential to recognise that EQ holds the key to an understanding of cognition. For an in depth exploration of this connection, between our minds and hearts I highly recommend delving into “Brain Rules ” a book authored by the esteemed John Medina
David Alssema is a Body Language Expert and Motivational Speaker. As a performer in the personal development industry in Australia he has introduced and created new ways to inspire, motivate and develop individuals.
David Alssema started his training career with companies such as Telstra and Optus Communications, and then developed Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) within workplace training as principal of Paramount Training & Development.
As an author/media consultant on body language and professional development David has influenced workplaces across Australia. He contributes to Media such as The West Australian, ABC Radio, Australian Magazines and other Australia Media Sources.