If you’ve been following my recent series Secrets of Emotionally Intelligent Leaders, you’ll be glad to know we’ve posted the sixth podcast in the series. (Are you new to the series, or just want a refresher? Check out the earlier podcasts about Skill 1-Enhance Emotional Literacy, Skill 2-Recognize Patterns, Skill 3-Apply Consequential Thinking, Skill 4-Navigate Emotions, and Skill 5-Engaging Intrinsic Motivation.)
The 8 Competencies of Emotional Intelligence, ©Six Seconds, www.6seconds.org
This podcast focuses on the sixth EQ skill, Exercising Optimism. Each session covers one of the eight competencies for emotionally intelligent leadership from Six Seconds, the global network supporting people to create positive change - everywhere, all the time. What is Exercising Optimism? This competency focuses on the importance of taking a proactive perspective based on possibility and hope. “An optimistic outlook increases the pool of choices and the opportunity for success,” Six Seconds notes. “This provides a solution-oriented approach, helps you innovate, and allows you to engage others’ positive energy. Optimism helps you see beyond the present and take ownership of the future.” This session covers
what Exercising Optimism is in relation to your EQ,
why it’s important for you as an individual, a leader, and an organization,
and offers tips and strategies you can use to grow this competency.
Click here to listen to Skill 6, Exercising Optimism.