If you’ve been following my recent series Secrets of Emotionally Intelligent Leaders, you’ll be glad to know we’ve posted the eighth and final 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, Skill 5-Engaging Intrinsic Motivation, Skill 6-Exercising Optimism, and Skill 7-Increasing Empathy.)
This podcast focuses on the eighth EQ skill, Pursuing Noble Goals. 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.
The 8 Competencies of Emotional Intelligence, ©Six Seconds, www.6seconds.org
What is Pursuing Noble Goals?
This competency focuses on the importance of connecting your daily choices with your noble goal – your overarching sense of purpose.
"When you are clear about your Noble Goal, you feel compelled to pay fierce attention to your daily choices to ensure that you are not undermining your life’s purpose,” Six Seconds notes. “Pursuing a Noble Goal facilitates integrity and ethical behavior, which helps you maintain focus, inspire others, and access your full power and potential."
This session covers
what Increasing Pursuing Noble Goals 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.
PS If you’re interested in reading more about Pursuing Noble Goals, check out my guest post on the Six Seconds blog.
PPS In this podcast series, I've frequently referred to "At the Heart of Leadership: How to Get Results with Emotional Intelligence," by Joshua Freedman. It's a great practical resource for growing your emotional intelligence as a leader and it's one of my "go to" references. You can order it from the Six Seconds bookstore, in addition to many other excellent resources about emotional intelligence.