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EQ #6 Picture Yourself

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EQ #6

Picture Yourself

EQ Target

Self-Awareness and Control

Empathy

Social Expertness

Personal Influence

Mastery of Vision

Objectives

• To help participants visualize themselves in successful situations

• To encourage participants to act on their thoughts

• To build successes with employees by visualizing actions that are consistent with the goal of building employees’ sense of importance

Estimated Time

60–90 minutes

Materials

Emotional Intelligence Exercise #6

Uses

Training workshops on leadership

Private coaching sessions with all levels of leaders

Risk/Difficulty

Low

Coaching Tips for the Coach/Trainer

The ultimate point of training or coaching is to get the participant to act in a way that will produce the desired result with the employee. One step that is often assumed yet not always realized, is that the leader can picture himself or herself successfully implementing the desired behavior. This visualization step precedes action. Therefore, visualization is very important to eventual behavior change on the part of the participant.

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EQ #16 Gifts

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EQ #16

Gifts

EQ Target

Self-Awareness and Control

Empathy

Social Expertness

Personal Influence

Mastery of Vision

Objectives

• To help participants recognize the positive attributes of employees

• To help leaders develop a grateful heart, thus enhancing their ability to influence and build bonds

• To help leaders look at the broad array of gifts that are needed for success in the workplace

Estimated Time

35 minutes

Materials

Emotional Intelligence Exercise #16

Uses

Training workshops on leadership

Private coaching sessions with all levels of leaders

Risk/Difficulty

Low

Coaching Tips for the Coach/Trainer

Emotionally intelligent leaders know that it takes a wide range of people to build a successful team. Leaders know that people have different strengths and gifts. The most adept leader knows how to blend everyone’s gifts and allow for people’s gifts to surface for the good of the task or team. Leaders also know that all people are not alike, and if we expect them to be alike, we’ll be quite disappointed. It is the leader who can see and appreciate these differences that has the strongest ability to influence and build a team filled with cooperation and collaboration. This leader is able to bring the gifts forward just when the team needs them and thus enable everyone to succeed.

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EQ #1 Champion or Chump

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EQ #1

Champion or Chump

EQ Target

Self-Awareness and Control

Empathy

Social Expertness

Personal Influence

Mastery of Vision

Objectives

• To help participants become familiar with the past feelings that certain leaders fostered

• To determine exactly what those leaders did to foster certain feelings

Estimated Time

25 minutes

Materials

Emotional Intelligence Exercise #1

Uses

Training workshops on leadership

Private coaching sessions with all levels of leaders

Risk/Difficulty

Medium

Coaching Tips for Coach/Trainer

This EQ activity is designed to help leaders realize the impact that the leader has on the follower. By reaching back into our memories of both positive and negative examples in our own work life, leaders can become sensitive to the power that leaders have to influence and foster work environments. This EQ activity will build self-awareness by examining the individual’s emotional environment.

Use this activity to begin a discussion of how significant it is for leaders to give followers a sense of importance and significance.

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EQ #11 Listening Habits

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EQ #11

Listening Habits

EQ Target

Self-Awareness and Control

Empathy

Social Expertness

Personal Influence

Mastery of Vision

Objectives

• To help participants develop self-awareness related to their ability to listen

• To assist participants in the self-assessment of their listening skills

• To identify negative or disruptive listening patterns that interfere with building good bonds with employees

Estimated Time

25 minutes

Materials

Emotional Intelligence Exercise #11

Uses

Training workshops on leadership

Private coaching sessions with all levels of leaders

Risk/Difficulty

Medium

Coaching Tips for the Coach/Trainer

The ability to listen attentively and without judgment, advice, or logic, is one of the most difficult and most prized skills for leaders to master. Emotionally intelligent leaders know that listening to employees is critical to forming strong bonds and developing an open, friendly environment conducive to creativity, productivity, and high quality. They also know that listening reduces conflict and encourages more creative problem solving.

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EQ #38 Today’s Actions toward theVision

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Today’s Actions toward the Vision

Trainer’s/Coach’s Notes

Approximate

Time

1.

1 minute

Overview

Explain to the individual or group that many leaders think that visioning is something that can be crossed off the things-to-do list. Instead, visioning is something that the leader has to do in small and different ways everyday. Most leaders get lost in what they consider to be “work” and forget that instilling the vision is probably one of the most important aspects of the leader’s work.

2.

1 minute

Purpose

“The purpose of this exercise is to help you assess the amount of work you do toward your vision each day. If all members of your team are perfectly aligned with the vision, then you probably have little work to do here. However, most of us have team members who need to be reminded, encouraged, and prodded toward the vision. Also, change is a constant factor in most of our environments and change brings a need to reiterate the vision. Reinforcing the vision also strengthens everyone’s belief that the leader is committed to the vision.

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