Since in the years 90 last century Daniel Goleman popularized the concept of emotional intelligence, have conducted hundreds of studies and research on the impact of such skill performance and career success. Now, finally, really know how any manager can develop emotional intelligence in a practical and simple. The word is Mindfulness.
After much research, we know, because it is scientifically proven, that emotional intelligence is much more important to career success and business intelligence that intellectual. This applies to any professional, although as a manager rises professionally and accessing more responsible positions, the impact is even greater emotional intelligence.
Many companies have taken courses or programs to develop emotional intelligence of its directors since its significance unclear for better customer service, for adequate conflict resolution, to enhance leadership and empathy, to increase motivation and emotional self. However, from our experience emotional intelligence has been treated too theoretically, valid models and tools from the conceptual point of view, but no experiential. And this is one of the keys there lacked in leadership and emotional maturity of the current directors.
At the end of the day, mastered a skill you do not even know it's important to your work. Neither dominates knowing what steps you have to give, for example, to manage their emotions, if not learn a specific technique to really experience these steps. It's as if we want to teach to fly a plane with a Power Point presentation.
Mindfulness has come to fill this gap, and indeed, Daniel Goleman is a strong advocate of mindfulness for years. In his latest book “Focus” speaks of mindfulness as a technique that allows us to develop emotional intelligence. Also, neuroscience has proven in repeated surveys regular practice of mindfulness develops emotional self-regulation, essential pillar of emotional intelligence. Self-regulation involves being able to control my emotions and channel them into effective and positive behaviors.
Another example is found in Google, and program development of emotional intelligence for your employees, named “Search inside yourself”, that is completely based on learning and intensive practice of various techniques Mindfulness. This program has the explicit support of Daniel Goleman own.
And what is mindfulness? Literally meaning "Mindfulness", namely, the ability to consciously direct our attention to a particular object. Attention is a booming value, in a world of constant distractions and very many, as whatsapp messages, Social networks like them on Facebook Twitter, email, YouTube, e Internet en general, well as the constant interruptions in telephone work as both face.
Train the brain to maintain a focused and concentrated attention on the goals, important decisions and tasks, away the superfluous, is a crucial skill for Manager today. This is done through Mindfulness.
In addition to the attention, Mindfulness develops self-awareness and self-regulation of thoughts and emotions, pillars of emotional intelligence. Through the practice of mindfulness, disconnect the autopilot in which we are usually the 95% Day to bring awareness to our life, our work and ourselves as individuals. And according to Goleman, only if we are aware of our emotions and moods, we can handle and properly channeling. Manager for today and tomorrow, this capability is essential because there will arise naturally greater empathy, more effective communication and assertiveness based on an inspiring and collaborative leadership.
An emotional intelligence program that does not include ample space to learn and practice mindfulness techniques will not be effective or cost-effective. Simply because it will stay in the theoretical and conceptual framework, and does not cover the "how", crucial for learning and mastering a skill aspect directive. If Managers learn the "how", the development of emotional intelligence will soon affect the business results of the company.
If you are interested about Mindfulness training programs for managers in your company, please contact us for more information.
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