Have you ever considered how you are perceived by others? Do you consider how your language, body language or behaviour can impact others?
Whether we like it or not, how we respond to challenging situations can impact others more than we think. We all have different perceptions on situations through our own unique set of associations from our culture, activities we are involved in and our early relationships. What is important to us, may not be important to someone else. How we respond to a situation, may be different to how someone else responds. We also have a perception of how we think others should respond!
The deeper we can go in our understanding of our own emotional responses, the easier it will be to recognise our patterns of behaviour, body language and so on to enable us to make some changes when we become more self-aware.
Have you noticed how our behaviour can be misaligned with our language? Or how our body language can be misaligned with our language?
If we invest into ourselves in being consistent in our emotional responses, the more of a positive impact we can make in our interactions with others. This is greatly needed in leadership to build trust within the team for example.
Acknowledging areas for development in self-awareness is the first step for leaders in creating an environment where employees want to be to feel listened to and understood.
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Mastering Emotional Competence in Leadership
I help corporate executive women to be more influential during emotion-charged situations by developing their emotional competence to respond constructively.