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The EQ Edge – A Workable Plan to Enhance Your Social & Emotional Intelligence – “Personal Power”

Social & Emotional Intelligence – Another way of being smart – Heighten Success, improve your life and become an Influential Leader. We will cover 26 competencies that determine how we manage ourselves and how we handle our relationships.

1st of Series:

Personal Power – Competency 1 of 26

Meeting Life’s Challenges – A sense of self-confidence & inner knowing that you can meet life’s challenges/live the life you choose; ability to have difficult conversations & to speak your truth quietly-sincerely-assertively-appropriately:

Here are some of the qualities people have with “Strong Personal Power”
  • Have a calm inner conviction about who they are and their ability to get the things they want and need in life
  • Are able to distinguish between the things they have control over in life and those they do not; and don’t stress over the latter.
  • Define themselves from the inside out (“I’m capable,” “I’m good at managing setbacks,” “I’m pretty good at managing conflicts,” “I’m creative”) rather than from the outside in (“I’m a Vice President,” “I’m a banker,” “I’m a lawyer,” or “I’m a doctor”).
  • Know what they want and go for it.
Here are some of the qualities people have who are lacking Personal Power.
  • Avoid confrontations with people, even to get a problem resolved or when the confrontation might be best in the long run.
  • Are unable to set boundaries or demand respectful treatment from others.

Can you strengthen your Personal Power?     YES!

 

Some Developmental Tips
  • Set and keep boundaries – Example: Before saying “yes” ask yourself the following question: “By saying yes to this, will that force me to say “no” to something else that’s important to me?” If the answer to that question is yes, then evaluate its importance.
  • Become aware of communication circumstances when you put yourself down or use language that suggests powerlessness or a lack of confidence. For example, be aware of allowing interruptions. Stop saying “I’m sorry” frequently. Stop the “uptalk,” that rising inflection at the end of a statement that makes you sound tentative. Become aware of weak language such as taglines (“this is a good idea, isn’t it?), and modifiers (like “hopefully,” and “I guess this is a good idea,” or even “I’m just the front desk person,” or “I’m only a beginner”). Our language teaches people how to treat us. If our language lacks power, we are perceived as lacking power and we are treated as lacking power. Enlist the help of a good communication coach to ensure your language is power.
  • Identify those circumstances and situations where you can have influence and commit to making an impact in those areas.

 

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