Emotional Intelligence in Action

March 2nd, 2016

There are three steps to the emotional intelligence in action ...


Today’s post is written by Heather Powell, Director of Customer Services & Project Manager at SafeSourcing, Inc.

Joshua Freeman, the author of At The Heart of Leadership: How to Get Results with Emotional Intelligence, and one of the founders of Six Seconds founded in 1997, Six Seconds is the first and largest organization 100% dedicated to the development of emotional intelligence. They teach the skills of emotional intelligence to enable individuals, teams, organizations, families, schools and communities to flourish1.

There are three steps to the emotional intelligence in action developed by Joshua Freeman:

Know Yourself — awareness. Increasing self-awareness, recognizing patterns and feelings, lets you understand what “makes you tick” and is the first step to growth. This gives you the What 2.

Choose Yourself — intentionality. Building self-management and self-direction allows you to consciously direct your thoughts, feelings, and actions (vs reacting unconsciously). This gives you the How 2.

Give Yourself — purpose. Aligning your daily choices with your larger sense of purpose unlocks your full power and potential. It comes from using empathy and principled decision making to increase wisdom. This gives you the Why 2.

The competencies of Know Yourself will help you see WHAT needs to change. The Choose Yourself tools will supply the HOW so you can put the change in action. The Give Yourself components will remind you and your people WHY this change is important 2.

We enjoy bringing this blog to you every week and hope you find value in it. For more information on how we can help you with your procurement needs or on our “Risk Free” trial program, please contact a SafeSourcing Customer Service Representative. We have an entire customer services team waiting to assist you today.

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  1. http://www.6seconds.org/connect/about/
  2. http://www.6seconds.org/2007/08/18/eq-in-action-the-six-seconds-model/
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