Emotions Are Superpowers

Get Inspired, Take Action, and Achieve More by Leading with Emotional Intelligence

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About the Book

In our diverse, dispersed, and digital world, today, more than ever, we need leaders who understand themselves from the inside out. To do this, we need to tap into the wisdom that our emotions contain.

For most of us, we have been led to believe that being emotional is a weakness and that showing our emotions should be cause for shame.

But by managing your emotions and leading with a strong mind and a kind heart, leaders can create an environment of trust in the workplace that will spur engagement, spike curiosity, and engender belonging.

How? By leading with emotional intelligence.

Author Carolyn Stern’s six-step self-coaching program is the tool that will empower you as a leader to accept that your emotions, and those of others, are not the enemy. With this acceptance, you’ll learn how to create engaged teams who feel truly valued, recognized, seen, and appreciated: not solely as task-completers, but as the terrific and complex humans – full of energy, passion, and potential – that they are.

This is for the leaders who want to transform their own lives, the lives of their colleagues, and the future of their business for the better. It’s time to embrace that what makes us human is what also makes us strong, in work and life alike.

Meet Carolyn

Carolyn Stern is the President and CEO of EI Experience—an executive leadership development and emotional intelligence training firm. She is a certified Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Development Expert, professional speaker, and university professor.

Carolyn’s emotional intelligence courses and modules have been adopted by top universities in North America.

Her engaging, results-based approach has been synthesized here for the first time in a user-focused, self-coaching model that will motivate and inspire readers to apply the power of emotional intelligence to their own leadership and organizations.

Carolyn lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia.

“Takes you on a journey, both personal and professional, to discover how being smart about your emotions can help you chart a more fulfilling life path.”

–Steven J. Stein, coauthor of The EQ Edge and author of The EQ Leader

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The Six-Step Self-Coaching to Enhanced Emotional Intelligence Model

Connect with Yourself

You begin by taking a good hard look in the mirror, accepting where you are today.

Consult with Others

You reach out to others and interview them to see if how you envision yourself is how they perceive you.

Clarify Your Focus

 You determine how you are feeling about your current reality, and define what success will look like once you reach your goal.

Consider Your Possibilities and Barriers

You brainstorm the possibilities for action and discuss barriers that may get in your way of reaching your goal.

Craft YourAction Plan

You tease out your detailed action plan into bite-size chunks, setting near-term and long-term goals and target dates for completion.

Confirm YourCommitment & Close

You recap the inner excavation conversation with yourself, highlight the key learning you gained, and establish accountability to ensure you stay on track.

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