Generate Emotion To Support Thinking

generate-emotionPeople high in this skill of emotional leadership typically …

  • Are more “in-tune” with their moods, feelings, and emotions.
  • Know which emotions can assist a task at work. For example, Positive moods help with creative tasks. Negative moods assist with analytical, detailed tasks.
  • Demonstrate greater awareness of how their emotions may be influencing their behaviors and performance at work.
  • Know how their emotional style impacts on work colleagues.

The ability to match emotion will help you to…

UNDERSTAND: How you process emotion with different tasks.

DO:

  • Know how mood impacts task thinking – Get the mood/task match.
  • Become unconsciously skilled – Use your emotional knowledge proactively
  • Tune into my physical sensations – Nervous arousal is your early warning system

DO NOT:

  • See emotions as disruptive – Emotions inform and clarify our thinking
  • Be ignorant of my emotional style – Know your impact on others
  • Become emotionally constipated – Say “sayonara” to stress (negative emotion)!

MEASURE SUCCESS:

You have been successful matching emotion when others see you

  • Developing knowledge of how mood impacts on task thinking
  • Responding to them consistently, using your emotional knowledge
  • Processing your physical sensations to get a balance of good and bad feelings

UNDERSTAND:

The body manages well with an optimal level of stress. Adrenalin generated to the optimal level of stress is needed for alertness and clarity and for being on guard – fight or flight. Pain is any unpleasant sensory and emotional experience. Although pain affects your body’s responsiveness – fight or flight – its overall impact on you lies within. Your perceptions are crucial in pain management. Pain is communicated to others through mood; language, posture, withdrawal, and abuse. Pain is manifested in the body as negative emotion (stress or emotional constipation) with severe physiological effects and can lead to nervous illness.

THE BOTTOM LINE IS:

KNOW HOW YOUR MOOD IMPACTS ON YOUR BODY

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About Dr. Mike Gosling

Best known for creating The Emotional Leader Program, Mike is a leading Executive Coach, editor of this blog, and Co-Founder of RelationshipsMe.com. Connect with him on Twitter, at Facebook, and LinkedIn.