People 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.
- 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
- 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)!
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
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: