Emotional Intelligence is the latest trend in the wellness and leadership coaching industry. Suddenly, we seem to have moved beyond the ideas of ‘success’ and ‘winning mindsets’, and moved on to something which has so far been relegated to the fringes of the hyper competitive corporatized work environment of our times.
As far as trends and fads are concerned, Emotional Intelligence is easily one of the healthiest and wisest ideas to have caught the common fancy. It was about time we realized the price we were collectively paying in the name of the success and growth at workplace while settling for a quality of life that was at best a pale imitation of everything it could potentially be.
What is Emotional Intelligence?
There is a ton of literature on everything that Emotional Intelligence implies and includes, and one merely needs to Google it once to get a wealth of information on the subject. But theory is of only so much help. What we need to understand is what EI means in a very pragmatic, applicable sense.
For us at MindIInsight, beyond all the academic definitions of Emotional Intelligence, and Emotional Quotient, what it really boils down to is that EQ is fundamentally is a way of life, a transformative approach that can help us harness our full potential of excellence and joy, and lead us to a drastically enhanced quality of personal and professional life.
We hark on the value of EI as not just a tool, but as something intrinsic to life mostly because it has increasingly become a life skill that is indispensable. We can no longer expect to merely rely on the good old fashioned Intelligence Quotient (IQ) to enable us or our kids to successfully navigate through life. A higher Emotional Quotient not only increases our chances at being more productive, more efficient and more successful, but it also enhances the chances of us being able to lead a life that is truly fulfilling and filled with joy and excellence that is truly holistic.
What does EI include?
There are many facets of EI, each a subject of detailed study and practice on its own. But as a general starter, Emotional Intelligence broadly includes our capacity to be aware of, control, and express our emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously, efficiently and empathetically. Specifically, in context of our offerings at MindIInsight, our focus is to enable our clients with awareness, information and tools to understand and harness their social and personal competence in a manner that is emotionally intelligent, effective, and yields concrete results in terms of improved performance and quality of life.
How can our EI be harnessed?
Harnessing one’s Emotional Intelligence, considering that it is essentially an innate value, should ideally be as simple as mindful practice. However, in reality, EI tends to be a lot more complicated considering most of us have no experience or conditioning to handle or optimize our own emotional compass. The stress on coaching and counseling in the recent times indicates an increasing awareness about the fact that we all need help and tools if we really intend to sharpen our Emotional Quotient and use it to our maximum potential.
The MindIInsight Approach
At MindIInsight, our offerings include areas like self-perception, self-expression, self-awareness, interpersonal relationships, decision making and stress management using tools like emotional audit, affect labelling and representational systems. We focus on strengthening the basics before we push the boundaries. And our goal is to enable our clients to use their Emotional Quotient to scale greater heights in terms of professional and personal success, excellence and happiness. Ultimately, what we strive for is to give our clients a chance to realize their innate potential and use their EQ to achieve everything they have ever dreamed of and beyond!