Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The New Book “Thinkingaire” Introduction Chapter 6 Highly Emotional Intelligent Minds

People with high EQ mind is more mature, maturity often refers to having a sound understanding of basics and making a fair judgment.

Emotional Intelligence in its simplest form is being aware of our emotions and managing them to get best out of the situation. EQ becomes more critical for leading in today’s digital dynamic with its characteristics of complexity, uncertainty, and ambiguity. To dig deeper, is Emotional Intelligence fundamentally inherent, hardwired, can it be trained to some extent, or is it circumstantial?

The importance of Emotional Intelligence gains prominence as seniority increases: IQ is about the ability to use all the reasoning and cognitive skills that are important for digital professionals to solve complex problems today. When you move up and take more responsibility and accountability, EQ is important as well, because higher EQ helps you have an open mind, minimize biases, be cautiously optimistic, unpassionately examine the multitude of variables to make fair judgments or sound decisions, High EQ mind also helps you to be an effective listener and become more creative via taking calculated risks. All these qualities become critical when you are leading and have to realign constantly and motivate people to follow your direction when you deal with cross functional peers, where you do not have the authority and you have to be persuasive with other senior managers who have strong opinions about their own ways of doing things. The importance of EQ gains prominence as seniority increases, working with more people, getting more complicated tasks done and getting more relevance as you grow.

A self-disciplined mind: People with high EQ often has better self-discipline as well, because self-discipline is nothing but self-consciousness. They have better clarity of thoughts, and therefore do not get carried by the herd mentality. Without discipline, you do not manage to transform negative habits, and you do not create a new state of awareness where the self is nourished through the experience of positivity. Self-disciplined people are influential because they can harmonize their mind more often, to put it simply, walk the talk. People are drawn toward highly disciplined people because people like the stability of knowing that a person they are following is consistent and reliable. Hence, self-discipline reflects one’s EQ and it’s a crucial leadership quality.

A “Grit” Mind: Grit is the raw endurance, perseverance, and passion that keep you going despite obstacles. Grit and Emotional Intelligence are similar characteristics. A grit mind involves persistence, it involves a large tolerance for gratification, being able to hand adverse and negative feedback, push through, and stay focus. A grit mind strengthens all of your strengths, it aligns with one’s purpose beyond oneself. Grit comes with practice. The gritter you are, the grittier you can become. Grit can be the linchpin to connect four “D”s: First, you have the DESIRE to achieve something, and then with grit as a choice, you have the DETERMINATION to the end, To do this, you also need “DEDICATION,” and this means, to give your time systematically. And to do that takes one more fundamental thing: DISCIPLINE.

People with high EQ mind is more mature, maturity often refers to having a sound understanding of basics and making a fair judgment. Maturity is clarity of thoughts along with self-control, which helps in choosing the most appropriate reaction to any given situation. Maturity in a person can be defined as the ability to react, behave and respond appropriately to the situation encountered, or how he or she applies the thought process in managing the situation with respect to timeframe and thereby coming to the best possible solutions towards it. When a person knows the rules of life and has trained his or her mind to great levels of capability or skill, the person becomes fully developed with high EQ and thus has achieved maturity in the role.


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