Through neuroscience, we learn that creativity and self-awareness require a safe space: 1) to calm your brain and review your own thinking from an aerial view (meta-cognition) and 2) optimism that is slightly more prevalent than pessimism. – for a really instructive dive into this idea, see David Rock’s YouTube video.
When doubt, uncertainty, or threat derail our self-regard, we close doors to curiosity. Informed mediation reduces the threat.
Through coaching, I act as a mediator of conflict between people or teams, “as [I] not only pick up on emotional states [‘facial expressions, tone of voice, choice of words, & body language’], but [I] can recognize and predict what will be emotional triggers for [you and] your colleagues,” p 6. Multi-Health Systems, Inc. Individual assessment results, 4 2020
During conflicts or struggles, you might divide, distrust, or discredit yourself or others; however, research into our powerful genetic BluePrint, reveals a universal “social suite” that drives each of us to seek individual identity, love our family, build friendships, engage in social networks, cooperate with others, connect with those with shared interests, value relative equality, and maximize social learning, p.13.
Given a powerful drive to replace your current state with your desired state, how will you reach beyond status quo to design your next steps?
EQ-i 2.0 assessment results mirror back to you, in norms-based (5) Composites and (15) Subscales, your own strengths, but also areas for personal development that increase your insight about nonverbal behaviors, and social interactions, and job success.
“From birds on a train to goats on a bus–adaptable animals are learning how to get around our expanding cities,”National Geographic, 4 25 2013. In a demonstration of context, Dan Flores shows how the inhumanity of The Great Dog War, the train passages, the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and the city parks movements all invited the coyote to habituate and adapt, 192. 2016.