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Personal leadership: what is it? (Proceedings)

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Nov 01, 2010

Why?
     • We spend too much time "in" the business and not enough "on" the business. It is the currency for change and revitalization and the currency with which you exchange psychological pay checks.

Psychological Well-Being
The Three Pillars of Positive Psychology
Emotional Intelligence

Definition
     • A term used by some psychologists to evaluate the capacity of people to understand themselves and relate well to others.

Emotional Quotient (EQ)
     • The ability to monitor and use emotions to guide thinking and actions.
           o High EQ = increased productivity at work and happiness at home.
           o High EQ = decreased incidence of stress, depression and anxiety, and quicker recovery from serious illness.

The Lessons of
Positive Psychology
Authentic Happiness

Feeling in Control
Autonomy
     • The ability to draw on internal resources; independence from familial and societal influences.

Locus of Control
     • An individual's belief about the source of power and influence over his or her life.
     • Internal vs. external locus of control.

Feeling in Control
Assertion
     • Behaving in a confident manner to make your needs and desires clear to others in non-hostile ways.
           o Use "I" Statements to explain your feelings.
           o Listen to and acknowledge others.
           o Be direct and specific.
           o Be assertive, not obnoxious.

Connecting with Others
     • Connectedness vs. Social Isolation.
     • Face shyness and social anxiety.
     • Join groups.
     • Participate in projects or activities.
     • Surround yourself with personal acquaintances.

Spiritual Health
     • The ability to identify one's basic purpose in life and to achieve one's full potential; the sense of connectedness to a greater power.
     • It gives a strong sense of purpose, values, morals and ethics.
     • Individuals who pray regularly, stay healthier and live longer than those who rarely or never do.