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Leadership style seems to drive organizational
performance across a wide span of industries
and sectors and appears to be a crucial link in
the chain from leader to climate to business success.

In the study of insurance CEOs, for example, there
was a significant relationship between the EI abilities
of the leader and the organizational climate (Williams,
1994). Climate reflects people's sense of their ability
to do their jobs well. Climate indicators include the
degree of clarity in communication; the degree of
employees' flexibility in doing their jobs, ability to
innovate,and ownership of and responsibility for
their work; and the level of the performance
standards set (Litwin & Stringer, 1968; Tagiuri & Litwin, 1968).

---Source: The Emotionally Intelligent Workplace
Edited by: Cary Cherniss and Daniel Goleman


Brain Circuitry of Emotionally Intelligence

The defining boundary in brain activity between emotional intelligence and cognitive intelligence is the distinction between capacities that are purely (or largely) neocortical and those that integrate neocortical and limbic circuitry. Intellectual abilities like verbal fluency, spatial logic, and abstract reasoning-in other words, the components of IQ-are based primarily in specific areas of the neocortex. When these neocortical areas are damaged, the corresponding intellectual ability suffers.

In contrast, emotional intelligence encompasses the behavioral manifestations of underlying neurological circuitry that primarily links the limbic areas for emotion, centering on the amygdala and its extended networks throughout the brain, to areas in the prefrontal cortex, the brain's executive center.

Source: From the book The Emotionally Intelligent Workplace, Edited by: Cary Cherniss and Daniel Goleman

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Self Awareness Facilitates Change

Being unaware, we unconsciously engage our default behavior. Only when we become aware of something, are we able to make choices as to the action we wish to take.
Sometimes, just being aware, allows the problem to solve us--rather than requiring us to solve the problem.
We really don't know how the world works. We only perceive how the world works and our unique perception is based upon who we are and what we are aware of that is happening around us.

Here is a mental model to use in your world:

Beliefs influence perception.

Perception structures reality.

Reality suggests possibilities.

Possibilities generate choices.

Choices initiate actions.

Actions affect outcomes.

Outcomes impact beliefs.

Awareness facilitates change.

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