EI. I’m sure you’ve heard the phrases in the last decades and some may be familiar with what it means. But sometimes understanding how to “be” emotionally intelligent is a little vague. Let me illustrate through another context with a quote I read on Facebook. “When working with horses, good advice is if you are annoyed, frustrated, angry, you are no longer ‘training’.” The same applies to managing and leading!
When you can keep a cool head, be self-aware, while communicating you will demonstrate more “EI” or “emotional effectiveness,” according to Cathy Morris, EQ-I 2.0 trainer in Austin. You can learn and test yourself just being around horses, first. They are even more sensitive than your employees, since they are prey animals and ever tuned to their environment. Horses are being used to teach medical students to increase the students’ sensitivity with their patients. Horses are “transparent and honest” according to Stanford Medicine News Center. And as Mark Rashid says, “Horses never lie.” Humans are often less self aware of their demeanor, attitude, and feelings than the horses detect. You can learn from the horses feedback while interacting with them at our experiential, interactive team and leadership course.
If you're interested in experiencing this first hand, come join us for one of our demos this spring: https://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-qeiMRGNd/ - you're welcome to attend on your own, and if you think it might be a good fit for your team you can talk with me afterwards about booking a custom session.