“Mindfulness should no longer be considered a "nice-to-have" for executives. It's a "must-have": a way to keep our brains healthy, to support self-regulation and effective decision-making capabilities, and to protect ourselves from toxic stress. It can be integrated into one's religious or spiritual life, or practiced as a form of secular mental training. When we take a seat, take a breath, and commit to being mindful, particularly when we gather with others who are doing the same, we have the potential to be changed.“
- Christina Congleton, Britta K. Hölzel, and Sara W. Lazar in the Harvard Business Review
Emotional intelligence is the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to manage interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. Emotional intelligence is the key to both personal and professional success.
Emotionally intelligent and mindful leaders inspire their people. They model leadership qualities such as authenticity, compassion, empathy, grit, positivity, respect, self-awareness and trust. They are collaborative, team players fluent in conversational intelligence.
Becoming a more emotionally intelligent and mindful leader is completely under your control. Unlike innate characteristics such as your intelligence (IQ), EQ is a flexible skill that can be learned with practice.
The following are 3 key behaviors that emotionally intelligent and mindful leaders engage in that helps make them leaders with the conduct and character worth following.
Emotionally intelligent leaders are transparent and vulnerable. They have mastered three key skills: clear vision, formulating sound strategies and finding approaches that inspire others to act.
1. They’re Positive
Emotionally intelligent and mindful leaders maintain a positive outlook. They have a growth mindset, and co-create a positive vision of the future with purpose and passion. Envisioning your best possible future helps you persevere and provides hope and energy.
2. They’re Calm Under Pressure
Emotionally intelligent and mindful leaders are resilient and take things in stride. They savor success without letting it go to their heads, and they readily acknowledge failure without getting mired in it. They model grit learning from both and move forward.
3. They’re Generous
Emotionally intelligent and mindful leaders are generous with whom they know, what they know, and willingly share resources. They want you to succeed more than anything else because they understand that this is their responsibility as a leader. They’re confident enough to know your success is their success.
Putting It All Together
High emotional intelligence and mindfulness results from learnable personal and interpersonal skills that are crucial to your professional success. Develop these three emotional agility and mindful leadership habits with an executive coach, and watch your emotional intelligence and mindfulness elevate to new levels.
...About Dr. Maynard Brusman
Dr. Maynard Brusman
Consulting Psychologist and Executive Coach|
Trusted Leadership Advisor
Emotional Intelligence & Mindful Leadership Workplace Expert
Dr. Maynard Brusman is a consulting psychologist and executive coach. He is the president of Working Resources, a leadership consulting and executive coaching firm. We specialize in helping San Francisco Bay Area companies develop emotionally intelligent and mindful leaders.
Maynard is a highly sought-after speaker and workshop leader. He facilitates leadership retreats in Northern California and Costa Rica.
“Maynard Brusman is one of the foremost coaches in the United States. He utilizes a wide variety of assessments in his work with senior executives and upper level managers, and is adept at helping his clients both develop higher levels of emotional intelligence and achieve breakthrough business results. As a senior leader in the executive coaching field, Dr. Brusman brings an exceptional level of wisdom, energy, and creativity to his work.” — Jeffrey E. Auerbach, Ph.D., President, College of Executive Coaching
The Society for Advancement of Consulting (SAC) awarded rare "Board Approved" designations in the specialties of Executive Coaching and Leadership Development. Alan Weiss, Ph.D., President, Summit Consulting Group
Are you an executive leader who wants to be more effective at work and get better results?
Did you know that research has demonstrated, that the most effective leaders model high emotional intelligence, and that EQ can be learned? It takes self-awareness, empathy, and compassion to become a more emotionally intelligent leader.
Emotionally intelligent and mindful leaders inspire people to become fully engaged with the vision and mission of their company. Mindful leadership starts from within.
I am a consulting psychologist and executive coach. I believe coaching is a collaborative process of providing people with the resources and opportunities they need to self manage, develop change resiliency and become more effective. Utilizing instrumented assessments - clients set clear goals, make optimal use of their strengths, and take action to create desired changes aligned with personal values.
I have been chosen as an expert to appear on radio and TV, MSNBC, CBS Health Watch and in the San Francisco Chronicle, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Time, Forbes and Fast Company.
Over the past thirty-five years, I have coached hundreds of leaders to improve their leadership effectiveness.
After only 6 months, one executive coaching client reported greater productivity, and more stress resiliency helping her company improve revenues by 20%. While this may depend on many factors most of my clients report similar satisfaction in their EQ leadership competence leading to better business results.
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