Emotional Resilience For Executives & Leaders

What is Emotional Resilience? Explore our Framework

Emotional Resilience is about choosing the thoughts, actions, feelings which enable us to function at our best. It is about developing the ability to adapt and bounce back when something difficult happens in our life.

Emotional resilience is, to a degree, something you’re born with. Some people, by nature, are less upset by changes and surprises – this can be seen from a young age, in fact often as a baby, and tends to remain a personality trait throughout life. However, emotional resilience is also related to some factors that aren’t under our control, such as our experiences, or perhaps exposure to stress or personal trauma.

Whatever we are trying to do, emotions are involved. We may want to connect with team member, plan a campaign or project, deal with difficult conflict or work colleague, coping with retirement or changes at work…..whatever it is emotions will always be involved.  Yet, dealing with emotions is something which can be difficult and we often feel unable to find solutions and end up feeling drained, ineffective and full of self-doubt.

At EI World, we help you explore and develop your own emotional resilience, which in turn will help you deal better with difficult situations. Our framework involves three steps.

Step 1: Understand where you sit on the six essential components of everyone’s personality

These six essentials components are:

  •    Self-Worth
  •    Self-Control
  •    Mood
  •    Empathy
  •    Understanding
  •    Caring.

Step 2: Learn five emotion-based skills

Once you have identified your natural level on each of the personality components above, you can then focus on learning five emotion-based skills. By learning these skills you will be learn to adjust and adapt to the situations you face.

  •    Shifting (emotions)
  •    Problem-Solving (emotions)
  •    Expressing (emotions)
  •    Group Empathy (to read emotions in group situations)
  •    Dialogue (talking about difficult emotions).

Step 3: Apply results

Once you are comfortable with steps 1 and 2, you can start to apply your newly acquired emotional resilience to the four Results areas of life – Energy, Thriving, Influence and Connection.

Our Emotional Resilience programmes and coaching programmes help you every step of the way through these three steps and onward so you can apply your learned emotional resilience to any situation. To find more about steps 1 to 3, contact EI World on +44(0)2035070270 or email us at info@eiworld.org.

Emotional Resilience by Geetu Bharwaney was published by Pearson.




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