Our thoughts require intellectual labor, our actions require emotional labor. Our self confidence is developed as we add authenticity and emotional intelligence to our toolbox of skills and behaviors.
The mind is incapable of knowing what the heart wants. Embracing the needs of both is the key to better results in every area of performance. We have been trained and incentivized to do intellectual labor but this is not true of emotional labor. In today's rapidly changing global economy emotional labor is worth far more than the intellectual labor and compliance habits taught during the previous industrial age. There is a big difference between knowing what to do and doing what you know.
Emotional labor is the most difficult type of work to perform and the easiest to avoid. We have ever been incentivized or trained to do this type of work. Emotional labor has the greatest results multiplier effect on intellectual labor. It has the ability to reduce drama, chaos and conflict while increasing employee and customer engagement. Self-confidence is only one of eighteen unique emotional intelligence competences that can be developed and strengthened through this process.
The following comments are from Ken Gans.
Ken is the Senior Manager, IT Strategic Planning at Hitachi High Technologies America.
Are you placing limits on your results? To be honest, before I started the Master of Business Leadership system I had not put much thought into such a question. After going through the program, I can personally answer a resounding YES. Whether I knew it or not, my thoughts, words and actions were limiting my results. Take that a step further and they were actually getting in the way of my ability to express who I truly am, my authentic self. If you want to be a more authentic, emotionally intelligent leader, uncover who you really are and share your talents by serving others.
Sounds easy doesn’t it. I have spent quite a bit of my professional career reading countless books and articles on authenticity and participating in many courses on becoming a leader and have come to the realization that the path is quite short. The issue is having the wisdom to locate the path. I use the term “locate” instead of find as it is already within each and every one of us. The MBL program has helped me to locate my path.
I know this is a lifelong process and I am making a continual effort to utilize the MBL program tools and insights. I say this to let you know that the MBL program is not a “quick fix”. Changing what you have become takes time. I have tried other ways with only temporary, limited success. Lasting success takes a lifelong commitment. If you are looking for a “No Limit” results oriented leadership system, you have come to the right place. I believe this will assist you in your future actions and results, but it’s your choice. It always has been.
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