#85 3 Game-Changing Techniques to Manage your Emotions and Revolutionise Your Leadership

The 360 Leadhership Podcast, Episode 85, 09 August 2023 by Lucy Gernon

Are your emotions limiting your leadership potential?

Are your emotions limiting your leadership potential?

Being a leader is exciting. You are surrounded by a diverse group of individuals who bring their unique backgrounds and perspectives to the table.

Let’s be honest, things can get unpredictable at times. But here’s the secret: when we appreciate the beauty and accept the differences around us, even if sometimes these differences may cause frustration, everything becomes easier.

In this episode, find out how you can effectively manage your emotions and revolutionise your leadership style. I share three game-changing techniques that will empower you to navigate this ‘zoo’ of emotions and become a more impactful and inspiring leader.

I’ve created a free checklist too that you can print and have in your diary for those days when emotions run high

. Download it here.

I’ve summarised them below for those of you who prefer to read but be sure to listen to the podcast where I dive into each technique even deeper:

1. Work on your own self-awareness

True transformation starts within yourself. By developing self-awareness, you can understand your reactions and triggers. Reflect on situations that evoke strong emotions like frustration, jealousy, or envy. Is it a colleague taking credit for others’ work? Dig deeper and explore the underlying causes.

2. Practise Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence, also known as EQ, is the ability to recognize, understand, and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. It’s a crucial leadership quality that allows you to lead with charisma, empathy, and a people-focused mindset.

To support you in developing your emotional intelligence, I’ve created a free checklist that you can access at signup.lucygernon.com/emotion. This checklist can be printed and kept as a handy reference when you find yourself in challenging situations. By practising emotional intelligence daily, you’ll be able to navigate emotions effectively and lead with purpose and vision.

3. Communicating like an adult

Effective communication starts with adopting an adult ego state, where you approach conversations in a logical, stable, and collaborative manner. This means putting on your big girl pants and actively listening to challenging characters without resistance. Instead of paddling against the current, which leads to unhappiness, allow yourself to flow with ease and openness. Try this mindset shift – it works!

Here’s the episode at a glance:

[04:10] How to Master the Art of Handling Difficult Personalities

[06:18] How identifying your triggers will revolutionise how you feel

[10:48] Why is emotional intelligence important for leaders?

[16:55] How to Unlock your leadership potential through of adult-to-adult communication

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