Increasingly, we’ve come to understand the important role emotional intelligence plays across contexts, disciplines, and the lifespan.
The need for a high or strong EQ is particularly relevant for ECE leaders.
Do you know how high your EQ is?
Begin to discover your EQ by considering which of the following statements is more true of you…
I am able to “stand alone in [my] decisions and beliefs despite fear of criticism and rejection”.
I work hard at “perfecting, pleasing, proving, and pretending, to avoid criticism and rejection.”
Quoted statements come from Brene Brown’s “Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone” 2017.
As you reflect on the two statements, can you see how the first is more in line with a leader who has a high EQ? This is a leader with an ability to be self-aware, self-regulated, and to engage in thoughts and actions which demonstrate situational awareness, social awareness, and a strong spiritual grounding.
Curious about your own EQ? The EQ of your staff?
Download my free EQ self-assessment, and continue to discover your strengths, emerging skills, and areas for growth and attention!
Disclaimer – while I’m an academic at heart, and unlike my work around authentic curriculum-based assessments, this self-assessment has not been empirically validated.
(I like to say it’s more like a Cosmo survey than the Myers-Briggs.)
The self-assessment is offered as a way to:
- engage in deeper self-reflection
- get to a change in practice
- kick off conversations between coaches and their clients, supervisors and their staff, etc.
- deliver professional development that builds trust and leadership skills
If you have feedback or comments, contact me at Kristie@Kristiepf.com.
Go here for more details on the EQ Quiz for ECE Leaders.
Show Notes from FB Live Broadcast
- FB Broadcast [video]
- Emotional intelligence resources by Dan Goleman [link]
- Part one of my blog series on EQ, which contains most of the resources shared [link]
- The Tree of Contemplative Practices [link]
- Asking honest open questions [link] [link]
- Mindful Inquires [shop] Free starter pack [pdf]
- Eco-Mapping activity [pdf]
- Self reflection framework by Laura Fish [blog]
- Free e-copy of “Emotional Intelligence” by Crystal Pirri and Mayra Porrata [pdf] Buy the book here.
- Free e-copy of “My True Feelings” by Mayra Porrata [pdf] Buy the book here.
- Free e-copy of “The Complete Guide to Mindful Habits” by Crystal Pirri [link]
- Workbook of Human Superpowers [link]
- WOOP Character Lab [link]
- Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown [link]
- Contemplative Practices in Higher Education [link]