Fourth Age Communiqué - Leadership for the rest of us

Monday, May 31, 2004

The EI Model

Emotional Self-Awareness

  • Improvement in recognizing and naming own emotions
  • Better able to understand the causes of feelings
  • Recognizing the difference between feelings and actions

Managing Emotions

  • Better frustration tolerance and anger management
  • Fewer verbal put-downs, fights, and classroom disruption
  • Better able to express anger appropriately, without fighting
  • Less aggressive or self-destructive behavior
  • More positive feelings about self, school, and family
  • Better at handling stress
  • Less loneliness and social anxiety

Harnessing Emotions Productively

  • Better able to take another person's perspective
  • Improved empathy and sensitivity to others' feelings

Handling Relationships

  • Increased ability to analyze and understand relationships
  • Better at resolving conflicts and negotiating disagreements
  • Better at solving problems in relationships
  • More assertive and skilled at communicating
  • More popular and outgoing; friendly and involved with peers
  • More concerned and considerate
  • More "pro-social" and harmonious in groups
  • More sharing, cooperation, and helpfulness
  • More democratic in dealing with others


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