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Emotional Intelligence and Neuroscience

Neuroscience is the study of our nervous system, with the primary focus being the brain. And it is a multidisciplinary subject. There is a close relationship between the studies Neuroscience and Emotional intelligence.

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Overview of Emotional Intelligence
This video is part of course module number 1.4.3
Program 1: Managing Yourself
Course 4: Emotional Intelligence
Section 3: Applying Emotional Intelligence

Other videos in this section include:
🎬 Cognitive Reappraisal: How to Control Negative Thoughts https://youtu.be/2H3uj-Nih0k

In the academic world, neuroscience is the study of the properties and behaviors of the whole nervous system. As well as the brain, it also includes everything the brain connects to your spinal cord and your central and peripheral nervous systems.

we aren’t neuroscientists, nor academics. We want to learn about the bits that will help us manage and lead people. A useful working definition in our context is:

Neuroscience is about understanding how the brain works, so we can learn to control our responses, manage behaviors, and make resourceful choices.

A large part of Emotional Intelligence is about gaining control over your instinctive emotional reactions.

In her book, Neuroscience for Project Success (https://geni.us/dMFfrkD), Carole Osterweil offers us a powerful way of thinking about Emotional Intelligence in terms of your Thinking Brain and your Emotional Brain.

When we looked at emotional intelligence, we saw four principal components. Osterwieil maps the state of your thinking brain onto these four domains.

1. Self-awareness
This is about becoming aware of the extent to which your Thinking Brain is fully online, or partially overpowered by your emotional brain.

2. Self-regulation
So, once you are aware of the balance of Thinking and Emotion, self-regulation is about your ability to bring your Thinking Brain more to the fore; more β€˜online’. And, once you have done that, keep it online.
3. Social awareness
Next, you can turn your attention to the people around you. You will only get the best from them when their thinking brains are fully online. Social awareness allows you to gauge this.

4. Social skills
Finally, social skills are all about understanding how – often in challenging situations – you can bring their Thinking Brains online, and keep them online.

1. How does the concept of bringing your (or their) thinking brain ‘on line’ help you to think about the key ideas of Emotional Intelligence? (2 MC CPD Points)
2. How well does Osterweil’s model matches your own experience? (2 MC CPD Points)

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πŸ“– Emotional Intelligence: Why it Can Matter More Than IQ
πŸ“– Working with Emotional Intelligence
πŸ“– The New Leaders: Transforming the Art of Leadership
πŸ“– Emotional Intelligence: Build Strong Social Skills and Improve Your Relationships
πŸ“– Emotional Intelligence Pocketbook: Little Exercises for an Intuitive Life
πŸ“– EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional Intelligence

Neuroscience for project success: Why people behave as they do: Carole Osterweil https://geni.us/dMFfrkD

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00:00 – Neuroscience
00:22 – What is Neuroscience?
00:52 – We aren’t neuroscientists
01:34 – Emotional Intelligence and emotional control
02:13 – Neuroscience for Project Success
02:52 – Self Awareness
03:05 – Self Regulation
03:32 – Social Awareness
03:54 – Social Skills
04:23 – Recommendation

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Cognitive Reappraisal: How to Control Negative Thoughts
Social Skills: What are they and How to Build Them
Social Awareness: What is it and How to Build it
Self Motivation: What is it and How to Build it
Self Regulation: What is it and How to Build It
Self Awareness: What is it and How to Build it
Critical Assessment of Emotional Intelligence: The Cases For and Against
The Salovey & Mayer Model of Four Emotional Intelligence Abilities
The Daniel Goleman Model of Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Quotient (EQ): The Reuven Bar-On model of Emotional Intelligence
Howard Gardner: Emotional Intelligence in the Multiple Intelligences Model
Emotional Intelligence at Work: Why is it Important?
Introduction to Emotional Intelligence

Mike Clayton

About Mike Clayton 

Dr Mike Clayton is a (former) Project Manager and now a management educator. Having trained thousands of people at live workshops, seminars, and conferences, he now delivers training mainly via video. He has 14 books with international publishers and runs two successful YouTube channels. He is also the founder of OnlinePMCourses.com

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