Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence
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Course Date: 18 August 2014 to 13 October 2014 (8 weeks)
Emotional intelligence, hope, mindfulness, and compassion help a person reverse the damage of chronic stress and build great leadership relationships. The Positive and Negative Emotional Attractors inspire sustained, desired change and learning at many levels.
Richard E. Boyatzis is Distinguished
University Professor, and a Professor in the Departments of Organizational
Behavior, Psychology, and Cognitive Science at Case Western Reserve University
and Human Resources at ESADE. Using his Intentional Change Theory (ICT) and
complexity theory, he continues to research sustained, desired change at all
levels of human endeavor from individuals, teams, organizations, communities,
countries and global change. He is the author of more than 150 articles on leadership,
competencies, emotional intelligence, competency development, coaching, and management
education. His articles on coaching, since 2000, have included longitudinal
studies and now fMRI studies of coaching effectiveness. He
was ranked #9 Most Influential International Thinkers by an 11,000 HR Director
Survey in HR Magazine. His
books include: The Competent Manager;the international best-seller, Primal
Leadership with Daniel Goleman and Annie McKee (in 28 languages); Resonant Leadership, with Annie McKee
(in 18 languages); and Becoming a
Resonant Leader, with Annie McKee and Fran Johnston (in 7 languages). Professor Boyatzis has a BS in
Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT and a MS and Ph.D. in Social Psychology
from Harvard University.
Great leaders move us through our emotions. They establish a deep emotional
connection with others called resonance. Their own levels of emotional
intelligence allow them to create and nurture these resonant relationships.
They use their EI as a path to resonant leadership through mindfulness,
hope, compassion, and playfulness. Unfortunately, most people in leadership
and helping positions (i.e., doctors, teachers, coaches, etc.) lose their
effectiveness over time because of the cumulative damage from chronic stress.
But humans can renew themselves, neurologically, hormonally, and emotionally.
Based on decades of research into emotional intelligence competencies
and longitudinal studies of their development, the course will examine
resonance and developing "resonant leadership" capability, emotional
intelligence, and the experiences of mindfulness, hope, and compassion.
Using the latest in neuroscience, behavioral, organizational and psychological
research, participants will understand the theory, research, and experience
of the Positive Emotional Attractor that is an essential beginning to sustained,
desired change for individuals, teams, organizations and communities.
The course will consist of nine classes, with three or so
modules per class, to be taken over 8 weeks. Each module will consist of a
video, assigned and recommended readings, reflective exercises, writing in your
Personal Journal, and on-line, asynchronous discussions. Each class will have personal
learning assignments to use and tests of comprehension.
* Will I get a Statement of Accomplishment after completing this
Yes. Students who
successfully complete the class will receive a Statement of Accomplishment signed by
the instructor. If the student completes the 3 Action Learning Assignments
successfully, that Statement of Accomplishment will have “with Distinction.”
Signature Track is an option. Signature Track will provide you with an opportunity to add a higher level of identity verification your accomplishments earned through your coursework by earning a Verified Certificate.
* What resources will I need for this course?
For this course, all you need is an Internet connection, and the time
to read and discuss the exciting materials available online.
* What is the coolest thing about this course?
In this course, you will delve into the mysteries of the human experience
of leadership. You will learn how to overcome the ravages of chronic stress
to become more open to learning and change, and to renew your body and
mind (not to mention your heart and spirit). You will learn the theory,
research from management, psychology, education and medicine that facilitate
sustained, desired change.
* Will I be able to apply the
Yes, each module and class will include reflective exercises and action
learning assignments to help you understand and
experiment with the ideas at work and at home in your life. You will learn
techniques for renewal, inspiring hope and vision, engaging mindfulness,
spreading compassion and being playful – building your emotional intelligence
and improving your relationships!
* Will I be able to design possible research studies to build on the
Yes, the causal relationships developed through current and most recent
research will be explained. These will enable you to identify possible
research designs for your own future research.
* Is this course available in other languages?
The videos are recorded in English only, however there are Chinese and Russian subtitles available as Closed Captioning (CC) options.
ABOUT THE COURSE
Week 1: Class 1:
Resonant Leadership and the neuroscience behind it
Module 1.1: What is great
Module 1.2: Resonant leaders create experiences with the people around them of Hope, Compassion, Mindfulness, and Playfulness
Module 1.3: The
neuroscience of resonant leadership
Week 2: Class 2:
Renewal as an antidote to chronic stress
Module 2.1: Emotions are
Module 2.2: Stress and
Module 2.3: Strategies for
renewal and building resonant relationships
Week 3: Class 3:
Emotional Intelligence and its link to Leadership
Module 3.1: Emotional,
social, and cognitive intelligence competencies
Module 3.2: EI and SI in
various fields of work and they can be developed
Week 4: Class 4: Inspiring and Motivating Sustained Development, Growth and Learning
Module 4.1: People and
relationships who inspired you and Intentional Change Theory
Module 4.2: The Positive
(PEA) and Negative Emotional Attractors (NEA)
Week 5: Class 5: Coaching with Compassion to Inspire Sustained Learning and Development
Module 5.1: Doctor/Patient, teacher/student studies and neruological evidence of coaching to the PEA
Module 5.2: Survive and
Thrive – Balancing the PEA and NEA
Module 5.3: Practicing
conversations that inspire
Week 5: Class 6: Peer
Coaching: With a Little Help from My Friends
Module 6.1: Reviewing and
evaluating a Coaching with Compassion essay
Week 6: Class 7:
Inspiring Change through Hope and Vision – Discovery #1 in ICT
Module 7.1: The battle
between the Ideal Self and Ought Self
Module 7.2: Components of
the Ideal Self/Personal Vision
Module 7.3: Developing
your personal vision, including life and career stage
Week 7: Class 8: The
Multi-Level Nature of Sustained, Desired Change
Module 8.1: Multi-level
change: Resonant leadership and social identity groups
Module 8.2: Developing
Shared Vision in Teams and Organizations
Module 8.3: Recent
research on the impact of shared vision
Module 8.4: Team change
(Beatles versus Rolling Stones) and Developing social Identity (Trekkers and Apple Users)
Week 8: Class 9: The Real Self and Learning Agenda- Discoveries #2,3,4
Module 9.1: The Real Self versus the Faux Self and Learning Agenda (not a Performance Improvement Plan)
Module 9.2: Experimentation and Practice
Module 9.3: Review
This course is made up of nine classes. Each class has two to four modules.
Each module has a video, plus reflective exercises to be done during the
module and a personal learning assignment to follow the class. Students
are encouraged to maintain a personal journal of thoughts, observations
and experiences during the course. For the advanced Practicum Track, there
are 3 action learning assignments which involve you talking to others at
work, home, or other aspects of your life. For example, the action learning
assignment after Class 5 requires that you conduct two coaching sessions
and write a brief essay on them. If you choose this option, these will
be read and reviewed by a small group of classmates on-line. Students are
expected to offer their opinions, ideas and examples from the videos, readings,
personal and action learning exercises, and reflective exercises in on
line discussions. Each week will end with a quiz. The final grade
will be based on 5 Personal Learning Assignments (40%), 7 weekly exams
(20%), entries into the Discussion Forums (20%), and the Final exam (20%).
If a person completed the 3 Action Learning Assignments, they would earn
“With Distinction” on their Statement or Certificate.
Students should read the required readings either before or soon after
each unit, but in advance of the next module. Recommended and supplemental
readings can be read at any time throughout the course.