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Managing emotions is an illusion.

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instead, you can create and transmit emotions as a way to increase freedom.

Emotions are fuel used by human beings to make decisions and choices. But, when it comes to emotion in teams we often treat them as a byproduct of team activity or we pay attention to them only when it seems that any other “rational approach” fails (usually in conflicts). Only at that point we start talking about “managing” emotions. This session propose ways to use emotions effectively to fuel every moment of team activities. Forget managing and start using them. Teams are systems too complex for applying mechanistic rules but not enough complex for applying statistic approaches. This leaves team coaches with the problem of finding tools capable of navigating team performance complexities. In this session I propose that effective, consistent and pervasive use of emotions can boost  team performance and help to keep the performance at a costant level. My goal in this session is to provoke fresh thoughts about the role of emotions in team performance. We’ll see how emotions are necessary to understand any team development process model and we’ll apply them to well known team development models. We’ll experiment with a basic set of team protocols capable of activating and processing emotional information in a team.

I don’t want to be inspired anymore. Inspiration is cheap.

I don’t want to be inspired anymore. Inspiration is cheap.

Girl With Bag On Head Hiding Her Identity

Jamie Varon does a great job in this Matter post. Read it, it’s my best advice as a coach, said very well by Jamie. This should be the starting point for any life coach.

Happy or Sad or Whatever summer!

 

Escape top emotional intelligence traps and hack team culture

Escape top emotional intelligence traps and hack team culture

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What happens to emotional IQ in a team? Answer is in the way we use language and body to create our experience and culture.

In this session I discuss the way we use our language and our bodies when we want to achieve something. I will propose that anything we want achieve,as an individual or as a team, is always achieved in a relational space and that the precondition for any kind of achievement stays in consciously working inside the relationship and needs a basic ingredient: integrity. Integrity is easily defined but difficultly gained and kept, mainly because of the eleven misconceptions we will address in the session.

We will learn how to connect emotional intelligence theory with clean linguistic and cognitive practices. We’ll experiment simple techniques to leverage emotions in any goal-oriented setting, be it their work, their teamwork or their relationships. Also we’ll learn to convert common misconceptions about emotions in powerful, mindset changing behaviors.

Why coaching works

Why coaching works

Life in perspective: The flight of an arrow

Life in perspective: The flight of an arrow

R.H. Stoddard

Last week a client asked me why I chosed the slogan “Life’s an arrow’s flight” for my coaching practice, so I thought that maybe the explanation is worth sharing.

“Life’s an arrow’s flight” is a verse from a lyric by the American poet Richard Henry Stoddard. Before my client’s question, I knew anything about him continue

Coaching GROWS!

Coaching GROWS!

The 2012 ICF’s study on coaching i out! It depicts a profession that GROWS! Check it out here