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EQ and Leadership In Asia: Using Emotional Intelligence To Lead And Inspire Your People

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Increase your emotional intelligence, build a better workplace

Emotional intelligence is crucial for business leadership, and nowhere is that more true than in Asia, where emotions are particularly likely to be concealed during daily business interactions. Emotions can be a major asset for leaders if properly understood, and a source of significant disruption if they are ignored. EQ and Leadership in Asia provides business leaders in Asia with the keys to using emotions as allies as they face practical business challenges.

Presenting emotional intelligence in a clear, straightforward manner that anyone can understand, the book shows what it can accomplish, why it matters, and how to systematically improve your ability to understand emotions. Looking at the real challenges that leaders in Asia have to face every day and exploring how emotional intelligence can be used in each instance, this compelling book is essential reading for leaders who want to inspire and influence their coworkers and lead their companies to greater success.

  • Explains the key concepts of emotional intelligence and its particular importance for those in leadership positions

  • Explores why understanding emotion is particularly important for Asian leaders

  • Provides practical examples of emotional intelligence techniques in action in real-world situations

A guide to emotional intelligence designed for people working in leadership positions in Asia, EQ and Leadership In Asia is the only book you need to harness emotion in order to create a better workplace.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Contents
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Preface
  7. Part One: Understanding Emotional Intelligence in Asia
    1. Chapter 1: Does It Make Sense to Write About EI in Asia?
    2. Chapter 2: EI and Why It Matters in Asia
      1. What is Emotional Intelligence?
      2. Why Does Emotional Intelligence Matter for Leaders?
      3. EI and Business Performance: Results from Academic Research
      4. Why EI is Particularly Crucial in Asia
      5. Practice Time
      6. Notes
    3. Chapter 3: The Various Facets of EI: Four Areas to Develop
      1. No Fixed and Universal Definition . . .
      2. One Simple and Useful Model
      3. Which Dimension is Most Important?
      4. Think of Your Strengths, Not Only of Your Weaknesses
      5. Notes
    4. Chapter 4: EI Is Not about Being Nice and Sweet
      1. A Deeper Look At The Importance of Beliefs
      2. Practice Time
      3. Note
    5. Chapter 5: Asia’s Contribution to EI: The Power of Paradox
      1. The Art of Paradoxes in Asian Thinking
      2. Gifts From The Way of TAO
      3. What Makes The Way of TAO Interesting to The Field of EI?
      4. A Common thread in These Three Paradoxes
      5. Notes
    6. Chapter 6: Using Both Masculine and Feminine Energies
      1. Masculine And Feminine Energy Defined
      2. Finding Your Optimal Combination
      3. Where Are You?
      4. Developing Versatility
      5. One-Sided Focus
      6. Notes
    7. Chapter 7: Four Steps to Develop Your Emotional Intelligence
      1. First Step: Assessing Your Present Level of Emotional Intelligence
      2. Second Step: Selecting Behaviors
      3. Third Step: Practicing With Support
      4. Fourth Step: Assessing Your Progress
      5. Notes
  8. Part Two: Using Emotions as Allies in Practical Leadership Challenges
    1. Chapter 8: Choosing to Use Emotions as Allies
      1. Emotions in Chinese Leadership
      2. Emotions As Resources For A Leader
      3. Developing Emotional Fluency: Keeping An Emotion Log
      4. Practice Time
      5. Practice Time
      6. Notes
    2. Chapter 9: Preventing Damaging Emotional Outbursts
      1. Is Anger Useful?
      2. Move Away Or Move Toward?
      3. Prevention And Treatment
      4. Preventing Emotional Hijacking: Catching The Wave Early
      5. Emotional Expression
      6. Full Focus On Breathing
      7. In And Out Of The Room
      8. Dealing With The Top Of The Wave
      9. Game Over!
      10. Notes
    3. Chapter 10: Using Emotions to Create High Engagement
      1. Making People Feel Understood
      2. Identifying What People Feel
      3. Practice Time
      4. Practicing The Acknowledgment Muscle
      5. Firing Up Useful Emotions
      6. Any Useful Emotions Around?
      7. Clarifying Your Vision
      8. Tearing Off Our Emotional Masks
      9. Emotional Masks
      10. Notes
    4. Chapter 11: EI for Getting Things Done and Making Tough Decisions
      1. Dealing With Demands For Empathy
      2. Boundaries And Expectations
      3. Enforcement Practice
      4. Dealing With Requests For Support
      5. Masters of No
      6. Practice Time
      7. Practice Time
      8. Notes
    5. Chapter 12: Emotions as Keys for a Way out of Conflict
      1. A Structured Methodology For Defusing Conflict
      2. Practice Time
      3. Practice Time
      4. Notes
    6. Chapter 13: Emotions to Lead Your Team to the High-Performance Zone
      1. Three Main Objections
      2. Practice Time
    7. Chapter 14: Emotions and Intuition for Effective Decision Making
      1. Minding Your Emotions
      2. Decision Practice With Emotion
      3. Decision Practice With Energy
      4. The Wisdom of Intuition
      5. A First Experience of Seeking Intuition
      6. Notes
    8. Chapter 15: Conclusion
  9. Review of Books
  10. Bibliography
  11. Index