Leading with EQ

 How to Positively Influence Others?

Please pay attention to the subheading of the blog. There are two words that are important – Positively & Influence. Let’s discuss each. Often when we talk about influencing people it can come across as some shady tactic or behaviour for manipulation. However, consider this. You are crossing a bridge and you see someone ready to jump off. You stop your car and approach the person. You start talking to them. You use the power of effective communication and emotional intelligence to influence that person to change their mind. Is this influence bad? No, it is lifesaving and also necessary.

As leaders, we lead people in our teams, families and communities. And sometimes, in order to help them, you must influence them. Another point to note is that we are talking about influence and not control. We can never control someone; we can only influence them by using communication and emotional intelligence. All great leaders had the...

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Leadership & Communication

communication leadership Dec 27, 2021
We all understand the world differently. You put two people in the same room and they would come out having different experiences.
So to live a meaningful life, it is paramount that you understand beyond what you can see. And it is particularly important to understand other person's world when communicating to them, if you want the communication to be effective.
Here's a way to understand this using 3 different schools of thought
π—‘π—Ÿπ—£: We all create our own maps of the world. Every second our brain gets 2 million bits of information, but our conscious mind can only process 134 bits. And to do so we delete, distort, and generalize. So the Map is not the territory and what you see is a 'deleted, distorted and generalized' version of reality and not 'the reality'.
π—£π—Ώπ—Άπ—»π—°π—Άπ—½π—Ήπ—²π˜€ 𝗼𝗳 π—£π˜€π˜†π—°π—΅π—Όπ—Ήπ—Όπ—΄π˜†: Our thoughts are projected on our consciousness. And based on our quality of thoughts and level of consciousness we see the world differently. Imagine you are in a glass...
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