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A Coach's Guide to Emotional Intelligence: Strategies for Developing Successful Leaders by Marcia Hughes, James Bradford Terrell

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AWARENESS OF THE EMOTIONS OF OTHERS

Responsive awareness includes the key component of understanding the emotions of others. The emotional and social competencies most employed to accomplish this imperative skill are empathy and the willingness and ability to develop long-term friendships that have depth. Action seldom occurs in isolation. The fabric of our social and personally influential networks is vastly more connected than most of us realize. Remember the concept of six degrees of separation?
Thus, as we develop responsive awareness, we must choose our actions in recognition of the impact we have on others. This greatly ups the ante, as the poker term goes. It’s tricky work to really understand how we feel; now we’re saying it’s critical ...

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