Aug 14th 2017

Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence (Coursera)

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.

Course 1 of 5 in the Inspired Leadership Specialization.



Week 1: Resonant Leadership and the Neuroscience Behind It

Great leaders moves people through resonant relationships. Resonant relationships occur when the leader and the people around them are in sync or in tune. These relationships are characterized by the shared experience of vision and hope, compassion and caring, and mindfulness. and how people can be inspired to change and inspire change in others. We demonstrate. We explore the neuroscience behind resonant and dissonant leadership, in terms of the default mode and task positive networks.

Graded: Reflection: PLA #1 (Module 1.1) Leaders Who Brought Out the Best in You

Graded: Test for Understanding: Week 1 Quiz


Week 2: Renewal As an Antidote to Chronic Stress

We examine the effects of emotional contagion, both positive and negative on relationship. We examine the psychological and physiological process with which our bodies and minds experience stress and how it hinders openness to new ideas, people and emotions. Chronic annoying stress causes cognitive, emotional and perceptual impairment. We examine the Parasympathetic Nervous System, the bodies only way to ameliorate the effects of stress and renew. We examine how hope/vision, compassion, mindfulness and playfulness both build resonant relationships and enable us to renew.

Graded: Test for Understanding: Week 2 Quiz


Week 3: Emotional Intelligence and Its Link to Leadership

Emotional, social and cognitive intelligence competencies are the drivers of effective leadership, management and professional jobs. We review the research in private, public and non-profit sector jobs in many countries of the world.

Graded: Test for Understanding: PLA #6 - Coding Quiz/ Incident #5

Graded: Apply Skills: ALA #1: Me at My Best

Graded: Test for Understanding: Week 3 Quiz


Week 4: Inspiring and Motivating Sustained Development, Growth and Learning

Intentional Change Theory and decades of longitudinal research showing how it creates sustained, desired change is introduced. Learners examine who and how people have helped them grow in the past and link it to future possibilities. We explore the Positive and Negative Emotional Attractors (PEA and NEA), which are states that enable change, and help us become open to it. We need the NEA to survive and the PEA to strive and flourish.

Graded: Reflection: PLA #7 (Module 4.1) Who Helped Me Most?

Graded: Test for Understanding: Week 4 Quiz


Week 5: Coaching with Compassion to Inspire Sustained Learning and Development & Peer Coaching: With a Little Help from my Friends

This week we examine the PEA and the NEA in depth in terms of emotional, relational and neurological factors. We examine the type of conversations that inspire the PEA in others and why we call this coaching with compassion.e

Graded: Test for Understanding: PLA #9B PLA Quiz

Graded: Apply Skills: ALA #2 Coaching with Compassion


Week 6: Inspiring Change through Hope and Vision – Discovery #1 in ICT

This week we explore all of the five the phases of Intentional Change Theory in depth: how we distinguished the Ideal Self from the Ought Self. We examine life and career stages, how to know when you are in mid-life crises.

Graded: Reflection: PLA #10a (Module 7.2) Components of Ideal Self/Personal Vision

Graded: Reflection: PLA #10b (Module 7.3) Developing Your Personal Vision


Week 7: The Multilevel Nature of Sustained, Desired Change

Following on from last week's modules, this week we turn to change at the team and organizational level. We outline how resonant leadership and the establishment of and membership in social identity groups can facilitate change in dyads, teams, organizations, communities, countries and even global change. We will review recent research documenting the effectiveness of developing shared vision.

Graded: Apply Skills: ALA #3: Shared Vision

Graded: Test for Understanding: Week 7 Quiz


Week 8: The Real Self and Learning Agenda – Discoveries #2, 3, 4 in ICT

In our final week, we examine the remaining elements of Intentional Change Theory: drawing a distinction between The Real Self and Faux Self, establishing a learning agenda, and emphasizing the value of experimentation and practice in shaping and re-shaping our visions. We conclude with a review of the course and the summary of the materials covered to date.

Graded: Test for Understanding: Final Exam

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