This week on Mindful Social I talk with Christine Comaford about her newest book: Power Your Tribe. The book hits home on a lot of levels, particularly when we’re talking about creating a safe space for growth, energy, and creativity in the workplace. Listen up!
Here’s an excerpt from the book on the concept of emotional agility:
Change and Growth Require Emotional Agility
What if I told you that a bird doesn’t need its wings to fly from A to B? Or that it doesn’t need to flap its wings to fly? You’d think I was being preposterous.
Wings for a bird are like emotions for human beings. Life is an emotional experience. Work is an emotional experience. Human beings navigate with their emotions. Emotions are the wings that get us from A to B. Without them, we can’t fly. The greatest highs, lows, triumphs, and fears all come from emotional experience. Emotions are a large part of how we experience the world, each other, and ourselves. And emotional agility is how well we use our wings to fly.
Christine has created a tool for understanding where we are during our day in an emotional sense and walks us through some great frameworks on how to re-frame how we see and respond through understanding and regulating our emotions.
Click the image of the wheel below to learn how to regulate your emotional state in just a few steps.
Learn more about her work, her retreat this September on ancient wisdom and connecting to the natural world, and be sure to visit the Smart Tribes Institute for her assessments, infographics, videos and more.
For over 30 years leadership and culture coach Christine Comaford has helped organizations navigate growth and change. She specializes in applied neuroscience, which helps her clients achieve tremendous results in record time. An entrepreneur who has built and sold five companies with an average ROI of 700 percent, she was a software engineer in the early days of Microsoft and Apple. Christine is a human behavior expert, a leadership columnist for Forbes.com, and the New York Times bestselling author of Power Your Tribe, SmartTribes and Rules for Renegades. She has been named one of the Top 50 Human Behavior Experts to Follow and one of the Global Employee Engagement Influencers.
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