Giving language to our emotions helps us to formulate plans and solve problems. However, when we get hooked by self-doubt, shame, fear, and anger, we then treat these emotions as facts. Viktor Frankl (author of Man's Search for Meaning) hypothesized that "everything can be taken from a person but one thing: to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's way". Understanding this framework will provide a platform through which the importance of emotional agility for leaders will be examined.

Topics Covered

Emotional Agility Overview

  • Emotional Agility defined
  • Values as underpinning emotions
  • Emotional hooks
  • How to manage your inner critic
  • Becoming aware of our internal biases
  • What you can do to overcome self-handicapping
  • Evaluate emotional agility

Leadership Agility Overview

  • Becoming a more focused and emotionally-agile leader
  • Four steps to leading for change
  • Finding your own values
  • Translating values into behaviors to build the right culture
  • How to manage disengaged employees
  • Top five impediments and strategies to being an emotionally agile organization
  • Five drivers of the Agile Model
  • Leadership agility in a VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity) world

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Understand why emotional agility is a critical skill set and mindset.
  • Distinguish between emotional intelligence and emotional agility.
  • Identify five levels of an emotionally agile leader.
  • Explain five drivers of the Agile Model.
  • Understand the central principles of Leadership Agility Coaching.
  • Break free from the tyranny of positivity.
  • Identify the four most common emotional hooks.
  • Understand your personal values and how they impact your emotions.
  • Adapt, when criticized by using the FIRE model-facts, interpretations, reactions, and ends.
  • Distinguish four essential movements for gaining emotional agility.
  • Appreciate the relevance of Leadership Agility for effectiveness.
  • Understand why leaders need to be emotionally agile.
  • Learn how to master inner challenges without being derailed.

Course Fee: $937.25
Duration (hours): 14
Discounts: McGill alumni and current students, as well as corporate groups of 3 or more participants, benefit from a 15% discount.

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