This powerful Wisdom Destination™ is designed for helping people improve their ability to master high stakes conversations at work and in life. When collecting data on the behaviors of highly emotionally intelligent leaders, we have come to learn that their goal when interacting with others is to reach “alignment,” not always to reach agreement or to end with disagreement. One of the ways that successful people accomplish this goal, is by carefully preparing for each important conversation and meeting prior to the engagement.
We use this word, alignment, to represent a state of emotional and intellectual congruency (or mutual understanding) with others. Alignment is far more powerful than agreement. Alignment is about harnessing respect and compassion for others. It is achieved by obtaining a deeper appreciation of the dialogue habits and patterns we tend to fall into, the intensity of our feelings and reactions, and an understanding on how to effectively manage emotions (of oneself and others). Each of these elements shapes the way in which we experience the social dimension of our life.
This Wisdom Destination™ offers several tools and key techniques to help you sharpen your emotional management skills. It includes step-by-step instructions on the best way to prepare yourself for important conversations and meetings. This Wisdom Destination™ also includes an online assessment (the Interpersonal Dialogue Profile), and a copy of your personal results.
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Susan Steinbrecher, business consultant, licensed mediator and speaker, is CEO of Steinbrecher and Associates, Inc., a management consulting firm that provides professional-development services in the areas of executive coaching, group facilitation, and leadership training. She is an Inc.com columnist and has been a featured expert on MSNBC’s Your Business, The New York Times and is an Entrepreneur.com and Huffington Post contributor. Susan is also the co-author with Robert Schaefer, Ph.D. of the new book Meaningful Alignment: Mastering Emotionally Intelligent Interactions at Work and in Life, and Heart-Centered Leadership: Lead Well, Live Well and author of the Amazon bestselling book KENSHO: A Modern Awakening.
Robert Schaefer, Ph.D., Vice President of Client Services, has been with Steinbrecher and Associates, Inc. since 2005 as an Organizational Development (OD) consultant, executive coach, leadership development expert, statistical analyst, research scholar, workshop facilitator, and training systems designer. Robert is a renowned expert in the assessment and diagnostic debrief of ability-based emotional intelligence, individual and team conflict styles, and the impact of mood and emotions in the workplace.