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Monday, April 14, 2008

A Learning Model For Emotional Intelligence

“Emotional intelligence is best understood and learned when organized and framed around specific emotional skills”

Emotional intelligence is a learned ability needed to understand, use, and express human emotions in a healthy and skilled manner. However, emotional experience and expression are unique to each person. No one else in the world thinks, expresses feelings, chooses behaviors, and acts in the same way as you do or as we do. Consequently, any learning model for developing emotional intelligence must address this unique human quality.

The Success Profiler, which is used in the Anderson & Anderson® Executive Coaching Model, addresses this uniqueness in a positive and direct way. Long-term and continuing research has confirmed that self-assessed personal and emotional skills are vital to personal health. The heart of The Success Profiler is the Personal Skills Map, a positive assessment of 13 emotional skill areas, and positive personal change that is organized around key competencies and performance areas.

The Success Profiler respects and uses what the individual thinks, feels, and believes about self-directed learning and deigns an instructional play to develop emotional skills. The Personal Skills Map is not a test to measure emotional intelligence. The results are not so much for others to diagnose a person, label a person, or otherwise describe a person in ways that he/she does not believe or support. The Personal Skills Map is an authentic assessment and learning process that the “individual” directs for personal learning, growth, and development.

The Success Profiler consists of four easy learning steps:

1) Exploring Emotional Intelligence Skills.
2) Understanding Emotional Skills.
3) Selecting Action Strategies.
4) Developing and Practicing Emotional Skills.

At the end of the Coaching, the client is given a post test to determine the level of change in each of the 13 emotional skill areas. He or she is followed for 6 months in bi-monthly phone sessions.

George Anderson, MSW, BCD, CAMF, CEAP
Diplomate, American Association of Anger Management Providers
Anderson & Anderson®, The Trusted Name in Anger Management


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