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Developing Emotional Intelligene, our upcoming events en this week coaching tips

Posted on May 7, 2018 at 3:05 AM

In this week’s blog (7th – 13th of May) we will expand on WHY it is becoming more and more important to pay attention to the need to develop Emotional Intelligence in a world where we are dealing with increasing waves of external changes on top of our already existing local challenges; we will invite you to our next Master Your Mind session on the 17th of May; we will invite you to a workshop mastermind session starting on the 29th of May till the 3rd of July discussing the book 'The Tools' and we will end with some personal tips as video-links to uplift you. Every day we will upload one of these links on our Facebook.com/share2uplift page.

The need to develop Emotional Intelligence, another of 3 vital behaviors (keystone habit)

What is Emotional Intelligence? According to Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves it is: “…is the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously (prudently) and empathetically…”. We firmly belief that we need to emphasize the need for focusing on the development of Emotional Intelligence. Our experiences up to now has been, that in our Educational System and in organizations in Curaçao, this focus on the development of Emotional Intelligence is almost non-existent. And if we want people to interact with one another better then they are doing now, we need to prioritize EQ-development as soon as possible.


The world is changing rapidly. "We don’t live in an era of changes, we are living in a changing era." – Professor Jan Rotmans. The Center of Curriculum Redesign refers to these changes as “combinatorial changes”, that is accelerating change. These changes are not only exponential changes, but they are also “combinatorial”, which means they are on top of each others.

Check this link to get a deeper understanding by futurist Keynote Speaker Gerd Leonhard – YouTube. There are 28 of these new developments like Artificial Intelligence, 3D printing, Renewable energy, Internet of things, Cognitive systems, Nanotechnology, Robotics, Digital Money, Blockchain, that are all happening at the same time. TESLA with Eon Musk as their CEO is an example of a company who knows how to work with all these combinatorial changes. They are not a car company, but a mobility company; they are an energy company and they are in the solar business; they want to redo our grit, they are in all of these businesses that are on the cutting edge of new developments.

In a presentation in February 2018 of Professor Michio Kaku described (Earth 2.0) what life will look like in twenty years for now. Check these links futurism.com/michio-kaku-life-20-years-future/ illustrated in this Infographic Click to View Full Infographic or go to this link futurism.com/images/things-to-come-a-timeline-of-future-technology-infographic/

Given this new era we are living in, we have searched for what others sources have to say on how education must prepare students for these upcoming changes.

“There is now a pressing need for education to reward human skills including expression, communication, collaboration and emotional awareness. The best person for the job in the technological age might not be the cleverest or the quickest thinker. It’ll be the person who can demonstrate emotional intelligence and work well with others.” “Currently education is testing things machines can do, such as memory recall and speed writing, but we don’t measure the things that machines can’t do. The assessment system measures what’s easy to measure and ignore what’s important,” said Brown-Martin. It is now more important than ever that education cultivates the one thing machines will never be able to do: be humanwww.studyinternational.com/news/education-prepare-students-work-alongside-ai/

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella attributes his success at Microsoft to this one trait www.cnbc.com/2018/02/26/microsoft-ceo-satya-nadella-attributes-his-success-to-this-one-trait.html

"Empathy is only developed through your life's experience. It's not something that's really endowed on you," Nadella said on a recent episode of WNYC "Freakonomics Radio" podcast. "[With] every passing mistake you make, you develop more of a sense of being able to see life through other people's eyes. "Empathy, he argued, can "make you a more effective parent, more effective colleague and a more effective partner." Empathy is crucial not only to personal success but also in business, says the Microsoft CEO.

“I overvalued intelligence”: Bill Gates | LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/pulse/i-overvalued-intelligence-bill-gates-sidharath-tuli/ In this article by Sidharath Tuli says: “Remember it requires enormous self-awareness, empathy and self-control to have high Emotional Quotient. Not surprisingly, the current CEO at Microsoft, Satya Nadella and a successor to Bill Gates has made empathy a foundational pillar of his leadership style. In his recent book – Hit Refresh, Satya Nadella talks about how humans and their unique qualities, like empathy, would become more important in a world constantly being disrupted by technology. For Nadella, empathy is the touchstone of leadership, a living experience that he has imbibed bringing up a child with special needs. In the interview with TOI, Bill Gates paid Satya Nadella, the ultimate compliment, by calling him a very thoughtful and a Zen like person. As the New Year dawns, may we see more leaders becoming a bit more like Nadella! Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates knows that intelligence isn't one-size-fits-all. Gates built his career on strong logic and mathematical skills, establishing himself as a brilliant coder with a knack for solving technical problems. But he admits he lacked other strengths, such as strong interpersonal skills. In a series of posts on Twitter, Gates shares the things he wishes he knew when he was just starting out in his career. "Looking back on when I left college, there are some things I wish I had known," Gates. "Intelligence takes many different forms," Gates says. "It is not one-dimensional. And not as important as I used to think."

According to Gerd Leonard, the future of learning is that it is becoming more human and not smarter because we all will become smart because of technology. Check this link by SKILLS FOR TOMORROW www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6kitc85PPg.

So for all of these above reasons and based on what we shared in past blogs on what the Center of Curriculum Redesign is advocating, we now know that these changes sooner or later will also affect us in Curaçao. So that is why we firmly belief that we need to make Emotional Intelligence a priority in our Educational System and in our organizations. Some habits are more important than others — these habits have the power to transform your life. Vital behaviors are the smallest set of actions, the few high-leverage actions that if you keep doing, produce the outcomes you're after.

Or to put it in another way, keystone habits lead to the development of multiple good habits. They start a chain effect in your life that produces a number of positive outcomes. Like enough sleep is foundational for your fitness during the whole day.

We sincerely belief that Emotional Intelligence also is a keystone habit or vital behavior for Curacao that can have a major impact on how we deal with one another. This is why we focus on it in our approach towards clients either individual clients or groups. We belief that it is the best way for them to “prepare to adapt” to the inevitable “combinatorial changes” that are under way within short.

The goal of the core group of Share2Uplift for 2018
As the Share2Uplift movement our goal for 2018 is to identify 250 ethical leaders to be empowered by 21st century mindsets and are connected and collaborate with one another to create value for the whole of the society. As share2uplift we are fully trying to align with this thinking of Center for Curriculum Redesign to promote this agenda in our educational systems and workplace. So in that sense we fully support any initiative to make our educational system 21st century proof.

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:
– Create an inspiring vision of the future;
– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;
– Create an inspiring vision of the future;
– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;
– Manage delivery of the vision;
– Coach and built a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision.

These criteria are now being polished.

We also consider these 5 values of the most important ones for Share2Uplift aligners. They are:
• Peace from within;
• Compassion;
• Respectfulness;
• Integrity;
• Responsibility.

As we will progress towards this goal we will update you on the progress.
Visit the website for more information.

Our next MYM-platform session
We would like to invite you to our next MasterYourMind- platform session, that will be on the 17th of May (3rd Thursday of the month).
Time: 7 - 8.30 pm sharp.
Venue: Biblioteka Nashonal Korsou
Entrance fee: FREE
Books to be presented:

In our next upcoming sessions Eelco Baak and Ivan Kuster will present these two books:
“The seven habits of Highly Effective people, powerful lessons in personal change, by Steven Covey. Presenter: Eelco Baak eelco@eelcobaaklifecoaching.com

And “No Sweat, how the simple science of motivation can bring you a lifetime of fitness, by Michelle Segar. Presenter: Ivan Kuster ivan@upliftingcuracao.com

Our goal as the Share2Uplift movement is to enable changed mindsets in Curaçao. One of the most effective ways is reading. Hope to see you and bring along a friend whom is also interested in personal development.
More info and click to attend!

Workshop Mastermind session (NEW ACTIVITY) on the book 'The Tools'
We would to invite you to a Workshop Mastermind session on the book The Tools to be facilitated by Haydee Hermans (Soul Garden) and Ivan Kuster (Uplifting) as of the 29th of May till the 3rd of July (5 sessions). In 5 weeks we will facilitate and discuss in this bookclub the 5 tools presented by Phil Stutz and Barry Michels in their book. It will help you find courage, creativity and willpower. So don’t miss this opportunity and reserve your spot in this group.
Time: 7 - 9 pm sharp.
Venue: Soul Garden
Entrance fee: Ang 475,-
Click for more info and attend.

Personal coaching tips
This week we will continue focusing on some personal tips aimed at changing your mindset as video-links to uplift you. Every day we will upload one of these links on our Faceboob.com/share2uplift page.

RETRAIN YOUR MIND - NEW Motivational Video (very powerful) - YouTube


The 5 Minute MIND EXERCISE That Will CHANGE YOUR LIFE! (Your Brain Will Not Be The Same) - YouTube

STOP WASTING TIME - The Most Motivational Video Ever 2017 - YouTube

The Video That Will Change Your Future - One of the BEST MOTIVATIONAL VIDEOS EVER - YouTube

MORNING MOTIVATION - What Successful People Do In the First 8 Minutes of Their Morning - YouTube

Categories: Share2Uplift, 21st Century Mindsets, Master your mind - Bookclub sessions