Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence

About the Course

“Great leaders move us through our emotions. They establish a deep emotional connection with others called resonance. Their own levels of emotional intelligence  allow them to create and nurture these resonant relationships. They use their EI as a path to resonant leadership through mindfulness, hope, compassion, and playfulness. Unfortunately, most people in leadership and helping positions (i.e., doctors, teachers, coaches, etc.) lose their effectiveness over time because of the cumulative damage from chronic stress. But humans can renew themselves, neurologically, hormonally, and emotionally.

Based on decades of research into emotional intelligence competencies and longitudinal studies of their development, the course will examine resonance and developing “resonant leadership” capability, emotional intelligence, and the experiences of mindfulness, hope, and compassion. Using the latest in neuroscience, behavioral, organizational and psychological research, participants will understand the theory, research, and experience of the Positive Emotional Attractor that is an essential beginning to sustained, desired change for individuals, teams, organizations and communities.”

  • Module 1.1: What is great leadership?
  • Module 1.2: Resonant leaders create experiences with the people around them of Hope, Compassion, Mindfulness, and Playfulness
  • Module 1.3: The neuroscience of resonant leadership
  • Module 2.1: Emotions are contagious
  • Module 2.2: Stress and renewal: becoming open to learning and change
  • Module 2.3: Strategies for renewal and building resonant relationships
  • Module 3.1: Emotional, social, and cognitive intelligence competencies
  • Module 3.2: EI and SI in various fields of work and how they can be developed in school, at work and in life
  • Module 4.1: People who inspired you and Intentional Change Theory
  • Module 4.2: The Positive (PEA) and Negative Emotional Attractors (NEA)
  • Module 5.1: Doctor/Patient, teacher/student and neurological evidence of coaching to the PEA
  • Module 5.2: Survive and Thrive –Balancing the PEA and NEA
  • Module 5.3: Practicing conversations that inspire
  • Module 6.1: Reviewing and evaluating a Coaching with Compassion essay
  • Module 7.1: The battle between the Ideal Self and Ought Self
  • Module 7.2: Components of the Ideal Self/Personal Vision
  • Module 7.3: Developing your personal vision, including your life and career stage
  • Module 8.1: Multi-Level Change: Resonant leadership and social identity groups
  • Module 8.2: Developing Shared Vision Teams and Organizations
  • Module 8.3: Recent research on the impact of shared vision
  • Module 8.4: Team change (the Beatles versus Rolling Stones) and Developing Social Identity (Trekkers and Apple Users)
  • Module 9.1: The Real Self versus the Faux Self and a Learning Agenda (not a Performance Improvement Plan)
  • Module 9.2: Experimentation and Practice
  • Module 9.3: Review and Summary

I am looking forward to taking part in the above MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) for two reasons; firstly the subject matter is very interesting and secondly to experience what it’s like taking part in a University MOOC.

Further details about this free online course are available at


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