March Madness: Coaching with EQ

The most effective leaders in the world have high Emotional Intelligence (also known as EQ).

Accordingly to, Emotional Intelligence is defined as 'the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.'
EQ, is without question, the key to personal and professional success.
EQ is simply the ability to identify and effectively manage your emotions (as well as the emotions of others). EQ includes these 3 vital skill sets:
  1. Emotional awareness, resilience and maturity
  2. The ability to apply appropriate emotions to critical thinking and problem solving
  3. The ability to regulate your own emotions, and those that you influence, in times of high stress and adversity
UVA Head Coach Tony Bennett has an incredibly high EQ – which is why he's one of the top coaches in college basketball.
And he brilliantly demonstrated his EQ within moments of losing to UMBC last week.
Despite being on the losing end of the greatest upset in NCAA Tournament history – he remained poised, humble and gracious.
Can you even fathom the disappointment and frustration he must have been feeling at the time?

He managed those feelings brilliantly. He praised UMBC, showed tremendous respect to his own players and staff and acknowledged his disappointment without placing blame or making excuses.
If you want to learn how to raise your EQ and learn to handle adverse situations with the grace of Coach Bennett, you need to attend our EQ Experience in April.
We will arm you with practical tools, proven strategies and actionable take-a-ways you can implement immediately to raise your impact, influence and significance.
I hope you'll join us for this epic event!
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About the Author

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Alan Stein, Jr. is a veteran basketball performance coach, corporate speaker, podcast host, author and social media influencer. He has spent the past 15 years working with the highest performing athletes on the planet (including NBA superstars Kevin Durant).

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