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  • Writer's pictureJaclyn T. Badeau

What’s a tip on building your Impulse Control EQ leadership skill?

Let’s think about it…

It depends on how often you use your impulse control EQ Leadership skills… Before we dive in, lets refresh our memory on what flexing these skills may look like: ability to delay or resist an impulse; resists the emotional pressure to act; avoids rash decision making; composed.

To learn more about your own impulse control, you can take an EQ self-assessment or EQ 360 assessment. With this information, we would have a ton of information to customize a plan to develop your leadership skills.

Tip, generally speaking: if you frequently use your impulse control skills, then you probably have a lot of self-talk happening all the time. You rarely act unless you have played out multiple scenarios and as a result, your gut reaction can often be overlooked. Push yourself to listen to your instincts and participate in spontaneous conversations.

Tip, generally speaking: if you don’t use your impulse control skills that often, then remember your best weapon against impulsive behavior is to force yourself to take pause before you jump into action. Take five deep breaths the next time you feel yourself being impulsive or interrupting someone. Give yourself this permission to pause. During this short 30 seconds or so, ask yourself what alternative actions you could take.

To learn additional tips and tricks on how to enhance your impulse control and other EQ leadership skills and to learn more about EQ Coaching and EQ assessments, please reach out to chat.

*Tips from MHS Assessments

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