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Brain Awareness allows you to lead organisations with EQ 

Daniel Goleman in  "The New Leaders" explains how driving organisational change depends on your ability to navigate the four domains of EQ - which is all about brain awareness.  

For example, suppose you are trying to change how things are done (D1) but encountering a lot of resistance. You need empathy (D2) to realise that you are triggering irritation by constantly telling people what they should be doing. You decide to stop "pushing" and start "pulling", eg by asking questions and listening. But to do that you will need to recognise (D2) and then control (D4) your own anxieties - perhaps about time, control or demonstrating your value. 

 

Navigating organisational 'politics' is similarly about the four domains of EQ. Clearly you need EQ skills to read the situation and understand other perspectives (D2). But more importantly you need EQ to recognise (D3) and then manage (D4) your own negative reactions to the whole idea of "playing politics" yourself, or to those other people who already do "play". If you can manage these negative emotions you will be able to:
(a) position yourself appropriately on the political map (see "political animals") 
(b) be "smart" in your dealings with those you perceive as political "Foxes" 

"Be the change you want to see" Gandhi