The Emotional Intelligence Activity Kit

50 Easy and Effective Exercises for Building EQ

The Emotional Intelligence Activity Kit

Authors: Adele B. Lynn, Janele R. Lynn
Pub Date: October 2015
Print Edition: $34.95
Print ISBN: 9780814449233
Page Count: 272
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e-Book ISBN: 9780814449240

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Acknowledgments..............................................................................................................ix

Chapter 1 Emotional Intelligence--The Framework for Great Performance.................... 1

A Lack of EQ--What Are the Challenges and How Do They Affect the

Organization....................................................................................................................2

A Working Definition of Emotional Intelligence...............................................................3

Five Areas of Emotional Intelligence..................................................................................3

Chapter 2 How to Use This Book............................................................................................. 9

Before the Activity..............................................................................................................9

During the Activity...........................................................................................................11

After the Activity...............................................................................................................12

Chapter 3 What You'll See for Each Activity......................................................................... 13

Prerequisite and Companion Activities............................................................................13

EQ Area and Competency.................................................................................................13

How to Use This Activity..................................................................................................13

Applicable Content Area...................................................................................................13

Audience...........................................................................................................................13

Estimated Time.................................................................................................................14

Level of Disclosure/Difficulty...........................................................................................14

Materials............................................................................................................................14

Purpose/Why This Is Important?......................................................................................15

Set the Stage......................................................................................................................15

The Activity.......................................................................................................................15

Key Debrief Questions......................................................................................................15

Key Learning Points..........................................................................................................15

Chapter 4 A Guide to the 50 Activities................................................................................. 17

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Chapter 5 The Activities.......................................................................................................... 27

EQ #1 The Critic...............................................................................................................27

EQ #2 Know a Guy............................................................................................................30

EQ #3 Cups and Ice...........................................................................................................33

EQ #4 Fifteen Minutes......................................................................................................35

EQ #5 The Invitation........................................................................................................38

EQ #6 Doozie of a Disappointment..................................................................................41

EQ #7 Facebook Feed........................................................................................................44

EQ #8 Your TED Talk.........................................................................................................47

EQ #9 Hot Potato..............................................................................................................51

EQ #10 Your Theme Song.................................................................................................53

EQ #11 If I Had a Billion Dollars.......................................................................................56

EQ #12 Finish Line!...........................................................................................................59

EQ #13 Selfie Listening.....................................................................................................62

EQ #14 To Talk or Not to Talk--That Is the Question......................................................64

EQ #15 Gumball................................................................................................................68

EQ #16 What Do You Assign to the Pictures of Your Life?...............................................71

EQ #17 Practice Assigning New Thoughts/Feelings to Something in Your Career..........74

EQ #18 Puzzler..................................................................................................................76

EQ #19 Last Name.............................................................................................................78

EQ #20 ROYGBIV..............................................................................................................81

EQ #21 Look Around.........................................................................................................86

EQ #22 States.....................................................................................................................88

EQ #23 Good Enough.......................................................................................................90

EQ #24 Reflection Errors--Part 1......................................................................................93

EQ #25 Reflection Errors--Part 2......................................................................................98

EQ #26 Swing Set............................................................................................................100

EQ #27 Restaurant Reviews.............................................................................................104

EQ #28 Using Quotations to Anchor Purpose................................................................107

EQ #29 Academy Award..................................................................................................109

EQ #30 Judgment Day.....................................................................................................113

EQ #31 Let's Go!..............................................................................................................116

EQ #32 A Wondering Mind or a Plan for the Future?....................................................119

EQ #33 Actions Speak Louder Than Words....................................................................126

EQ #34 Shoots and Scores...............................................................................................128

EQ #35 Blind Vote...........................................................................................................130

EQ #36 Are You Flexible? Let's Find Out........................................................................133

EQ #37 How Am I Doing?...............................................................................................137

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EQ #38 Authenticity--A Reflection................................................................................141

EQ #39 Better Method.....................................................................................................144

EQ #40 Flexibility--A New Leader Exercise....................................................................148

EQ #41 Help Who?..........................................................................................................151

EQ #42 Reflection on Courage........................................................................................154

EQ #43 Authenticity Explored........................................................................................157

EQ #44 Advertisement....................................................................................................160

EQ #45 The Rebuttal.......................................................................................................162

EQ #46 Confidence Builder.............................................................................................166

EQ #47 Flying High.........................................................................................................168

EQ #48 Shoe Switch........................................................................................................171

EQ #49 What Have You Done?.......................................................................................173

EQ #50 Review of Emotional Intelligence Using Quotations.........................................176

Chapter 6 Tables of Related Activities................................................................................ 179

Activities by Competency...............................................................................................180

Competency Breakdown.................................................................................................183

Audience Suitability........................................................................................................208

Content Area Activities...................................................................................................216

Disclosure Level..............................................................................................................241

Quick Activities...............................................................................................................244

Recommended Resources................................................................................................245

Index...............................................................................................................................247

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