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Three simple steps to state management

In Communication, Development, Effectiveness, Inspire, Leadership, Philosophy, Positive Thinking on February 9, 2015 at 10:54 am

How many times have we been in a situation where we lose our sense of state?

Ruffled feathers. Passionate heart. Blood boiling. Or just plain fear in a state of crisis. Just some of the ways to describe a state of flurry. These are merely euphemisms. Of course.

And we respond based on our emotional reactions. We freeze. Or we prepare to go for the jugular. Both not very constructive courses of action.

In his 1996 bestseller Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman calls this the amygdala hijack, where one responds inappropriately due to a hijack of the amygdala, a part of the brain that regulates fight or flight responses.

But in a situation where this can occur, it’s a very fine balance that one needs to strike. Pardon the pun.

So let’s look at three very simple steps.

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