Shoot the Boss: Leading with Stories in the Age of Emotional Intelligence

By Mushtak Al-Atabi

From the summary.

We all tell ourselves stories. These are stories about who we are, how the world works and how we relate to others. For better or worse, these stories often end up being our own identities and realities. This book presents a framework that enables the development of positive and empowering stories. It shows the role of the language we use in creating the stories we tell and how those, in turn, are connected to how we direct ourselves and manage our relationships. Defining leadership as the ability to inspire and influence through changing the narrative and stories told within individuals and teams, Shoot the Boss can be used by leaders, educators, parents and individuals to create positive change and inculcate emotional intelligence and attributes such as self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management within themselves and people under their care. These attributes are increasingly being acknowledged as the bedrock of happiness and success in life, be it at the competitive business world, school or at home. The book provides easy to follow guides and straightforward exercises on how to develop empowering stories and emotional intelligence at individual and organisational levels. The book is based on the latest finding in neuroscience and makes reference to many success stories both individual and organisational. The techniques described in the book were successfully used by more than 5,000 students from over 150 different countries who took my Success with Emotional Intelligence online course.

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