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What IS the Color of Emotional Intelligence? Gems from Our Interview with  Farah Harris

In this episode, we unearth a few of the many gems we discovered, during our interview with Belonging and Workplace Well-being expert, licensed psychotherapist, and author of the #1 International Bestseller, The Color of Emotional Intelligence: Elevating Our Self and Social Awareness to Address Inequities, Farah (FAR-ah) Harris. We look at the importance of self-awareness in emotional intelligence and unpack the Gallup article, “Leadership Authenticity Starts with Knowing Yourself. Listen in and learn about the leader’s role in promoting self-awareness and authenticity, as a strength and hear some compelling statistics associated with people applying their strengths. It is just a moment before August and, before we put the podcast to bed, for one month, we are sharing everything that is going on…and they involve you!  Check out our Spectacular Summer Challenge, where you get to choose what you want to do to make the World a better place, during August.  Enroll in the Leading-Edge Collective, group coaching initiative; sign up for a 45-minute spot coaching session; and take our HOPE research project survey.  Finally, take 30 seconds and follow us. It helps you because you never miss an episode.  It helps us because you never miss an episode. To follow us, go to the Lifting Leaders Podcast Show, on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google, or wherever you listen.  Then, just tap the plus sign in the upper right-hand corner or click on Follow. While you are there, if you’d be willing to give us a 5-Star rating and review and share the episode with a friend, we’d be so grateful. 

Show Notes

Challenges for Action

  • In her book, Farah Harris notes, “When we have people masking their true selves, we lose the potential for greatness.  Where do you see this in yourself or others, in your organization/community?  What will  you do to set the example of what an authentic leader looks like?

  • Who, in your network, can you reach out to, for feedback around how you are showing up?

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