EP162 – Managing Expectations with Mindfulness

Emotiona Intelligence Leadership podcast

What is the role of vision, influence, and mindfulness in great leadership? And how does Emotional Self-Awareness help leaders to not only be more effective and adaptable, but to actually guide others towards enacting shared goals and values?

These are some of the questions explored in today’s episode with Hanuman Goleman and George Pitagorsky.

In this episode…

What is the role of vision, influence, and mindfulness in great leadership? And how does Emotional Self-Awareness help leaders to not only be more effective and adaptable, but to actually guide others towards enacting shared goals and values?

These are some of the questions explored in today’s episode with Hanuman Goleman and George Pitagorsky.

George Pitagorsky, author of the new book, Managing Expectations: A Mindful Approach to Achieving Successcombines over 30 years of experience in high-level Project Management with teaching mindfulness meditation. His ability to seamlessly fuse strategy and systems thinking, with mindfulness and emotional intelligence makes George an insightful voice in addressing our guiding question: what makes a leader?

You’ll hear about:

  • How self-awareness and adaptability help to move intentional change forward, despite whatever situations may arise.
  • The role of values in moving a team forward with a sense of personal motivation.
  • How to address the imperfections of a system by starting with your own behavior in the system.
  • How to be a leader in your own world.
  • How self-awareness affects other awareness.

Additional resources…

Managing Expectations: A Mindful Approach to Achieving Success

Success is measured in how well and how regularly you meet expectations. But what exactly are expectations, and how do you effectively manage them when multiple priorities and personalities are involved?

In his new book, George Pitagorsky explores how to apply a mindful, compassionate, and practical approach to satisfying expectations in any situation. Readers will learn how to make sure expectations are rational, mutually understood, and accepted by all those with a stake in the project. This process relies on blending a crisp analytical approach with the interpersonal skills needed to negotiate win-win understandings of what is supposed to be delivered, by when, for how much, by who, and under what conditions.

Topics covered include:

  • Visioning
  • Planning
  • Conflicting Expectations
  • Changing Expectations
  • Uncertainty
  • Estimating
  • Negotiation Success Factors

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Emotional Self-Awareness: A Primer

Emotional Self-Awareness is the keystone of the Emotional and Social Intelligence Leadership Competency Model. With this Primer, you’ll learn what self-awareness is, why it’s important in leadership, and how to develop it for effectiveness and high-performance.

A quick read for anyone wanting to improve their own or their team’s leadership skills, this Primer features thought leaders who are championing research in this field: Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, Richard Davidson, Vanessa Druskat, and George Kohlrieser.

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