Emotional communication

Emotional communication is a vibration, or a set of waves that our body interprets. These emotional messages can be our own in reaction to our environment or those of others that we perceive, and adopt as our own.

Our brain registers its emotional movements like a sensor and systematically offers a solution to adapt us. Our cognitive biases do the rest and sometimes this emotional communication leads us in the wrong direction.

Interact with our body

Interacting with our body allows us to decode these emotions and identify if they belong to us, if the associated reflex is adapted to the situation and finally to decode if we want this situation or not.

In her article, Sandra Villeneuve stages her couple with their horses and the interweaving of emotions between each of the protagonists. The story shows them all 4 in a box, the space is limited and one of the horses wants to recover the caresses for him. This causes the other horse to wipe out and leave, leaving both humans touched and puzzled by this change in mood in the horses.

By identifying the cause of this change in mood, everyone can separate the emotion and decode the emotion that belongs to them and those that belong to the other protagonists.

By recognizing that the emotions of others act on our behavior, we thus visualize the impact of our behavior, of our communication on others. And vice versa.

Identifying your emotions is a key to acting in conscience. Our actions by becoming aware, we bring to the present a presence and an understanding useful for us, and unifying for the others.

By listening to your body, locating the emotion and what is causing it, you will be able to choose depending on your issues and your intention, what you really want.

By identifying the emotions that belong to you and those belonging to others, you will be better equipped to avoid conflict, or inappropriate anger.

Interacting with your emotions allows you to enter a living management in full awareness. This allows you to take a step back in your actions to identify a shared collective interest. It is an asset to unite and engage everyone and to engage in the long term.

By teaching everyone to come back to themselves, to their intentions and to decode their emotions, humans could flourish and defuse attempts at forced manipulation.

Managing emotions is training, an ability to establish an inner silence to communicate with our environment.

Emotional communication and strategic management

Understanding your own emotions and those of others allows you to establish correct communication adapted to each context.

Managing emotions is training, an ability to establish an inner silence to communicate with our environment. It is an exceptional quality for feeling the organic, systemic or organizational ecosystem as a whole.

It is an asset that we all have, to rediscover to create, inspire and achieve our goals in a fast, intuitive, changing world, V.U.C.A.

Welcoming uncertainty for a manager and moving forward without fear comes from self-confidence, and in its impact on the future. This confidence is an opening to oneself, an opening of the heart which invites to receptivity, to the presence to what one receives.

Feeling, listening with attention and speaking with intention are 3 managerial qualities of emotional communication.

Leadership from the heart brings a quality of caring to learn from his successes and failures both individually and collectively.

Embedded by strategic management, emotional communication could be an excellent business barometer. Thus bringing consistency to the Ethics, Health and well-being approaches in the company, the barometer would give meaning to the collective dynamic and would not be just a management of psycho-social risks!

Neuroscience reveals that we are more often in strategies of survival than of contribution or growth! However, these survival strategies are dictated by fear and therefore doomed to failure sooner or later because they involve withdrawing into oneself, attacking others, closing down …

Emotional communication is an asset for acting in conscience, federating and establishing one’s ambition with confidence. It’s your turn

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Author: Dominique popiolek-Ollé, Transmutation leader, Agile Executive Coach, Founder of In Imago, management consulting and disruptive transformation.