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  1. Let's "unpack" self-confidence Do you present yourself with self-assurance? Can you go out on a limb for what is right? Are you decisive and able to make sound decisions? If you answered "yes" to these questions, you are a self-confident person - kudos to you! If, however, you feel that you need to improve your […]
  2. Being more aware of your emotions, how you manage your emotions, and how you respond to different situations is one of the ways to more positive outcomes. This greater awareness naturally leads on to more accurate self-assessment. Accurate self-assessment involves pinpointing your inner resources, abilities, and strengths while recognising your limits. It comes from a […]
  3. Why Is Emotional Awareness Important? 1. Being aware of your emotions, and how they impact your behaviour is vital to your mental health and well-being. Your emotions are pivotal to how you adapt to the challenges of your daily life. Have you noticed that when you are feeling in high spirits, you're able to tackle […]
  4. Communication skills are vital to good emotional intelligence. You need to be able to listen to others, and also convey your own thoughts and, perhaps more importantly, feelings. As a soon-to-be-graduate, you no doubt feel excited and are enjoying your status as a big fish. Not too long from now, though, when you start your […]
  5. As social beings, we cannot exist without communication. We need to interact with people around us, to make sense of the world and to position ourselves in a wider social and cultural reality. At the end of this course you will: Find opportunities for the development of self-awareness. Create opportunities for participants to connect with each […]
  6. We all use words and language to interact with people every day. But do we really communicate effectively? At the end of this lesson you will fulfill these outcomes: Identifying and improving listening skills. Improving communication skills. Developing an awareness of personal interactive styles. We will achieve the above by: Offering opportunities for the development […]
  7. Score yourself using this table: Reflect on this → If you scored: 8 - 13 Right now, you believe that your intelligence is fixed—that it doesn’t change much. On the whole, if you can’t perform perfectly, you would rather not do something. You probably think that smart people don’t have to work hard to succeed. […]
  8. Everyone in the world has a way of perceiving things and unique beliefs about their own abilities and potential. We call this a mindset. You have a mindset, your friends have a mindset, and your lecturers have a mindset. You can choose to look at the world in a way that makes you feel strong […]
  9. People with this competence: Model team qualities such as respect, helpfulness, and cooperation Draw all members into active and enthusiastic participation Build team identity, esprit de corps, and commitment Protect the group and its reputation and share credit
  10. People with this competence: Balance a focus on task with attention to relationships Collaborate - sharing plans, information, and resources Promote a friendly and cooperative climate Spot and nurture opportunities for collaboration  
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