With the rise in popularity of Emotional Intelligence (EQ), you may be wondering, what the differences between EQ and Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ) are?
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is I-centric
EQ is learning and growing the SELF which is “I-centric”. It is about understanding our innermost thoughts and feelings and increasing our empathy and understanding of others. In simple terms EQ is being smarter with our feelings. Instead of “heart over head” or “head over heart,” it’s about using our full capacity – integrating thinking and feeling, so we can get great results. EQ is about self-regulation (I-centric) which means it’s about our personal success.
The Next Generation of Intelligences – Moving from I-centric to WE-centric
Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ) is the next generation of intelligences that enables us to understand how to move from “I-centric” to “WE-centric.”
C-IQ is about connecting, navigating and growing WITH others. lt provides us with a new innovative framework for understanding how conversations shape our relationships, partnerships, our culture and reality.
It is based on Neuroscience Research; specifically the Neuroscience of Conversations. C-IQ provides us with deep understanding about how every conversation has an impact – and as we learn about our conversational patterns, we are able to ‘architect’, deconstruct, and shape our conversations with others, one conversation at a time!’
It provides us with frameworks for building TRUST, which is the human platform from which great conversations emerge.
The C-IQ frameworks and tools enable us to create higher levels of trust, activating higher levels of engagement, strengthening partnerships, and catalysing co-creation and innovation in relationships, teams and cultures.
As we build trust with others, we strengthen our ability to EXPRESS our inner thoughts and feelings which strengthens our relationships and creates mutual success.
The Chemistry of Connection vs the Chemistry of Fear and Distrust
Once we learn what patterns drive connectivity and trust and what drives fear and distrust, we are able to connect, engage, navigate and co-create with others in healthy ways. Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ) elevates Oxytocin, the Chemistry of Connection, and lowers Cortisol, the Chemistry of Fear and Distrust. Understanding the Neuroscience of Conversations and applying this wisdom inside of companies, transforms individuals, teams and organisations and opens up new pathways for mutual success.
C-IQ is really such a unique way of engaging individuals, teams and companies because you literally learn what is happening inside your brain moment to moment.
Creating healthy organisational environments
You can help yourself and others by self-regulating and co-regulating neurochemistry. You will learn how to create healthy organisations (interactions, teams etc.) through conversational rituals, and uncover the wonderful worlds that emerge through the words we share, the feelings we express, and the partnerships that evolve!
Emotional Intelligence, (EQ) is made up of competencies that build self-awareness, self-management and self-direction. Ultimately we cannot exist alone. Putting EQ into action through using Conversational Intelligence® creates a powerful combination. C-IQ is a set of skills that enable us to use our EQ to build relationships and have breakthroughs with difficult ones! It is only WITH others that we achieve mutual success and that is the unique advantage of Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ).
If you’re curious about learning how you can increase mutual success through Conversational Intelligence®, you’re welcome to contact me to find out more HERE
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Source: Conversational Intelligence® for Coaches