The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation. ~ Aristotle
Recognizing Patterns is one of the core competencies of “Know Yourself” in the Six Seconds Model.
Definition: Acknowledging frequently recurring reactions and behaviors.
Importance: Sometimes people assess new situations and respond carefully and thoughtfully, but frequently they run on autopilot, reacting unconsciously based on habit. In part it’s
because the human brain is wired to form and follow neural pathways. Left unconscious, these patterns can inhibit optimal performance because they are a generalized response rather than one carefully tailored to the current situation.
Recognizing Patterns helps you track and monitor your reactions – which is an essential step to managing them. Recognizing your own patterns will also help you see others’ – which will be invaluable in coaching others so they get off of autopilot as well.
Think, Feel, Act Cards – This hands-on tool increases awareness about choices, and is ideal for coaching, small group instruction, or personal development.
EQ Coach Cards – Capture the wisdom of leading EQ experts with these compelling questions for professional and personal transformation.
EQ Action Log – More than a journal, this 3-month Action Log incorporates monthly tips and powerful models to hold you accountable and further your learning in emotional intelligence.
EQ from the Inside Out – Where many books ‘tell’ about emotional intelligence, finally, here is a book that shows you how.
E.Q. Librium – EQ can be increased and author Yvette Bethel will show you how to improve your emotional intelligence and achieve your career goals through mastering E.Q. Librium
Getting to E.Q. Librium – Based on E.Q. Librium, Unleash the Power of Your Emotional Intelligence: A Proven Path to Career Success, this book is a step-by-step guide for achieving E.Q. Librium.
Sneetch Marbles – Sneetch Marbles, Inc. is a dynamic training module to improve team performance and emotional intelligence
EQ for Families: Accountability Workshop – Help parents teach their children to make more conscious, conscientious, and effective decisions.
Sibling Rivalry: Jealousy and Love – About the meaning of jealousy.
The EI-nnovation: Setting the Stage for Breakthrough Performance – To create innovation, we need an organizational context that allows breaking patterns.
“Mindfulness” by Ellen J.Langer. About the relationship between our mind state and our actions, and what we choose to pay attention to.
Project Implicit has a series of tests you can take to identify some of your own stereotypes. Participating also adds data to the project. https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/
In the movie Erin Brockowich, Erin’s pattern is so predictable that her employer decides to have some fun at her expense. Watch the clip, observe both the verbal and nonverbal communication. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKgy5W3S6nw