Have you wondered how your past experiences affect your present success and future opportunities? Experiential Intelligence—the mindsets and abilities gained from your personal and professional life experiences– helps uncover just that. While you can’t change what’s happened to you or how you’ve responded to it, within your unique stories are hidden strengths waiting to be discovered. Your Experiential Intelligence (XQ) isn’t only what you’ve learned over time. It’s how you perceive challenges, view opportunities, and tackle goals.
In this episode with Soren Kaplan, author of Experiential Intelligence: Harness the Power of Experience for Personal and Business Breakthroughs, learn how to use your experiential intelligence to become a better leader, increase collaboration, innovation, and results, hire and develop talent using more strategic criteria and transform your organization’s culture. Experiential Intelligence reveals the psychological, sociological, and neurological forces that make us tick. Learn how to uncover your hidden assets, remove invisible barriers limiting peak performance, and amplify strengths to achieve breakthroughs for yourself, your team, and your organization.
Leading with Experiential Intelligence
6:35 – How IQ and EQ are part of how we know and move through the world. But experiential intelligence is another vital way of looking at what we know, the mindsets that shape our actions, abilities, and skills
8:03 – Why and how to understand the automatic pilot that has helped us survive, but might not best serve us or our leadership today.
9:24 – The difference between intelligence quotient, emotional intelligence and experiential intelligence.
12:22 – How mindsets get embedded in our consciousness based on our experiences. (Including a helpful example of how we learn to ride a bike.)
14:50 – The subconscious and conscious aspects of XQ. The opportunities in examining each and making intentional choices about how our experience informs are choices and actions today.
19:20 – An example of how we can take away empowering and self-limiting beliefs from the same experience.
21:00 – Mindsets can be self-limiting or self-expanding. Examining them and making choices about them is key.
27:27 – A practical application for XQ is in hiring and building teams. What do people know via their doing…are we capturing that and adding those skills to our team?
31:46 – Connecting the dots to build a library of your experientially gained mindsets, abilities and skills.
33:05 – The role of experiential intelligence in leadership vulnerability.
34:40 – How leaders can decode their mindsets and understand the rules we’re operating by, and rewrite them to show up differently.
41:09 – Examples of experiential intelligence in practice.
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