Teaching Leadership and Emotional Intelligence in China
[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Teaching in China – What an adventure! I went to China this year to teach Leadership to Chinese teachers of English and learnt more than I ever imagined!
Just thinking about being in two Chinese regional cities, Liuyang and Changsha, Hunan Province, this year and meeting hundreds of teachers brings up many memories and lots of gratitude for the opportunity and experience.
For me, the people I met made the difference. I love to connect anywhere, anytime. It wasn’t always easy and I relied on my relational interpersonal skills to keep me curious and open to learning.
You know I’m a bit of a music tragic and music speaks a thousand languages so I used it deliberately to connect together through our different cultural and language backgrounds. We laughed, smiled, moved together, showed off some pretty good dance moves and appreciated each other. Making learning memorable! No power over or superiority, only power within! I’ll take any opportunity to move around wherever I am, but you already know that don’t you as you’ve seen some of the dancing videos..[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”9669″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”9668″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]In teaching leadership, understanding yourself is essential so you can use your strengths and skills to elevate others and inspire performance. We explored examples of leadership, looked at the science that supports relationship building and how we support growth and change with those we work with and shared how our behaviours affect the learning of our students. We worked hard and respectfully to make sure we understood each other – and we laughed alot especially when we searched for the right words to describe what we meant!
It’s easy to talk about what we did content wise, but it’s the way we connected that really made the difference – through genuine interest and curiosity, family stories and interests, various cultural experiences – food tasting ( I won’t forget the smelly tofu!), paper cutting, history lessons, traditional dancing, storytelling… the list goes on and on and I have hundreds of photographs and weechat connections!
No matter the language differences, we share hearts and minds that are naturally curious and creative! What an adventure.. Let’s do it again soon! Watch for my webinar…[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]