TRENTON, NJ, January 09, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Are you a business leader? A community leader? A civic leader? Or a spiritual leader?
If so, are you emotionally intelligent?
Emotional intelligence affects the intellectual and spiritual dimensions of our lives and leads to an emotionally healthy person and successful leader! In Emotional Intelligence and the Church (Bridge Logos Winter 2013) by Rupert Hayles, Jr., readers are offered a pathway to improve their emotional well-being and to embrace their overall spiritual development.
"As we learn to appreciate the differences among people and understand how our life experiences affect all our reactions, we will be able to change the way we respond to others, and we will be able to achieve self-acceptance as well," says Hayles.
Emotional Intelligence not only addresses the individual but is a powerful resource tool for leaders in the private sector, government, and non-profit sectors. According to Dr. Todd W. Hall, Professor of Psychology at Biola University and Director of the Institute for Research on Psychology and Spirituality, "Rupert Hayles does a masterful job of explaining Emotional Intelligence in a way that is clear, compelling, and applicable. His method of explaining the concept and utilizing real life case studies sets his work apart from others. It is a tremendous read and one that would be beneficial to all leaders, whether they operate in the social sector or corporate realm. I highly recommend it."
In the forward of the book, Jim Mellado, President of Willow Creek Association and Ministry Director of Willow Creek Community Church writes: "How do we serve and lead others in a healthy way when we are on a healing journey ourselves? Are there processes in place that can help a leader understand what their emotional blind spots are and then provide transformation strategies to help him or her deal with them along the way? What do you do when ministry leaders seem oblivious to their shortcomings and the church suffers because of it? How do you handle things when that person is you? How does a leader engage a healing process without the healing process becoming an undue distraction to the staff or congregation? This is what Emotional Intelligence and the Church is about. It's a powerful topic and one that requires brutal self-awareness, honesty, and courage to confront some of the painful truths that will help us come to terms with some of the deep 'whys' behind our behaviors."
In Emotional Intelligence and the Church the reader will learn:
The basis for change and why it always starts with ourselves
How to work on ourselves first
The background on emotional intelligence
The spiritual approach to emotional intelligence
The current disposition to "self"
-Independence and Failure in Self-Discovery
-Psychological Disorder and Recovery
-Trauma and Emotional Denial
-Physical Illness and Life Difficulties
The power of the next step
-The Power of Empathy
-The Power of Assessment
-The Power of Change and Transition
The power in the future
-Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
-On Being Liberated
-On Experiencing Inner Healing
Hayles states, "The reason for the focus on emotional intelligence is because of my own recognition as a leader, that if I did not get control of my emotions, my leadership would be doomed to failure. I could not grow unless I had exposure in this area . . . on one fateful date in 2006, God showed up, and the revelation of my emotional shortfall took me by surprise and thankfully continues to take me on a never-ending journey."
About the Author
Rupert A. Hayles, Jr. is the President and co-founder, with his wife Maryann, of The Center for Emotional and Spiritual Development. He is also Chief Operating Officer of the 6,000 member Christ Church. He is certified in many emotional intelligence instruments and has coached ordained as well as lay leaders. Currently, a Ph.D. candidate at Regent University focusing on Emotional Intelligence and Fruit of the Spirit, Rupert has four degrees including an MBA from Wharton School. He is an organizational strategist, author, lecturer and adjunct professor. He and his wife live in New Jersey.
Emotional Intelligence and the Church: Be Transformed by the Renewing of Your Mind
Author: Rupert A. Hayles, Jr.
Publisher: Bridge Logos
Pages: 335; Softcover
Retail Price: $16.99