Top 3 EI Questions

 

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Recently Kelly and I were debriefing a coaching session and our discussion served as a reminder that one of the most important leadership and interpersonal skills is often forgotten when people are consumed by the pressures of work. Despite this, it is the one skill that is critical in maintaining positive working relationships and understanding how to effectively manage stressful situations. Today Left Field would like to remind you about the importance of remaining self-aware for your own development and how this impacts those around you. Self-awareness is one defining characteristic of Emotional Intelligence.

Emotionally intelligent people have the skills to manage their emotions well and influence the emotions of other people towards positive outcomes. They are masters of mood and can create excitement and enthusiasm in every day interactions by remaining self-aware and adapting to their environment.

We encourage you to take 15 minutes out of your day to answer 3 questions:

  1. What is the range of emotions I have experienced today?
  2. During the most recent interaction I had with a colleague what impact did I, and my emotional experience, have on this person? How do I know?
  3. What is 1 thing I will do today to have a positive impact on my work environment?

“The emotional brain responds to an event more quickly than the thinking brain” – Daniel Goleman

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