Become Your Wisest Self – Be Emotionally Intelligent

Do you lead with confidence, leveraging your strengths, mindful of and seeking opportunities to improve? How often do emotions impact your decisions? How well do you manage stress? Are you aware of what emotions have to do with high performance?

We fly through busy schedules, ticking off task lists, moving through the items on our project plans. We feel securely armed with the technical skills and abilities earned by degrees and experience.

The skills of our trade or profession, often a point of pride and the foundation for our success, are accelerated by developing another kind of intelligence, your emotional intelligence. We are social beings. The quality of our relationships with others impacts the outcomes we get. Behind the task lists and project plans are the people who make it happen. And how we interact with people can become the difference between a good outcome or a great one.

We’ve all felt the sting of: speaking up too soon, missing an opportunity to build a connection, regretting a hasty decision or withdrawing in times of challenge. We’ve felt the disappointment of missed deadlines. We’ve experienced the lack of enthusiasm or interest that stifles engagement and productivity. How we “show up” in our personal and professional lives significantly impacts the outcomes we get. Emotional intelligence helps us to ‘show up’ in ways that build esteem, inspire self and others and compel the highest achievement.

Being emotionally intelligent fosters wellbeing, happiness and exceptional results. Add emotional intelligence to your personal and professional capabilities; it can help you survive and thrive in your personal and professional life.

Emotional Intelligence is:

  • an effective balance between compassion for self and others,
  • knowing when to ‘check your mood at the door’,
  • recognizing ineffective mindsets,
  • curbing impulsive decisions,
  • being flexible enough to invite fresh perspectives,
  • managing stress with tolerance, assertiveness and flexibility,
  • a balance of realism and innovation, and
  • enough optimism to widen the possibilities.

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