True or false…
Just as there’s no crying in baseball, there’s no emotion in the workplace?
A friend of mine was recently having her yearly review. She had excelled in running her department, reducing budget waste, and training co-workers. However, her boss told her flat out, ‘You will never be promoted due to your lack of emotional intelligence.’ Understandably, my friend was angry. She does her job well and receives raves from not only her team mates, but her outside vendors. So where’s the gap? Can Emotional Intelligence be learned? Should the company provide training? How might she help herself?
Enhancing and developing a greater awareness and application of Emotional Intelligence will have a significant impact in all aspects of your life, including more self-awareness and improved relationships with co-workers, friends and family. People who improve their EI capabilities are able to decrease stress – personally and professionally, enhance interpersonal relationships, and demonstrate greater leadership and decision-making skills. Even more important, increasing Emotional Intelligence has a direct and positive effect on your level of consciousness.