Join Todd Dewett for an in-depth discussion in this video Appreciating emotional intelligence, part of Motivating and Engaging Employees (2013).
- As our understanding of leadership continues to evolve,…we've added a few new characteristics…to the list of traits possessed by effective leaders.…One of the most interesting ones over the last decade…is emotional intelligence.…This refers to your ability to sense in yourself,…and others, emotions as they rise up,…so you can proactively use them,…as opposed to merely being subject to them.…It's all about being conscious of emotions…and able to manage emotions.…Let's think about a few examples,…then we'll talk about the major elements…of emotional intelligence.…
Have you ever been at work, sitting in a meeting,…and watched someone say something that was…off-color or demeaning to someone else?…Odds are for a few moments they resisted…the urge to say what they said,…but then they lost a little bit of control…and spoke inappropriately.…If that person does that consistently over time,…that's a good indication of low emotional intelligence.…Or think about a day you left work,…after a long day, stressed out,…if not flat-out angry.…
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