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In order to achieve higher levels of productivity, performance and leadership, a person must develop high levels of emotional intelligence.
If we are not aware of our emotions and how they impact others, the other emotional intelligence skills become more difficult to demonstrate. If we are unaware of our emotions, it’s virtually impossible to regulate them
Being Self-aware is the first step towards Self-regulation.
Once we are aware of our emotions, then we can begin to regulate them. If we fail to regulate our emotions, it becomes difficult to stay focused and on task. Self-regulation also comes into play when changes occur in our personal and professional lives. If we allow our emotions to run amok, we become demotivated.
Self-regulating leads to improved Motivation.
Staying motivated despite your emotional temperature relies heavily on being self-aware and regulating your emotions. Part of emotional intelligence is channeling both positive and negative emotions into focused and productive energy.
Motivation is essential for Empathy.
It is important to understand and consider the feelings of others when trying to make a good decision. While others’ feelings are not the only deciding factor in a decision, they are important and should be considered. Furthermore, those that lack Empathy may have difficulty with Social Skills.
The ability to effectively manage relationships is the amalgam of all the other emotional intelligence skills. If you effectively self-manage and are empathetic towards others, good social skills follow suit. Social skills are more than friendliness. Those that demonstrate superior social skills are persuasive, easily build rapport, and are
adept at building strategic alliances.
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