Friday, March 18, 2022

Emotional Intelligence: Who needs it, and what are its goals?

Everyone essentially needs to identify and build their emotional intelligence.  In the workplace, it is now being considered a hiring trait that is desired by most leading corporations.  As far back as 2014, twenty percent of organizations were testing and evaluating perspective employees and their emotional intelligence.   By identifying employees that have high emotional intelligence, organizations more efficiently focus on these employees and cultivate the leaders of tomorrow.  

What are the goals of emotional intelligence?  Simply put, they are to better communicate with others, build relationships, and influence others around us in a more positive way.  This growth is all based on our emotions and how we use them, and not let our emotions use us.

Once we identify our emotions, we can then begin to change our emotions to be less negative and less stressful.  We can also use these changes to improve our social skills.  Social skills in combination of communication equals someone who builds rapport.  

Until next time ...

Sheryl Tuchman, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

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