Emotional intelligence is fast becoming a popular skill within the workplace. It has huge benefits within a working environment and not only that, those skills transfer to your life outside of work.
Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to recognise your own emotions, manage those emotions, motivate yourself and to recognise those emotions in others.
EQ is a relatively new concept, having only really surfaced in the early 1990s. There is study to suggest that those with higher EQ level are better team players, able to deal with change more effectively and more able to deal with the everyday stresses of work and life. Unlike IQ, EQ can be learned and developed. It is often considered the first step into realising your true potential.
Emotional intelligence is particularly good for stress. Everybody encounters stressful days, it is a normal part of modern living. Not everybody will deal with stressful days in the same way. If you are equipped with the right skills, then stress can be completely manageable.
Emotional intelligence helps with this because it gives you a greater understanding of your emotions and others and gives you the skills to manage and control those emotions once they’ve been identified. Those with a higher emotional intelligence tend to have a more positive outlook. Uncontrolled and misunderstood emotions can have a negative impact on both our mental and physical health.
Within the workplace, those with a higher emotional intelligence will be able to understand what motivates them, be able to assess stressful situations as less stressful and will have a better understanding of those around them. Therefore, meaning that their productivity at work is likely to be much higher than that of an individual with little or no emotional intelligence.
The wonderful thing is that it is something that can be learned and developed. It doesn’t happen overnight and requires time to embed and practice. But no one said being successful was going to be an overnight job.
Our workshop looks at Daniel Goleman’s 5 aspects of Emotional intelligence and works through a series of activities to help you understand how each of the aspects work. It also helps you to identify your own level of emotional intelligence and will help you put together a plan to develop your skills further in this field.
Call us today on 0333 3444031 to book a workshop for your employees and watch them grow.