Going through my emails and this seminar catches my attention “Emotional Intelligence for Leaders” this is what I was wishing for a long time ago. I hope that emotional intelligence is part of the curriculum from Senior High school to College. Curriculum mainly focuses on theory, technical skills, communication skills, personality development and career development. I don’t remember we had something for emotional intelligence when I was studying, I am not so sure in the current curriculum. I had some behavioral subjects that are because I was taking up Psychology, but still, it is not specifically about emotional intelligence.
What normally happens is we learn “emotional intelligence” through experience, through other’s lives, and from our failures. Then we realized that adult world is not all about intelligence, we need to be emotionally prepared as well. We are lucky if our parents prepared us to be emotionally strong in facing obstacles in life, but what if not.
Lately, it has been realized that Leaders must have this very important competency which is the right level of emotional intelligence to be a more effective leader.
It is an important characteristic of anyone at any level of an organization. A leader with the right emotional intelligence can have a far-reaching influence over their relationships, how they will manage their team, and overall how they will interact with individuals in their workplace.
I would suggest let’s have some time to learn and understand the emotional intelligence and how it will help us improves our level of communication and productivity. How we see things from the perspective of others to increase our interpersonal skills. How we recognize own and others emotions and use this to improve their performance and our relationship with them. How we use our emotions to solve some issues. Understand emotions and how emotions change and why. How to manage our own emotion and others emotion and many more.
I hope you enjoy my introduction to emotional intelligence, it is helpful if you will read more about this subject and try to apply what you will learn to your work and even to your personal life.