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emotional intelligence, emotions, workplace


Emotional intelligence is defined as the ability to monitor one’s feelings and emotions. People with high emotional intelligence are able to use their emotions to guide their actions and thinking. This project will illustrate the importance of emotional intelligence for effective performance in the workforce. Nobody is born with emotional intelligence; it must be cultivated through effort and training. The development of emotional intelligence can be done by navigating emotions, gaining self-awareness, and learning to motivate yourself and others. There is importance to these factors because it determines the workplace environment and productivity. Emotional intelligence is a core function of effective leadership and relationships within a work setting. High emotional intelligence in a work setting embraces a positive attitude and better collaboration amongst employees. The more emotional intelligence a person has, the better they are at being authentic, managing conflict, achieving goals, developing relationships, and much more. Along with that, high emotional intelligence allows for effective teamwork in a workplace setting. Strong emotional intelligence qualities across a staff will help employees be more open to changing their work habits for the betterment of the entire staff. Optimism and empathy are also key factors that go along with emotional intelligence. People that are optimistic and empathetic tend to be more successful in their work lives along with their social lives. Empathetic qualities allow for understanding in the workplace. Our presentation will show more about the importance of emotional intelligence and how you can increase your emotional intelligence in the workplace.

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Becky Wolff

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Health Sciences