Emotional intelligence skills – how to develop some
Published on May 18, 2016
published on May 18, 2016

ThePeopleAlchemist Edit: HR, Business and Emotional Intelligence


Emotional intelligence skills and behaviour are essential factors in career success. And in life in general for that matter.

Emotional intelligence skills can be summarised in 4 areas:

  1. self-awareness
  2. awareness of others
  3. self-management
  4. influencing ability

Self-awareness is the foundation of any emotionally intelligent behaviour. Without it, you will not be aware of your actions. Their impact on yourself. And others.

One can work on it and improve it by:

  • Practice self-reflection.
  • Understand your emotions without judgement. They are not good or bad. But productive or unproductive. And then take action.
  • Learn to recognise the effect of your emotions on you physically to identify strong emotions before the effect takes over.
  • Listen and learn. Ask for feedback on the impact your behaviour has on people. Understand from the point of view of the “receiver.” But really listen. And then put into practice. Otherwise, there’s no point in asking for feedback.

Self-management is about controlling your impact on others. And then put it all together. And proactively influence others. Then use your newly developed EI skills.

It is not complicated. Just requires conscious practice. Until it becomes the way you do things naturally.


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Laura Mariani

Laura Mariani

Best Selling Author, Speaker, Change & Transformation Expert


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