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Today’s article is on emotional intelligence in the workplace.
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Emotional Intelligence Defined
We all know that emotions exist in human beings. Many people carry tremendous pain and other mental disorders that they may never reveal outwardly. Having emotional intelligence means tapping into your gut for re-assurance as to any assumptions you may be making. For example, your best salesman suddenly has a drop in sales and seems to be walking a little differently. He has not told you that his father was diagnosed with cancer. Because of stiff company policies, he believes it’s best to not discuss it with you, or anyone.
Small Steps Make the Difference
In this situation, your employee is having a personal issue that is clearly impacting his performance and thus your bottom line. Your employee is pushing in his emotions so he doesn’t break company rules. However, his emotions are hurting his ability to confidently close sales. He probably is afraid of losing his job on both fronts. Sharp employers will implement strategies to mitigate emotional breakdowns. They will hire a coach to come in if needed. They may even have a mastermind discussion to allow employees to freely speak.
Become a More Valuable CEO
The success of these programs cannot be celebrated enough. Recently in the city of Las Vegas, there was a controversial shooting that killed many people and injured much more. The truth that often is denied, is that there are people who carry deep mental pain. In your office and through your company, you become a more valuable leader when you can use emotional intelligence to keep your employees balanced. Failing to do so may result in loss of profit for the company.
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