Emotional Intelligence is the BIG DEAL

For todays busy executive the idea of learning about emotional intelligence may seem to be a luxury that they never get around to. It may also seem that we hear so much about emotional intelligence these days that we already feel that we have a basic understanding of it.

It is important to realize that clearly some feel that emotional intelligence is important enough for entire companies to have based their compensation around it. As a result, we can conclude that rather than being some sort of a fad, it seems that emotional intelligence (EI) is here to stay.

Emotional Intelligence

As a coach I see the large positive impact that just a small amount of emotional intelligence development can make to an organization and business.

So here is my quick summary of the things you and your team may need to learn

  • Emotional intelligence is being concerned with
  • Effectively understanding oneself and others
  • Relating well to people
  • Adapting to and coping with the immediate surroundings to be more successful in dealing with environmental demands

The question becomes: How do you know if you do this well OR not?

  • Emotional Intelligence develops over time and it can be improved through
  • Training
  • ProgrammingCoaching

You don’t want it to take over everything you do, but you do need to be working to a plan to make sure it maintains is momentum in the background.

As a business coach, I have seen simple strategies that can create greater awareness and skills that will impact on the workplace culture and create positive operating behaviours that develop Emotional Intelligence.

Through business coaching, emotional intelligence development can be approached through
• One individual at a time
• Group sessions
• Working on the collective culture and emotional capability

Competencies for emotional intelligence include the subtle development of an individual’s

  1. Self awareness
  2. Self management
  3. Social awareness
  4. Relationship management

It is important to mention that these competencies are not developed in one session. The individual needs time to reflect on the impact and benefits or disruptions of their behaviours in the workplace.

Coaching in the workplace is like sports coaching from the sidelines, it provides the perfect medium to observe and offer small distinctions and disciplines that the athlete can improve on that will make huge improvements in their performance and their team play.

As a business coach, I have used Emotional Intelligence to influence the workplace to:

1. IDENTIFY their different emotions and when they likely to arise
2. Developing the ability to USE their full range of emotions
3. To UNDERSTAND how emotions are used in the workplace
4. To MANAGE emotions, theirs and others – separately and when in opposing situations.

The ultimate goal of Emotional intelligence development is to be able to understand ourselves and others better.
Most things are accomplished through others and in particular leaders need to be able to understand how their leadership style affects others and how they can be more effective in a influencing and motivating others performance. For this reason, Emotional Intelligence is the BIG DEAL.

We know that those organizations that have it perform substantially better. However unlike loosing massive amounts of weight, changing your hair colour, or your wardrobe, the changes made to individuals with emotional intelligence are not always obvious. Rather, organizational statistics tell us that they are just as profound when it comes to results.

Business coaching sessions can improve the performance of your business and help improve the emotional intelligence of you and your staff. For business coaching in Vancouver and throughout the Lower Mainland, visit www.robcarol.com.

Rob Carol

Executive Business Coach, Rob Carol, can help you! As your business coach, he will be working with you in five key areas. The emphasis on each area depends on YOUR needs, the type of business YOU have, and YOUR goals.

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