Emotional Intelligence at work


The situation in the job market is changing dramatically. We are already following the new standards: now the employer is interested not only in our intelligence, education or competence; but we also judged by the quality of our relations with others and ourselves. From now on, in whatever field we work, the decisive criteria by which our value in the job market assessed, and hence our future professional prospects, are straightforward.

These rules have little to do with what we have learned at school. Current requirements are the new scale of values abstracts from schooling skills. It takes the intelligence and technical skills required for our work as a given, but this new scale focuses on such personal qualities as initiative, the ability to empathize, the ability to adapt and the talent to persuade.

Do not think that this is a fleeting trend or the latest (more or less ambiguous) miracle cure in management. Research involving tens of thousands of employees in a wide variety of positions confirms the severity of this criteria. It is essential to develop self-awareness and self-control, respect for others and ease of communication qualities.

Today we finally have a more accurate understanding of human abilities, which have been called and evaluated in different ways for more than a decade (character, personality and even social skills) – and a word that characterizes all these qualities: “emotional intelligence”.

Daniel Goleman wrote the world’s best-selling book “Emotional Intelligence. Why It Matters More Than IQ”. In the book, he questions the intelligence quotient (IQ) as a determinant of success in life. He insists that it is important for everyone to develop such qualities as self-awareness and self-control, motivation, perseverance, respect for others and ease of communication. They are essential for emotional balance and harmony in relationships.
Goleman also wrote about the role of emotion in professional success. “Nowadays work is often temporary, flexibility and adaptability are increasingly becoming an important part of the very concept of “work”. They are necessary to find a job and stay on it. “

Daniel Goleman explains to us why a well-built head is better than a full head.

To be continued

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