What is emotional intelligence? Emotional Intelligence is the ability to feel one’s emotions and to act upon these emotions for better well being and to take control and to handle interpersonal relationships empathetically. This can be a useful tool to learn by many young people because some jobs require you empathetic such as a doctor or a nurse. Within emotional intelligence there are different types types that can be learned such as Self-awareness, Self-regulation, Motivation, Empathy, and Social skills. if you have self-awareness you can always tell how you feel, and you know what your emotions are and how your actions can affect the people around you. Being self-aware when in a leadership position also means that you have a clear picture of your strengths and weaknesses. It is important that that when your a leader to have this clear picture because you cannot help someone in a lower position if you do not know how to do it yourself and when leaders do not know what to do it can cause cause or ignorance.
Self regulation is when someone can regulate themself effectively. People with self regulation know there values, they have their own little code of ethics that they do not break and they hold themselves accountable for any bad actions that they shouldn’t have or should have done better. They also practice being calm. Next time when your in bad situation be aware of what you do don’t let your mind take control and make the work decisions.
To control yourself use some deep breathing exercises so you can get back on track or you can write the things that are bothering you on a piece of paper and rip it up and throw it away to get rid of it. Motivation is when a person has a physical want to accomplish something. Leaders use this to work consistently on their goals and to set the high standards that they need run off of. It is important to remember why you love you job or role in leadership because you usually have more motivation in something you love.
You also need to know where you stand because if your a squad leader and you don’t want command people you probably should get out of that position as soon as possible. It is good to be optimistic no matter how it looks for you because it can make bad situations seem a lot better. Empathy is when someone has the ability to put themselves in somebody else’s shoes and to give constructive feedback in order to help those people. It is important that you respond to feelings because a lot of people don’t know how you actually feel and assume can assume that you think badly about them. Make sure to also pay close attention to body language because You can tell how someone truly feels using their body language.
Some example of body language is crossing of the arms, moving the feet back and forth and the biting of the lip. If someone is crossing there arms it can be a sign that there mad and is frustrated with the answer that they were giving as well as they can be stressed. When someone moves their feet back and forth it could also be a sign that they are nervous and that they could be bored. Social skills are a very important thing for a leader to have because it can make change and conflicts seem easy to manage. A leader with social skills is always excited for a new project and has a lot of support from the team. People with social social skills don’t sit back and let everyone else do the work.
Learn conflict resolution a leader must learn how to resolve conflicts efficiently within their group so there there isn’t any chaos. Remember also improve your communication skills by speaking clearly and using complete sentences. This is important so your team understands what your trying to say and does not get confused. You must also learn how to praise others because if you praise others it can make them fill useful and they will want to become more engaged making the team as a whole better. This concludes the facts on emotional intelligence. I hope you will take my advice and use this information to create an overall better world.