Understanding emotional intelligence and its worth in interpersonal relationships and team dynamics will help you in making real change. There is no doubt some of us have great technical or practical skills whereas others have highly sophisticated ‘soft’ or emotive skills and generally do not mind putting ourselves in vulnerable situations. If you possess these skills this is a powerful leadership quality as generally you will draw others to you and achieve change. If not you may recognise these skills in other people in the team.
There are 5 key principles:
- be aware of your emotions and how these change
- manage your moods and use them to help you think
- motivate yourself
- understand the moods of others
- communication skills.
Of course there is a more to it than just these 5 elements but they help to start the process of change.