Totebaggers have often mentioned social skills, emotional intelligence, soft skills – call it what you like.
Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to identify, use, understand, and manage emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges, and defuse conflict.
The one aspect emotional intelligence covers is how to communicate effectively with others. This is an area that needs working on for many people.
What tips can you share with other posters on how to apply emotional intelligence in different situations?
There are a few of us who are academics, lots of lawyers, engineers and other professions – what social skills have your students, coworkers, managers, employees displayed that you have been impressed with ?
As a parent what advice would you give to your children about this topic? I’ve come to realize that this is covered at my kids’ school in guidance class.