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4 Ways to Improve Emotional Intelligence
Agus Setiawan

PhD candidate and result-oriented Director with 25 years experience with involvement in all levels of Business Strategy, Sales and Marketing, Managing Project and Product Development. Aside of managing a company, he is also the best corporate trainer and public speaker in seminar and conference.

4 Ways to Improve Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is widely recognized as a valuable skill that helps people to improve communication, management, problem-solving, and relationships within the workplace that are needed in this disruptive era for enhancing our productivity in workplace. Emotional intelligence is also a skill that believes can be improved through training and practice and therefore people must enrich their emotional intelligence more, especially in the era of disruptive. There are several ways to improve emotional intelligence as follow:

Listen to Others

First, if you want to understand what other people feel, the very first step is to pay attention. Take the time to listen to what people are trying to tell you, both verbally and non-verbally as it will help to develop your emotional skills.

Raise Your Empathy

Then, practice empathizing with other people. Imagine how you would feel in their situation. Such activities can help you build an emotional understanding of a specific situation as well as develop stronger emotional skills in the long-term.

Reflect on Emotions

The ability to reason with emotions is an important part of emotional intelligence. Consider how your own emotions influence your decisions and behaviors. When you are thinking about how other people respond, assess the role that their emotions play.

Try to Be Mindful

Mindfulness is the practice of purposely focusing your attention on the present moment without judgement. Mindfulness helps shift your preoccupation with thought toward an appreciation of the moment, your physical and emotional sensations, and brings a larger perspective on life.



Conclusion

To summarize, in this dynamic business environment, every professional must improve their emotional intelligence so that they can provide a better contribution at workplace, in which can lead to their success.

Reference:
Cherry, K. (2020). What Is Emotional Intelligence?. Verywellmind. Cleveland, USA.
Editorial Team. (Accessed on January 21, 2020). Improving Emotional Intelligence (EQ). Helpguide blog. https://www.helpguide.org/articles/mental-health/emotional-intelligence-eq.htm

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