We all know that intelligence, experience, education and skills are important aspects of what makes a person a competitive candidate for employment. But there’s another factor you may not have considered and it might make all the difference – emotional intelligence, or EQ. Studies are showing that sales people with a high level of emotional intelligence are outselling their peers by undeniable margins. So what constitutes emotional intelligence? This article by Fast Company’s Drake Baer spells it out for us.
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Improving your happiness in the workplace is often a matter of reducing and simplifying rather than adding. So commonly we waste our time on activities that require time and energy, and yield no results or even annoy our coworkers. Consider cutting out these negative habits on your quest for happiness:
It is the key to a successful career and one of the most powerful tools in terms of managing your career. Most people are very deficit in this area, so take the time to invest in yourself and heighten your self-awareness.
Venting is a case by case situation. It can be uncomfortable to hear a client, coworker, candidate or friend go on and on about a problem you cannot fix. Aside from the discomfort, venting is actually a healthy thing to do when need be. Sometimes letting someone talk out their problems or frustrations aloud can lead to a thoughtful solution.
Mark Goulston M.D. gives this series of three effective questions to help coach a person through a venting session:
- What are you most frustrated about?
- What are you most angry about?
- What are you really worried about?
For an in-depth lesson, read Mark Goulston’s full article How to Listen When Someone is Venting