In past editorials, we have covered what emotional intelligence is and why it’s essential to achieve your goals and objectives. At its core, it refers to an ability to control your emotions and make sound, practical decisions regardless of the situation. Of course, the only way to get better at something is through practice.

  1. Respond, Don’t React: When it comes to work or life, things do not always go according to plan. When something goes wrong, most people react quickly and do something irrational or counterproductive. Aim to be the person who takes that extra moment to digest the situation and then begin to provide a thoughtful and reasonable response.
  2. Be An Active Listener: How many times have you missed what someone said because you were too busy thinking about your response? Most people are guilty of this. The result is that important information gets lost. Make an effort to register what is being said to you and then bring that information up later in the conversation or a future meeting. If someone feels you are listening to them, they are more likely to continue communicating with you.
  3. Stay Motivated: As a high achiever, it is often up to you to lead the way for others. This is especially true when it comes to becoming and staying motivated. Highly emotionally intelligent people are those who stay motivated regardless of the situation. They are known for their motivational attitude and are frequently why the people around them will become energized and inspired.