Your emotional intelligence (EI) can influence your behaviour and performance when it comes to maintaining good working relationships. Have you ever felt like you just wanted to let a co-worker have it? Little things they do have annoyed you for months, and it’s built up to the point where you want to just march up to them and give them a piece of your mind!
Using your emotional intelligence can help us identify and respond to emotions within ourselves and others. These skills can be a very powerful leadership tool.
So before you jump up and let your co-worker have it, be aware of your emotions and how they can impact the way you behave and relate to others.
This article written by Caroline Smith and the Mind Tools Team further explains that by having the ability to understand your emotions will improve your ‘people’ skills and help you ultimately be more successful. 8 Ways to Improve Self-Regulation