The Neuroscience of Emotional Intelligence

How aware are you of your emotions? Moreover, can you control them or adapt them when you are in the workplace? Perhaps you are the stoic, unflustered employee who deals rationally with every crisis even though you want to punch someone? Or are you the employee who senses a colleague is feeling sad, and you offer a smile and a joke to lift their mood? Alternatively, do you just know what to say to get your team back to full efficiency? These would be considered the acts of an “emotionally intelligent” employee, and may lead to a future leadership role. But what about the demonstrative employee who wears their heart on their sleeve? Do they just lack discipline? Is emotional intelligence a sound concept? Is it supported by neuroscientific evidence?…


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