Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Quiet or loud? Shy or outspoken?
We’ve all anxiously awaited an interview. Entering the lobby, being escorted to the meeting room, sitting in the chair in front of a stranger who may potentially become your boss—we’ve all been there, and we all probably don’t want to have to go through it again.
Our world as we know it now is the product of immense transformations and progressions of communication thanks to our nonstop technological advancements.
Measuring our EQ levels, or emotional intelligence, isn’t something we regularly do, or perhaps have ever done.
There’s no doubt about it: Owning a high level of emotional intelligence propels you in the workplace.
There’s no doubt about it—technology has changed our lives. For example, it’s given us the opportunity be on a work conference call while also swimming in a pool in Las Vegas!
Business Is Not All Business: Emotional Intelligence Belongs in the WorkplaceCollaboration, Communication, Conflict Management, Connecting and Caregiving, Enriching Corporate Culture, Intentional Decision-Making, QI Skills
Business is business - cut and dry, black and white, serious, productive, professional, and of course - stripped of any emotion.
Over the last couple of decades, there has been a huge wave in professional spaces to make the atmosphere and relationships a lot more “human.” It’s not frowned upon to make personal friends with your colleagues, dress codes have become more lax, and rituals such as fixed hours or annual reviews seem to be less and less common.
Starting a second career takes a lot. You need to decide whether or not to make the switch, and you must learn how to retarget your skills if you do.
When you walk into work dreading the long day you have ahead of yourself, perhaps it’s time to find a new job—or dare we say it— a new career?