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Tip 7 for Being a Better Leader: Emotional Intelligence

by Mar 27, 2019

The desire to keep your personal life separate from work should not prevent you from feelings empathy or performing acts of compassion. While there is often a stigma against public displays of emotion in the workplace as Carly Okle counters, “business is ultimately about relationships between people. To make these relationships last, you need to be emotionally intelligent — to be sensitive to different points of view and different backgrounds.” This also means taking an interest in issues they are going through and, in some way, acknowledging it. For example, if a colleague or one of their family are ill, ask the colleague how they are doing. The simply acts of observing, acknowledging and listening can be all the support a person needs to feel more comfortable at work. 

Photo: retrieved from Pixabay, available under the public domain.
This Article Series was inspired by:
Okyle, C. (2014). 10 Awesome Tips for Being a Better Leader. [Blog] Entrepreneur. Available at: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/238747 [Accessed 18 Mar. 2019].

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