Ethan Dysert: The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Business
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What is Emotional Intelligence?
Emotional intelligence can be defined as “the ability to identify and
manage your own emotions and the emotions of others”
In general, the more you can empathize with another person the
greater emotional intelligence you possess.
If you want to lead others, you will need to be able to control your emotions.
Everybody has neurotic tendencies. Yet people with high emotional
intelligence are able to control their negative tendencies so they don’t
interfere with work.
Part of managing your emotions is being aware of them. Selfawareness is
key to increasing your emotional intelligence.
Social awareness is the ability to understand other people’s emotions and
react accordingly to different social situations.
Social awareness contributes to your ability to have positive relationships
Emotional intelligence is the ability to remain flexible and adapt to any social
situation that arises.
3 Tips for
Don’t jump to negative conclusions or take everything personally.
Learn how to manage stress. You can practice yoga, meditation, or
breathing exercises. These three activities will help you stay cool during
Set boundaries. Emotionally intelligent people are not afraid to express
negative emotions, and they don’t hold on to guilty feelings after expressing