Monday Motivation

Another way to stand out as a top performer is to enhance your Emotional Intelligence. Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to understand, use, and manage your own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges and defuse conflict.

A sign of low emotional intelligence is difficulty managing and expressing emotions. Think about your relationships with co-workers – are conversations strained? Do you blame others when projects don’t go as planned? Are you prone to outbursts? You can cultivate social skills by understanding and practicing empathy and the other points noted above.

Self-awareness – your ability to perceive and understand the things that make you who you are as an individual, including your personality, actions, values, beliefs, emotions and thoughts.
Self-regulation – involves both the initiation and maintenance of behavioral change in addition to inhibiting undesired behaviors or responding to situational demands.
Motivation – the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way.
Empathy – the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Do not confuse this with sympathy.
Social Skills – the abilities we use to communicate and interact with others in social settings. These can be verbal, nonverbal, written or visual and can include speech, gestures, facial expressions, body language and initiating and responding to situations.


Terry Richards, CFO