Lesson on Emotional Intelligence

My most important lesson on emotional intelligence was early in my career, at a Wall Street Job. I was exhausted and kept making small mistakes. My supervisor could’ve blown up, justifiably. But he had the presence of mind to be emphatic, explaining what was working and what wasn’t. I didn’t feel attacked. It made me want to do better. Now I’m’ careful about how I give my team critical feedback. With these hard conversations, you need to have empathy- let people know they’re valued so they feel secure when you offer criticism

Positively Purging-I welcome your feedbacks in the comments and your likes and passing the real life wisdom on to others as I embark on this new venture of “positively purging“, as I know each of these pieces represents something…

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5 Responses to Lesson on Emotional Intelligence

  1. Very true. Some of us take longer to get comfortable and learn a skill, and I’m one of those. So, I’m always aware of this when in a position to teach or guide someone.


    • msw blog says:

      Yes, it does take some individuals longer than others, and that is okay. I am glad that the, words allowed you a moment to pause, ponder and reflect. Thanks for reading and commenting!


  2. I must admit my empathy barometer got to going back in 2016. As you go through things in life, it humbles you and from the experiences you develop new characteristics. That was one of mine.

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