Emotional Intelligence for Workplace Success

Emotional Intelligence for Workplace Success

As silly as this might sound, Emotional Intelligence is simply being emotionally intelligent! Let’s not over complicate things. There are people that are great at their work but lack the wisdom on how to act/react/talk. A lot of people have loose mouths and this attitude stinks at work! Loose in this sense might not even mean they gossip, but one who doesn’t know the appropriate time to say something. This isn’t to say you can’t have funny or light conversations at work. You can. Just know when to draw the line and when you’re discussing off point and someone doesn’t oblige, don’t take offence. Here’s a definition from EconomicTimes – Definition: Emotional intelligence refers to the capability of a person to…
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I have held multiple free classes and this past weekend, I held the first paid online class as The Skillup School (a community where I share resources to help professionals succeed at work). Here are six lessons from my experience: Partnerships are great - I had planned on hosting the first paid class on my own but soon changed my mind and partnered with Tope Babaoye (my friend who taught on how to successfully switch careers). Every time I felt discouraged about something, I could draw from Tope's strength. She shared the flyers often, used storytelling to push to her audience and that reminded me not to slack as well. After the class, Tope sent this to me and it made…
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