Applying Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

Think Intelligently about emotions

Our ability to think in clear and complex ways is part of what makes us human. This ability has led the human race to its fantastic social, economic, and technological successes. But, surprisingly, intelligent thought doesn’t happen automatically. This is especially true of emotionally intelligent thinking. To think intelligently in the emotional and social areas of life, you must make a conscious effort and pay close attention to what you think, feel, and do.

The first steps in this process are to:

  • Understand your brain
  • Respond proactively
  • Rewrite your emotional script
  • Build your optimism
  • Motivate yourself