Emotional Intelligence and Where To Start

In “Emotional Intelligence & Where To Start When You Don’t Have It At All,” Paloma Cantero-Gomez describes the many positive ways one can manage their emotions. She states, “there are a huge amount of little tips to help you go through the corridor of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management.” In this article, she presents several ways to improve emotional intelligence:

  1. Take a conscious and proactive decision.
  2. Test your EQ.
  3. Ask for honest feedback.
  4. Choose the morning & learn to observe your emotions as an outsider.
  5. Work on strong habits.
  6. Think positive.
  7. Keep a personal notebook of emotional accountability.

To learn more, read Paloma Cantero-Gomez‘s full article.

Emotional Intelligence: Reflection and Goal-Setting

In a journal, create an entry for your personal use that states an EI element you would like to improve in and how you’ll achieve that outcome.

Additional Resources

The NPS Fundamentals Program has certified EQ-i practitioners who can administer the Multi-Health Systems EQ-i 2.0 assessment to generate your own confidential profile report, and engage in an interactive feedback session. Certified EQ-i practitioners in the Fundamentals Program can also be available to assist your work unit in using EQ-i 2.0 as a tool to help improve the success of your team; contact the Fundamentals Program Manager for more information.

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