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:
- Take a conscious and proactive decision.
- Test your EQ.
- Ask for honest feedback.
- Choose the morning & learn to observe your emotions as an outsider.
- Work on strong habits.
- Think positive.
- Keep a personal notebook of emotional accountability.
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.
- Take this Emotional Intelligence Quiz from Mind Tools to see what areas you’re already strong in and areas that could use some development.
- Read Understanding Emotional Intelligence.
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.