Developing Emotional Intelligence in our Talk Improves Our Connections With Others
Developing emotional intelligence is necessary for professionals. No matter how sensitive we are to others, there is always room to grow. Even if we are great at being self-controlled, we can always do better.
The words we use (and don’t use) when we talk is an indicator of how emotionally intelligence we are. Other people notice this even if we don’t.
The quality of our relationships with others helps determine our employability and promotability. Developing emotional intelligence in a greater degree helps us to better connect with others. The better these connections are, the better our overall relationships will be.
This round-up of articles offer perspectives on how we speak with others. Developing emotional intelligence in our talk is a life-long effort. See if you can pick up a few tips on how to speak to better connect with strangers as well as people you already know.
- How a simple compliment can go a long way: Most of us are familiar with that warm, fuzzy feeling one gets after receiving a compliment. However, research also suggests that giving a compliment can be just as rewarding. – by Debbie Macomber http://www.dailyuw.com/wellness/article_c85a5a88-dab0-11e5-a922-33ae0ee315a7.html
- (Do) Talk To Strangers: With digital devices always in hand, it’s rare that people separate from their screens to strike up conversations with strangers. In fact, as society becomes increasingly dependent on technology, there’s much concern that it’s harming our social skills. http://www.cassandra.co/life/do-talk-to-strangers/
- Everyone is hating on ‘small-talk’ — but it’s a crucial part of modern relationships: Can you believe this weather? First a major snowstorm, now unseasonable warmth. The election is really a doozy. And don’t get me started on the Oscars! Small talk gets a bum rap as an enterprise for the shallow, the callow, and the dull. – by Twitter – http://www.businessinsider.com/small-talk-is-a-crucial-part-of-modern-relationships-2016-2
- The Art and Science of Apologizing: It was one of the most famous apologies in modern American history: On a Monday night in August 1998, after seven months of denials, then-President Bill Clinton delivered a speech admitting to a sexual affair with Monica Lewinsky. – by Jacoba Urist – http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/02/how-to-apologize/470457/
- Why Advice Doesn’t Help When We’re Hurting (and What Does): “Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we’re listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.” Karl A. Menninger – by Katharine Di Cerbo http://tinybuddha.com/blog/why-advice-doesnt-help-when-were-hurting-and-what-does/
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Stacie Hoffmeister is an organizational coach and branding professional. She is the founder of organizational coaching firm, Facts and Heresies. Facts and Heresies helps individuals step up into their next level of personal and professional potential. Based in the New York, NY and Westchester County, NY area, Stacie serves individual professionals and organizations in her area and all over the world.