October 18, 2005
My overall feeling about Goleman's framework for emotional intelligence is that all of his suggestions are great in theory and when practiced. The guidelines are pretty straightforward, but not always easy to achieve in a team situation. I think that he balances the scales in the working world by suggesting that those who may lack some technical knowledge can still excel by improving upon their emotional intelligence skills. That is not to say that gaining the technical knowledge is not important, but rather that the knowledge can take you a lot further if you have emotional intelligence skills to boot.
People skills are incredibly important in the working world, and how you view yourself affects how you view and treat others. Application of Goleman's personal and social competence skills are key to succeeding in the business world. His guidelines for training emotional competence skills are also a good roadmap for supervisors to encourage emotional intelligence at a job. Excellent communication skills are mentioned throughout his book, and are also vital to success in the working world.
Posted by at October 18, 2005 7:08 PM
Taking pride in what you do amounts to step 1 for me; most of the other skills follow through time and experience. My advice to those just starting out in the working world is to care about yourself and your job, put your best effort forward and keep an open mind about learning new things and adapting to changes. A mutual respect will form between you and your coworkers, and your communication skills will improve. It sounds simple, but it works. Goleman would likely agree with me.
Hi Bob. You mentioned that Goleman's principles seem straight forward, but are "not always easy to achieve in a team situation." YES! This very fact is why it's such a challenge to teach this material. A few of your classmates made the comment early on that that book was repetitive and they got it in Chapter 1. Like you, I know that, in practice, these concepts are very tricky.
I enjoyed your advice to those just starting out in the working world: "to care about yourself and your job, put your best effort forward and keep an open mind about learning new things and adapting to changes. A mutual respect will form between you and your coworkers, and your communication skills will improve." Nicely said. Yes, I do think that Goleman would agree with you.
I agree that communication skill is vital to success in the working world. Good communication skill helps you improve your people skills also.
In the working world, you have to deal with various kinds of people and good communication skills takes a big part of it. You need to be flexible enough to deal with different people.
Since communication has a lot of barriers, which includes the people's differences, one really needs good communication skills to deal with different people.
In the business sector, communication skills is a must-have.Business people reach out to their target market to create awareness with their product and services. That is why they need to communicate effectively so that they will not be misunderstood by the market. They need to be clear in delivering their message or else, they will lose or they'll never gain the people's trust.
Being confident means being positive. It really helps in getting successful even with the simplest dreams we have. Staying positive is helps you become more determined.
With the Sedona Method, you will feel great every time and helps you attain emotional wellness that will make you feel more positive.