We’ve all heard about emotional intelligence and the significant role it plays in effective leadership and followership but emotional competency is the grist of the matter because that’s where you live and how you become who you are and there is no disguising it, you’ve either got it, or you don’t. The real question is whether you can recognize it for the important role it already plays in your life. If life is a tender box, emotional competency is what brings it under control and provides the lens for viewing not just one thing, but everything.
Daniel Goleman writes about why “people with good conflict management skills are so successful in their lives and careers…” and this is so encouraging to realize that by bringing people into resolution, you can enjoy great success; the truest definition of a “win-win”.
And what is emotional competency? Goleman says the prerequisites are “self-awareness, self-confidence, self-control, and empathy.” With these as foundational strengths what more could be required? Practice, practice, practice!