Know Yourself, Choose Yourself, and Give Yourself

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Emotional intelligence is ‘a set of competencies that allows you to apply thinking and feeling to make optimal decisions.’ (SEI leadership report, 2013) In the report, the author makes critical analysis of the result of the SEI report. By presenting the analysis by ‘Know yourself’, ‘Choose yourself’ and ‘Give yourself’, the author has a more clear understanding of her strengths and weakness concerning her EQ. Based on the skills and analysis, the author applies the theory into her future professional career development in order to achieve her career goal. 2. Know yourself 2.1. Enhance Emotional Literacy According to the SEI report, the author got ‘functional’ as the detail result concerning ‘Enhance Emotional Literacy’. In other words, the author had awareness and clarity into the essential drivers of behavior of her and her teammates. (SEI leadership report, 2013, p. 11) With this ability of recognizing self-emotions, the author can make strategic usage of feeling in order to match emotions to the task. (Gardner and Qualter, 2010) What’s more, on the basis of knowing the author’s self-emotions, the author also has good understanding of others‘ emotional messages’ and can take good response on appropriate emotional level. For the author, the report gives her a more clear illustration of the level of enhancing emotional literacy that she reaches. She can identify others’ feeling and grasp the causes and effects. The author knows that it is an asset that she can use to leverage for high performance during her work. However, she needs to know how to apply this skill when it is stressful or high-pressure. (SEI leadership report, 2013, p. 11) As a result, the author can take this skill in her professional career development. For... ... middle of paper ... ...2013. [e-book] Six seconds. p. 11. [Accessed: 11 Jan 2014]. Gardner, K. J. and Qualter, P. 2010. Concurrent and incremental validity of three trait emotional intelligence measures. Australian Journal of Psychology, 62 (1), pp. 5--13. Mougios, K. 2013. Developing Business Leadership Skills. Week 9-16 Martins, A., Ramalho, N. and Morin, E. 2010. A comprehensive meta-analysis of the relationship between emotional intelligence and health. Personality and Individual Differences, 49 (6), pp. 554--564. Cherniss, C. and Goleman, D. 2001. The emotionally intelligent workplace. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Goleman, D. 1998. Working with emotional intelligence. New York: Bantam Books. Kluemper, D. H. 2008. Trait emotional intelligence: The impact of core-self evaluations and social desirability. Personality and Individual Differences, 44 (6), pp. 1402--1412.

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