Emotional intelligence

    It is already difficult to find a site and a specialist in the field of management who do not talk about the importance of emotional intelligence in relation to project activities. I ask them - what to do then? They shrug or start talking about beautiful abstractions and grandiose results. But again I do not understand. Then they say this is a difficult question, and you should find the right person for your team, he feels it all. And others advise reading Covey or a book about a subject, after which you will understand.

    It seems to me that you can organize everything easier. The main idea is that the team’s potential consists of the mental and emotional efforts of the team. IQ + EQ. If IQ is clear, then here's how to pump EQ?

    I offer a simple practice that will begin to pump your emotional intelligence and the intelligence of your team. This practice will serve as a powerful impetus to building true team relationships.

    Initial materials for the development of emotional intelligence:


    We make a simple corner, which we will then put on the table. 5-6 strips are cut from one A4 sheet, thus we get 5-6 corners from the sheet.


    And in the end, we get a simulator for emotional intelligence: The


    tool is ready.

    How it works?Before you do something, you sit down and feel-think:
    I FEEL ________, BECAUSE __________

    Feelings: JOY, SADNESS, FEAR, IRRITATION. Others are unacceptable. It is important to explain to yourself why I feel this. It is important to name at least 2 feelings. In "BECAUSE" a little tensed I find the reason for my feelings. Understanding the reason, I raise awareness. For only mature individuals experience feelings and realize the reasons that prompted them. In this way, we raise awareness at both the EQ and IQ levels. And then either we put up with the reasons, that is, we hammer on our awareness, or we solve the problem :)

    Now about the rules. They are simple, like everything is effective and working:

    1. Before each activity, say to yourself, “I feel ...”
    2. At least 2 feelings
    3. Put the corners on the table so that others can see
    4. If someone is interested in “why,” answer honestly.
    5. It is forbidden to lie and clean under pressure.

    * Activity - this is when I sat down to hang out, or when I'm at a meeting (I took corners with me and set my emotional status during the meeting).
    * Sometimes you may not answer “why” put a corner, but remember, this does not contribute to development.

    I will not disclose the advantages of this approach, I will only list the keywords that affect practice, and you yourself will guess why: motivation, building a team, efficiency, knowledge management, team approach, development of emotional intelligence, building a vision, improving processes, etc.

    I look forward to your feedback on the implementation :)

    These and other practices of emotional intelligence to listen to the podcast Agile Study Group: link Community Study Group is .

    PS. The practice is called Check-in. That is, I mentally and emotionally enter the work.

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