Quick Tips to Boost Your Work EQ

Think about your week at work. Have you struggled with any of the following?

  • Making a tough decision
  • Finding time to care for yourself while also tending to your team and/or client
  • Dealing with an interpersonal conflict
  • Losing some sense of control
  • Meeting a deadline
  • Making a mistake

If the answer is yes (and I’m willing to bet that it is), you are a human being. The good news is that we all have the capacity to implement strategies that can help increase our motivation, reduce conflict, better manage our own emotions and the emotions of others, and be stronger and better as a result. For tips on how to increase your own emotional intelligence (or EQ) at work, try some of the research based tips below:

Julia is a Consultant on the Organizational Effectiveness team based in our New York office. As an organizational psychologist and certified EQ-i administrator, she helps counsel teams on emotional intelligence, employee engagement, mitigating bias, team effectiveness, resilience and more. She is actively involved with our internal Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and CSR initiatives. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, fitness, and outdoors adventures. You can follow Julia on Twitter @JuliaDranov.