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When asked to describe the virtues that make a great team player, Patrick Lencioni told Forbes that an employee needs to be three things: humble, hungry, and smart. He then went on to describe these attributes as:
The smart element brings me to the role of emotional intelligence in interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships. It’s the secret to open and honest conversation with colleagues.
The higher your emotional intelligence, the more confident and adaptable you are likely to be. Within a team-based organization, your emotional intelligence is a determinant of your value to the team. It dictates your ability to communicate with openness and honesty, and this encourages others to do likewise. It is this that leads to complete trust and the deeper intrapersonal relationships that drive team coherence and success.
The traits of an emotionally intelligent person include:
Communicating in an open and honest manner is key to developing a greater understanding, more empathy, and an improved awareness of others. Your relationships will become deeper and more trusting. The key to achieving this level of interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships is to work to improve your emotional intelligence.
Contact Primeast today to discover how an Emotional Intelligence course will develop and embed effective personal skills in the workplace, for leaders, managers and employees, by improving your:
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