Saturday, January 15, 2005
Quote of the week and Are you difficult to live with?
Fast Company Magazine
Most people will answer no. We all like to believe that we are perfect or at least close to it. And the more difficult to live with usually have the least insight into their behaviour. One way we can be difficult to live with is in how we handle our moods. If you are in charge of people, do your employees fear you? Do they avoid you? Do you glow in the knowledge that people are scared of you, that they won't disagree with you? What about your family? Do they have to walk on eggshells around you? Do you, overtly or covertly discourage feedback on how they perceive you? Do you justify your bad mood on your stress, your fatigue, etc.
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you can change and become someone who can manage your moods and improve your relationships at the same time. Emotional intelligence is a set of skills that you can learn to practice to make your life (and the life of those around you) less stressful and definitely more pleasant.
If you recognize yourself and want to know more about how coaching can help, sign up for a free coaching session during this month's coaching day, on Friday, January 28, 2005, between 9 a.m. and noon.
Marguerite Tennier, M.A.