Check yourself

Had a opportunity today to coach one of my employees for the way they came on too strong in a business meeting. This resource is very detailed and has a high passion for their work which is absolutely great. However, apparently some of their frustrations might have got the best of them as it sounds like the meeting turned into a personal venting session all in front of a couple of business executives. My advice was to check their emotional intelligence and especially to be self aware and practice self control. Ironically, I told them I didn’t think their points were wrong, but out of context for what the meeting was actually intended for. Five years ago I wouldn’t have been able to coach them on this topic as I wasn’t even aware of emotional IQ much less practiced it. I am glad to say the coaching I had for them was very well received and what could have been a tough meeting between us was actually very constructive.

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