Week of August 10, 2020, Theme: Managing Emotions

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  • About Us: Managing Emotions

    About Us is a multi-media project intended to provide inspiration and encouragement to our UIUC colleagues as we lean in through these difficult times.

    Click here for the Managing Emotions video.

  • Monday, August 10, 2020

    When there is low emotional intelligence (also known as “EQ”)  in the workplace, people tend to not take responsibility for mistakes. It’s harder for people to work together as a team. When communicating, people are either passive or aggressive and not assertive.

    Read more on emotional intelligence by clicking here

  • Tuesday, August 11, 2020

    With high EQ, particularly for employers, people solve problems better and make suitable decisions. Those with high emotional intelligence tend to keep a level head under pressure; display greater empathy; and listen, reflect, and react appropriately to the opinions of others.

    Find great books on emotional management by clicking here

  • Wednesday, August 12, 2020

    The benefit of empathy is not solely in perceiving the way others feel, but it is also a way to recognize your reactions to expressions of emotion. Emotional insight reveals dynamics between employees and management. Empathy allows you to see how those power dynamics affect interactions and behaviors within those relationships.

    Learn 3 ways to better understand your emotions by clicking here

  • Thursday, August 13, 2020

    Emotional intelligence is also essential to conflict management in the workplace. The benefit of emotional intelligence in situations of conflict is that you can often establish a middle ground in disagreements. By paying attention to how others respond to one another, you can try to help people feel heard, which in turn will help them be more willing to compromise.

    Learn how to improve your emotional intelligence by clicking here.

  • Friday, August 14, 2020

    It is important to control your worry and stress, not just because you will worry less and feel better, but because less worry means less stress for your heart. This applies to the entire range of stressors, from a small episode of acute panic to a larger context such as living through a natural disaster. For all the reasons outlined above, a new emotion-based approach to heart health, called cardiac psychology, is receiving increasing interest.

    Learn how managing your emotions can save your heart by clicking here.