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I’m always on the lookout for Unity Principles in action in unexpected places. I came across this article from Harvard Business Review on Emotional Intelligence and thought I’d share it, since it very much captures the unity ideas of mindfulness, awareness, understanding, and taking responsibility for your reactions and actions.

A few highlights below.

“Emotional intelligence is the ability to monitor your own and other people’s emotions, to distinguish between different emotions and label them appropriately, and to use this information to guide your thinking and behavior. According to a 2013 study by American Express, EQ is one of the biggest predictors of performance in the workplace and a strong driver of leadership and personal excellence.”

“EQ is more than charisma or personality. It is exhibited in adaptability, collegiality, and empathy — and it is practiced through listening, remaining calm and resilient in the face of problems, valuing and helping colleagues, and connecting and empathizing with clients. I’ve found that, in the workplace, it is about your relationships:

  • Your relationship with yourself (self-awareness/adaptability)
  • Your relationships with your colleagues (collegiality/collaboration)
  • Your relationships with your clients (empathy)”

Read the full Harvard Business Review Article.