“SOS” Not the universal distress call, but the key components of Emotional Intelligence…awareness of SELF, awareness of OTHERS, and awareness of the SITUATION. The more in tune a leader is with these three things the more capable she is of creating better outcomes for all parties concerned.
These are stressful times for everyone. Our workplace is turned upside down, our world feels dangerous, and the people we depend on for professional and emotional support can only be viewed as a series of “Brady Bunch” squares on our laptops. It is incumbent upon leaders to recognize their own stressors, to show empathy for their people, and to manage situations in a way that promotes safety and creativity.
I discovered this SOS tip while listening to our podcast on Emotional Intelligence, one of twenty “Career Amp” podcasts that Ratliff & Taylor has produced. Released just last week, we have received great feedback from the many folks who have listened to one or more after downloading them from their favorite podcast platform. I encourage you to also take a listen.
Be intentional about it…