Emotional, Emotional And Emotional Intelligence

757 Words Jul 26th, 2015 4 Pages
Emotional intelligence is described as the ability for one to know and understand their own emotions as well as the emotions of others. However, understanding or knowing your emotional state is only half of the skill, one must be able to use the emotional information to guide them in there thinking and behavior towards others. As a leader we often don’t take the time to stop and recognize our current emotional state before acting on the situation. I believe this is due to the fact that our emotions and reactions are used so frequently that it becomes a natural habit, much like breathing. Everyone breathes with out ever having to think about it, but when you perform yoga you are asked to control your breathing to help relax your mind and body. Much like yoga, emotional intelligence requires one to first stop and recognize their current state, then based on the current situation, a leader must act effectively, but not in haste. Personally I think this is an area of my leadership that I need to work on. Within the last 6 months at my facility we hired a new CNO and during a meeting last month he did a little test on all of the leaders. He told us that an employee was hired to sit with an emotionally unstable patient all night to unsure nothing happened and that the patient didn’t leave. However during the night the employee fell asleep and patient got up out of bed and walked out of the hospital. Our CNO then asked how the group what type of disciplinary actions we…

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