Workplace incivility, which involves things like interruption, rude comments, and condescending tone, harms psychological well-being over the long term. We now have more insight into just “how” this damage from such “relatively minor interpersonal interaction” occurs. The evidence comes from a recent study of the legal industry in Australia. The researchers looked at the […]
Emotional abilities guide individual behavior and drive organizational performance in the modern [legal] workplace. In those activities, some people excel at appraising their own and others’ emotions, excel at using their own emotional states to bring about their best motivation and achievement, and excel at controlling their own emotions. In short, some people have […]
Words like “jerk, bully, pushover, and doormat” aptly describe many lawyers. Why are so many “smart” people so ineffective? One reason relates to emotional intelligence. This post begins your understanding.
Jerk, bully, pushover, and doormat type lawyers, and each of them, fail to express themselves with emotionally intelligent assertiveness. Those lawyers come up short […]
Lawyers, what ranks as your most important emotional intelligence work success factor? You might believe that stress tolerance ranks as number one. No. It is not assertiveness, either. Research noted in this series on Psycholawlogy shows that those two occupy space in the “Top 5” emotional intelligence work success factors. See All-Star [Lawyers] […]
Emotionally intelligent lawyers in central Missouri? Yes, a new and unique continuing legal education (CLE) program about emotional intelligence, the law, and professionalism will occur on April 9, 2015 in Columbia, Missouri. Emotional Intelligence, the Law, and Professionalism: A Practical Introduction, will address three important questions about lawyers, emotional intelligence, professionalism, and continuing legal […]
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