Leaders always have some measure of power. How they use power to influence others provides a glimpse into one measure of a leader’s effectiveness. Sometimes, however, the most powerful lack the ability to lead. Why? They may lack capacity to lead. Some may have an underdeveloped or dysfunctional moral compass. Finally, and this does […]
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] […]
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