In the business (including legal services) world, job satisfaction determines key performance behaviors and outcomes critical to the life, health, and sustained prosperity of not only the organizations, but their workers, too. A leader’s effectiveness, i.e. the overall performance of leadership behaviors, influences workers’ job satisfaction. Emotional intelligence, shown by a line of […]
Legal work often involves high personal drama, high financial stakes, high stress, and high emotional labor. Successful performance in the legal arena requires that lawyers cope with those and many other tasks and demands, including practicing law competently. Recent legal commentary* argues that lawyers must also learn about emotional labor, emotion regulation, and emotional intelligence […]
Emotions can capture and dominate the mind, change information processing channels, and color the perception, thinking and decision-making processes, and behavior of lawyers and other professionals in their workplaces. Just like their counterparts in the business world and the medical profession who already have, legal leaders and lawyers must appreciate and accept the mounting evidence […]
Aggression and emotional intelligence generally have a negative relationship. Researchers have established that conflict and aggressive behavior tend to characterize people with lower emotional intelligence. A team of Spanish psychological scientists extended previous research by focusing on the association between ability emotional intelligence and aggression as well as exploring the role of angry rumination in […]
We all have beliefs about our essential human characteristics. These beliefs, known as implicit theories, about things like intelligence and emotions guide our behavior. Some of us believe that we cannot change our essential attributes. Others, however, believe that with planning and effort, we can over time change intelligence or emotions and achieve positive outcomes.
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