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 […]
“Sensitive, but not sentimental.” That phrase can aptly describe the emotionally intelligent manager. Recent research suggests that leaders of legal and other organizations can put their fears about ineffective, “too soft” leadership aside. Why?
Research shows that emotionally intelligent managers’ greater sensitivities do not necessarily handicap their effectiveness at making tough decisions and their influence […]
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 […]
This post reviews and recommends to lawyers, judges, and other professionals and their organizations The Stress Effect: Why Smart Leaders Make Dumb Decisions – And What To Do About It, by Henry L. (Dick) Thompson, PhD, a leading authority on stress, emotional intelligence, and leadership. This unique book concerns the impact of stress on decision-making and why […]
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