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 […]
Our body position affects our emotions. You did not know it, but she must have known about it [the role of sensorimotor abilities and the theory called “embodied cognition”] all along. Yes, those affectionate directions that your grandma gave you – something like “sit back, sit up straight, and don’t slump. . . . ” […]
“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 […]
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