Develop Me Breathing Space

How emotionally intelligent are you?

11 Jan
by Suzie Business Owner & Senior HRBP

By understanding and managing your own emotions and recognising those of others, you can become a more effective and empathetic leader.

Here are the four essential areas to focus on:

Gain insight into your strengths, weaknesses, and how you come across to others. Reflect regularly and seek feedback from your team. Be a positive role model and demonstrate healthy and productive behaviours.

Emotional control

Instead of reacting on instinct or emotions, take the time to reflect on situations and make well-thought-out decisions. Stay calm in tough situations, show others you’re in control, and hold yourself accountable.


Take the time to understand your team’s needs and struggles. Offer genuine guidance and support. Schedule regular 1-2-1s to ensure everyone has a chance to be heard.

Social skills

Enhance your communication skills by being open, listening actively, and resolving conflicts with care. Train yourself through online learning, volunteering, or finding a mentor.

Identify areas for improvement and continue developing your emotional intelligence. If you need further advice or support to help your personal development, take a look at DevelopME.

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