How Emotional Intelligence Can Improve Decision-Making

Posted on: June 6th, 2018

Overcome Emotional Sensitivity with Emotional Armor

The top secret to making cleverer decisions that cannot be persuaded by your emotions when it is needed and decision should not be made with respect to your emotions or feelings. Emotional intelligence lets you do anything that is required and useful. You need to use your ideas constructively because there are so many non-constructive influences that are involved. You have two choice, one you can remove them and the other is to make changes in the ideas that are faulty or flawed. You don’t need to scrap any idea it can be used one way or another.

Mostly the ideas are good. But emotional intelligence sometimes lets you keep the good while it removes all the bad influences following your idea so that your good ideas should stay in tacked and can get solutions to the upcoming problems.

Emotional intelligence has this capability to understand and try to manage your emotions. There are many advantages of being emotionally intelligent. Emotional intelligence is very essential for the people who owns a small business and a team of employees. It is necessary to surround yourself with the staff that are emotionally intelligent and stable too. You need to keep this in mind at the time of hiring process as well.

Emotionally intelligent people are mentally capable of building rapport and have trust in their teams. They avoid backstabbing and struggles but try to focus on their work in a very skillful manner. They mostly enjoy company of others and have huge amount of respect for others.


The people who have high emotional intelligence are really happy people. There are also some people who are always giving. Happy people are more likely to complete more tasks than those who are mentally depressed and sad. It is really important to be emotionally stable and should have complete control over their emotions and mood. Motivating yourself to find solutions of your own problems. Spreading smiles costs nothing but happiness. The inner satisfaction you receive in return is just priceless and it makes your emotional intelligence even stronger.

In order to increase your emotional intelligence, it is very important that you try to combine these six pillars into your life. There are luckily so many blessed strategies to help others to boost up their confidence and emotion. What’s the best possible way to cope up with it? There are plenty of books available on emotional intelligence that will guide you to the right path. Many popular books are focused on this matter.  You should try to understand the fundamental concepts of emotional intelligence and try to make a positive change in your life with this emotional knowledge.

These were the four core and major components of emotional intelligence, but if you dig deeper you will find out there a lot more to get through. There are many capabilities based on the analysis of each part through the books of emotional intelligence. When you are working to reach the goal, you need to realize that fact everything requires hard work. Staying motivated and bringing out the best outcome out of it is the real goal to achieve. These four basic components can also called as the four basic pillars of emotional intelligence. Books on emotional intelligence gives the readers the guidance to seriously deal with it in a very optimistic manner.


Having emotionally stable staff is one of the fundamental part in forming good relations within the organization which can surely boost the creativity and productivity. The major skills that are involved in emotional intelligence are: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skills. Emotional intelligence has become such a buzz word nowadays that researchers are very concerned and taking it too seriously. Embracing the different shades of human emotions has its own benefits and try to make it a happier workplace. Empathy is the ability to sought things at the workplace. There have been times when employee needs to be compassionate and considerate towards other team members. Those who truly care about others will provide them good customer service and build better relationships within the organization, which can lead you to customer satisfaction as well.

As we think of emotional intelligence, there are four components that comes in our mind. The very first one is self-awareness, that how much you are aware of everything, what you feel about it, what you think and how it’s affecting you. Further accompanied by it, self-management comes in play here, which not only tells us how to deal with destructive emotions but also how handle it to make it less troubling. Sometimes positive emotions can lead you to positive outcome, which can fulfill the desired goals. Now understanding comes the next, knowing and feeling about other people perception. They don’t’ tell you but instead they speak with their gestures, voice, attitude and so on. The last but not the least component is how you get along with other and your relationship with them. They approach books on emotional intelligence instead of talking to their closed ones. Your goal should be to manage your relations effectively and handling them pretty well.

The best way to measure your potential and competency is to evaluate yourself by reading books on emotional intelligence or ask other people who are very well aware of you to rate you on the same parameters. There should be a balance between the picture you see from your sight and how other people sees through it.

“Empathy begins with understanding life from another person’s perspective. Nobody has an objective experience of reality. It’s all through our own individual prisms.” -Sterling K. Brown

We have a lot of people around us, in our personal lives or at work who brings optimism in us. They are great in listening to others and help us feel more confident. They are really good in managing and controlling their emotions. You should have this ability to handle your emotions and feelings which determines your success in all aspect of life. Your level of energy has this positive and direct effect in raising your emotional intelligence.

The people who are self-aware about their strengths and weaknesses at their workplace can also identify their abilities and potential for the excellence. They know how to deal with criticism despite of the fact that they need to understand the importance of improvement and working for the betterment for their own good.

We are taught from a very young age that we should be expressive with our emotions in certain ways, by avoiding harsh and hurtful comments. The people who self-regulate their emotions cannot hold their feeling and express it in a very healthy way. When we talk about the workplace it is believed capacity of self-regulating your emotions can bring change and are open to new thoughts and ideas.

Those who have strong emotional intelligence have the ability to manage their emotions too. There can be bad situations at work when you are upset or angry, it is very imperative to regulate your emotions and try to channel them in a very healthy way. It is rightly believed that Cream of the Crop Leaders Succeed While Others Don’t. If you have no control of your emotions at work, this can lead you to clueless situations.

The word emotional intelligence basically refer to the ability to identify, evaluate and mange emotions within yourself. Some of the people believes that this ability can be developed by training, on the other hand some believes that emotional intelligence comes inborn. So to have decision making skills you also have to be a good leader. A good leader should possess effective components of Emotional is experienced that emotionally stable people do have strong and good decision making skills. Our feelings and emotion do play a much greater role in decision making, thought and success. Self-management skills can be utilized by decision makers so that they can establish a record of achievement and emotional control. The emotional intelligence skill of social awareness and its core competencies of empathy, service orientation and organizational awareness of decision-makers are to judge the impact of not only their decisions but also the manner in which those decisions are made.




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By: Shawn P. West, MEng, MBB.

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