Sunday, 27 March 2016
Emotional intelligence: the missing link in the enterprise.
The question that is taboo in the workplace: How are you feeling?
Since Descartes and centuries of industrial development we stayed hooked to a certain idea of intelligence ... it has to be rational, logical, technical, scientific, economic ... well ... mental.
Our body is a way to physically bring our highly developed brains from one meeting to the next.
Our emotions must be kept in the cloakroom. They do not belong in business, world of rationality and objectivity.
Or so we think ... because the truth is quite different.
Our truth as individuals, as teams, as businesses is far from being just rational. It is also emotional and physical.
What motivates men is not data or facts, it's passions, ambitions, emotions.
We communicate more with our being than with our words.
Let's become more aware of our individual and collective emotions, of our intuitions.
Let's listen, perceive, understand beyond words or phrases.
We will be all the more effective.
Put emotions at the center of your activities. And really ask the question to your team:
How are you feeling? ...in this position, this role, this company, this project ?
... and above all, listen to the answer.
What do you think?