Changing jobs from the inside can be a powerful way to get more out of your work day. This site is about workplace challenges and how work makes you feel — and what YOU can do to put the power of change into your own hands.
As a career coach, my goal is to help you see the opportunities for change that you might not have thought about. Or, maybe you did think about it and didn’t believe it could make a difference. But it can. YOU can. My goal is to help you learn new methods and new ways of looking at things so you can acquire the awesome power to change your own work life!
With his 1995 book, Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman brought the concept of workplace emotions (and just how much they affect our work lives) into the mainstream. If you google “emotional intelligence” you’ll find different ideas about the exact definition. But I’m not concerned about the scholarly take on it for our purposes.
Here on Work To The Wise, we’re instead going to stick to the core basics of emotional intelligence. How an awareness of your own feelings — and the feelings of people around you — can help change the way you respond to things. And how people respond to you, a very valuable job change tool.
By learning how to observe, identify, and work with emotions (and people), you can actually change the way a job feels. And you can avoid a lot of unnecessary drama and automatic emotional triggers that serve no real purpose, except as a workplace reality show that does nothing to help you.
Add to that some basic, practical street smarts, and you have a formula for workplace success. Not that it’s all quite that easy. But awareness — along with a willingness to try new things — is a great beginning. Luckily, new habits (even with occasional misses) can turn into lifelong faithful friends.
Well, at least we can aim for the second picture! ~ Ronnie Ann