Emotional Intelligence in the work place and its effects

We you react emotionally to a situation or experience in your life you create a chemical change in your body.   The length of time that the emotional reaction lasts is called a refractory period.   During this refractory period, the body is altered by chemicals that produce a gap between how things are

So have you ever said to yourself, “I wish I had handled that better with my co-worker” or “I wish I didnt send that email” or “I wish I didn’t say that to my spouse”?    Thats because during the chemical refractory period our perception is altered.

 If you dont know how to control your emotion after a highly charged event that produces a strong emotion, then you allow those chemicals to linger in an extended refractory period created from the hormones of stress.

As humans we can keep emotions going just by thought alone

If you continue to review that event over and over again then you allow those chemicals to chemically condition your body to subconsciously memorise that emotion and store it in the body.

So most people are living by the same routine emotions of the past.  So most peoples personalities are created by the events of the past.  In fact they are viewing their current personal reality through the lens of the past.

Learning how to shorten the refractory period of your emotion is called emotional intelligence.

What is possible for your organisation

Imagine if we can get an entire culture to learn how to overcome their emotions and practice the skills of shortening their emotional reactions, there would be better teamwork, better collaboration, better communication, better support and empathy for one another and ultimately a better atmosphere or culture.

Dr Joe Dispenza’s take on EI

Dr. Joe Dispenza, a neuroscientist, chiropractor, and author, has written extensively on the importance of emotional intelligence in the workplace. He argues that emotional intelligence is crucial for effective communication, problem-solving, and decision-making. He also believes that individuals with high emotional intelligence are better able to manage stress, build strong relationships, and create positive work environments. Additionally, Dr. Dispenza suggests that emotional intelligence can lead to greater job satisfaction and career success. He states that the development of emotional intelligence can be trained and enhanced through mindfulness practices, such as meditation.