Every profession can benefit from the use of emotional intelligence, but it’s especially useful for those that have careers which often require social interactions. Doctors are one such profession, as they frequently speak to patients and deliver news that can be quite unpleasant to receive. Stephen recently provided insight into how practicing empathy and emotional intelligence can assist physicians, nursing staff, and others in the medical community to communicate not only with patients and their families, but their colleagues and staff as well.
“There is a huge amount of value for organizations that teach and promote the practice of emotional intelligence,” Barth says. “It is not a fast fix. It is a long, lifetime journey. Once adopted, however, the outcomes and return on investment are enormous.”
While emotional intelligence can be a challenge, everyone certainly has the ability to learn it and use it to achieve greater success.
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