Tag: managing emotions

Self-regulation or the art of locking the door before the horse bolts

Posted in Managing our emotions,Personal Effectiveness by teamrashmi@etlabs on May 2nd, 2012
self control

A lot of the times we end up saying or doing something we regret later.  One aspect of Emotional Intelligence is self-regulation- or impulse control, or simply self-control. Recently I was discussing this subject with Prof Sudhir Jain, Director of the new IIT at Gandhinagar, who is a rare combination of an academic with international […]


Managing Emotions at the Workplace (2): Communicating confidently with a tough boss

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What is assertive behaviour? Assertiveness is the middle ground between aggression and passivity. It is about reasonable behaviour and finding solutions that suit both sides. Assertiveness means: Acknowledging your own feelings to yourself (“My boss gives me bits and pieces of tasks without total responsibility of the entire project, and I am feeling restless and unfulfilled”); Understanding […]


Managing Emotions at the Workplace (1): Why do we get emotionally hijacked?

Posted in Communication skills,Managing our emotions by Rashmi Datt on March 11th, 2012
passive behaviour

Communication at the workplace (particularly with the boss) is as important as lubricant for our car engine. Without it our career will sputter and stall, and work life will be full of breakdowns and headaches. In quiz, you saw a few situations, which if not clarified, have the potential to worsen our irritation with time.  […]


Balancing Emotional Intelligence with Creativity- An Interview with Dilip Chhabria

Posted in Uncategorized by Rashmi Datt on February 29th, 2012
Secrets of success

(Dilip Chhabria is the founder of DC Design, internationally recognised for quality services in vehicle customizing and modification) The first thing that strikes you about Dilip Chhabria as he walks into the restaurant where we are meeting him for dinner is his utter ease with himself, as he laughingly explains why he wife couldn’t make […]


Even if your temperature rises quickly, respond slowly

Posted in Managing our emotions by Rashmi Datt on August 22nd, 2011
saying-disagreeable-things-agreeably

Recently I was with a group of people who holidayed together for 3 days on the occasion of their company’s first off-site. The spouses met each other and their husband’s colleagues for the first time. It was a beautiful natural setting in god’s own country – we had Kerala’s gentle monsoon breeze, verdant green swaying […]


Pause, Reflect and Respond: Emotional Intelligence from the Panchatantra

Posted in Managing our emotions by Rashmi Datt on July 20th, 2011
Pause-reflect-and-respond

 In nineteenth century India, when it was not unusual for children to be married off, a young girl was just getting used to her new, equally young partner. The immature bridegroom had no idea of the rights and role of a husband, so he bought some pamphlets containing chauvinistic advice to men to dominate their […]


Assertiveness- The Power of Positive Communication

Posted in Communication skills,Managing our emotions,Personal Effectiveness by Rashmi Datt on July 17th, 2011
leopard-assertive-mouse

 Recently, I found myself at the clinic of an expensive doctor. When my turn came to explain my problem, he was interrupted several times by phone calls, each of which lasted a few minutes. In my allotted fifteen minutes, I had barely spoken before he handed me a prescription. Should I object, and express my […]


Had enough of obstacles and difficult people?

Posted in Managing our emotions by Rashmi Datt on June 5th, 2011
frustration

Here is a magical tip to manage your energies, throw your frustration out of the window and get on with life. Recently a colleague was visibly upset because she was informed at the last minute of a change in a programme. She complained bitterly that it affected her entire week-end schedule. ‘ How can people […]


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