Emotional Intelligence: Understanding Decision Making and Reality Testing
Can you accurately read a situation and understand what’s really happening? Can you pick up on the emotional undercurrents that could be charging the environment?
Decisions and the decision-making process can be influenced by our emotions. Understanding how our emotions can influence our decisions can allow you to make better decisions and understand how those decisions can impact others.
Building on our previous discussions, during this session we’ll be talking about how the facts of a situation compare to what you might be feeling …and why. And perhaps most importantly, how to determine if your response appropriate given your interpretation?
During this webinar we will:
- Discuss how emotional intelligence can be a powerful bubble-popping, de-escalation tool.
- How to think through what you are feeling
- How to compare your feelings to the facts of the situation
This is part of a six-part series:
- Jan 14: Emotional Intelligence: How EQ Can Make a Difference in Your Criminal Justice Career
- Feb 11: Emotional Intelligence: Using Self Perception and Self Awareness
- March 11: Emotional Intelligence: Recognizing Interpersonal Skills and Empathy
- April 15: Emotional Intelligence: Understanding Decision Making and Reality Testing (this webinar)
- May 20: Emotional Intelligence: Understanding Stress Management and Flexibility
- June 17: Emotional Intelligence: Learning more about Self Expression and Emotional Expression
Cheryl Stewart has more than 20 years of combined experience as a Communications and Organizational Development Professional. She is passionate about research and data collection and enjoys empowering others on how to “figure things out” in order to achieve their goals. Cheryl started her career as a TV-News Producer and worked in several television markets.
Currently, she is the Director of Organizational Development with the Maryland Aviation Administration where she oversees Performance Management, Learning and Development, and Employee Development Services for almost 500 employees.
She has a BA in Broadcast Communications from Loyola University, New Orleans and MS in Organizational Development and Strategic Human Resources from Johns Hopkins University.