The Power of Emotional Intelligence | Ahmed Shoala | TEDxMaadi

The Power of Emotional Intelligence | Ahmed Shoala | TEDxMaadi

Building Positive Relationships with Managers

  • A good manager can motivate and inspire employees, leading to better results.
  • Employees who like and respect their managers are more likely to be productive and engaged at work.
  • Strive to build a positive relationship with your manager, as it can significantly impact your job satisfaction and performance.

Avoiding Bad Habits of Successful Leaders

  • Avoid spreading personal values excessively.
  • Be mindful of using too much emotion, as it can create distance from your team.
  • Share knowledge and opinions only when necessary.
  • Trust your team and avoid micromanaging.

Recognizing and Appreciating Others

  • Recognize and appreciate the contributions of others rather than taking credit for their ideas.
  • Avoid criticizing someone's work based on their experience level, as they may improve with time and practice.
  • Using harsh criticism as a motivational technique is counterproductive.

Effective Communication and Active Listening

  • Practice active listening and avoid making assumptions, as people may have valuable insights to share.
  • When providing feedback, use "however" instead of "but" to maintain the impact of the praise.
  • Avoid interrupting others, as it prevents them from fully expressing their thoughts.
  • Be open-minded and receptive to new ideas, even if you've heard similar concepts before.
  • Refrain from using the word "just" to downplay your accomplishments, as it can undermine self-confidence.
  • Avoid displaying hubris, or excessive pride and self-confidence, in the workplace.

Common Mistakes Managers Make

  • Assuming that new employees' ideas are not valuable.
  • Taking employees' personal issues personally and letting it affect the work environment.
  • Being overly transparent with employees about the company's challenges, which can create unnecessary stress.
  • Treating employees based on their past performance rather than their current capabilities.
  • Expecting employees to accept their flaws without providing support or understanding.

Avoiding Favoritism and Treating Employees Fairly

  • Treat all employees equally and fairly to avoid resentment and accusations of favoritism.
  • Admitting mistakes and apologizing to your team can earn you more respect.
  • Remaining calm and understanding when dealing with someone who is not working while you are working hard is a sign of strength.
  • Remember that everyone has their own struggles and challenges, so try to be empathetic and understanding.

Effective Communication and Management Strategies

  • When giving a presentation, focus on delivering information effectively and avoid unnecessary details.
  • Be mindful of how you respond to employees' questions, especially when they ask about something beyond their knowledge or capabilities.
  • Set clear expectations and boundaries for employees, especially those who consistently perform well but may need guidance in certain areas.
  • Express gratitude to employees for their contributions, but avoid excessive praise or flattery.
  • Be punctual and respectful of employees' time when scheduling meetings or expecting their presence.

Improving Employees' Lives

  • Read the provided document and share it with employees to see what they choose.
  • Compare employees' choices with your perspective to gain insights into improving their lives.

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