Frustration is an intense emotion. When other emotions are on the rise at the same time, frustration can easily get out of hand. As the amount of stress you are under compounds, carefully watch what is happening with your frustration level. Frustration can take you to destructive places that do not serve you.
Managing your frustration, especially in times of elevated stress is a key element of emotional intelligence. Protect yourself, learn to quiet your frustration when you need to and you’ll avoid some bumpy rides.
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Are you conscious of the timing for the things you do at work? This can take many forms: when to bring a subject up, when to begin a project, when to introduce a new idea, when to end something or when to take a break. Your sense of timing can be critical to success. Timing involves emotional intelligence, awareness and intuitive abilities.
Assess your own sense of timing. How good has it been in the past? How did timing affect your outcomes? A sense of timing must be cultivated. Observe and correct and you’ll find yourself timing things just right.
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Would that all workplaces operate smoothly and efficiently! When that’s not the case, here are five ways to handle a dysfunctional work environment.
1. Place responsibility where it should be and do not take too much on your own shoulders.
2. Find your space within your workplace and do your job in as high quality a manner as possible.
3. Speak up when what you have to say has a chance of lessening the dysfunction.
4. Develop your emotional intelligence.
5. If the work environment is hampering you in significant ways, start looking at your options to get out of it.
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