The Contractor’s Guide to Emotional Intelligence

Learn how to identify your emotions, create work/life boundaries, discover self-management techniques, manage an isolating work environment, actively listen to others, and manage relationships by engaging in strategic and consistent communication.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 23, 2020
Duration
1h 33m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 23, 2020
Duration
1h 33m
Description

Being your own boss and working from home in your pajamas sounds great. There is no one else around. No one to tell you what to do or how to do it! You are on your own. It’s great! But, on the other hand, there is no one else around. No one to tell you what to do or how to do it. You are on your own—It’s horrible! In this course, The Contractor's Guide to Emotional Intelligence, we will explore how emotional intelligence is key to the success of a contractor’s professional life. First, you will learn how to identify your own emotions and create boundaries between work and life. Next, you will discover how to practice self-management techniques and manage an isolating work environment. Finally, you will practice social awareness and actively listen to others. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills needed to manage relationships by engaging in strategic and consistent communication.

About the author
About the author

Heather Ackmann is an accomplished instructor with a decade of teaching experience, helping students at the high school, college, and adult levels in a variety of topics. Specializing in Microsoft Office computer applications, she is a Microsoft Office Certified Master and holds a degree in English and Secondary Education.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, I'm Heather Ackmann, and welcome to my course, The Contractor's Guide to Emotional Intelligence. Emotional intelligence, though a relatively new topic, has quickly become one of the most important factors in maintaining a successful business, not to mention working from home during a rather difficult and challenging time. Contractors with high emotional intelligence often prove to be far more effective in their endeavors. In this course, we're going to explore our emotions and how they impact our work, others, and our environment. Some of the major topics that we will cover include cultivating self‑awareness, practicing self‑management, practicing social awareness, and managing relationships. By the end of this course, you'll be better equipped to manage an isolating work environment, communicate strategically, and listen to others more effectively. I hope you'll join me on this journey with The Contractors Guide to Emotional Intelligence course, at Pluralsight.