How we handle stressful situations can make the difference between being assertive versus reactive, and poised versus frazzled. When under pressure, the most important thing to keep in mind is to keep our cool.
If you feel nervous and anxious, put cold water on your face and get some fresh air.
If you feel fearful, depressed, or discouraged, try intense aerobic exercises. Energize yourself.
Have you ever felt so overwhelmed by your emotions that you said or did something you quickly came to regret? (Can anyone honestly deny this question?) The truth is, most of us could probably benefit from learning to handle our emotions more constructively.
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As business professionals, we pride ourselves on our technical skills, industry expertise, and innovation. These hard skills are what make our resumes stand out, but ultimately they're only one part of the equation. According to Harvard Business Review, emotional intelligence (EQ) is "the key attribute that distinguishes outstanding performers," and is the leading differentiator between employees whose IQ and technical skills are approximately the same.