Emotional Intelligence for Lawyers

Lawyers have emotions and are intelligent.  What more do they need to know about emotional intelligence?  In many cases, a lot.

First, a definition: Emotional intelligence is a collection of skills that comprise the ability to identify, understand, and utilize your emotions in an intentional way. 

Emotions are extremely powerful.  They drive our behavior, decisions, relationships, and self-image.  The upside of harnessing such a powerful force is pretty self-evident, and developing your emotional intelligence is one of the best ways to do just that.

Lawyers who develop these skills will learn how to:

  • Manage their stress;
  • Set and achieve meaningful goals;
  • Motivate their teams; and
  • Improve their relationships with clients, colleagues, and loved ones.

To learn how emotional intelligence skills can help you in your legal practice, connect with Michelle.