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Social Awareness

image  An Introduction to Social Awareness

Social awareness is the ability to understand the emotions of others. It is one of the five building blocks of our project management framework for emotional intelligence as shown in Figure 5-1. It includes the competencies of empathy, organizational awareness, seeing others clearly, and emotional boundaries.

Simply put, social awareness is the ability to accurately read situations and people and to understand and empathize with the emotions of others. I believe that most PMs have at least some level of social awareness. It is impossible to progress very far as a PM without social awareness ...

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