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Emotional Intelligence for IT Professionals by Emília M. Ludovino

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The consequences of having bad social skills

Usually, when one is a leader, manager, CEO, and so on, and lack the skill to managing others' emotions, this influence and shift the mood of the team in the workplace, a tense team and a miserable environment, with gossips, backstabbing, lack of engagement, is the result. We can see below the major consequences of lacking social skills:

  • Being able to manage your own emotions day-by-day, hour-by-hour, and even minute-by-minute when you are busy at work and in a highly pressurized environment, takes a high level of skill. You may find your work colleagues are tense and unhappy and stay that way. This can lead to fighting, backstabbing, gossiping, and unproductive working relationships. You may, ...

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