You know when you’re living in a moment you know you’ll never forget?
That happened to me last year at the Ask Direct Summer School.
Moments before we started, all the lights in the auditorium went out. We could see the audience perfectly, and it felt like we were having a conversation. We spoke openly and honestly about privilege, gender imbalance and the need for greater emotional intelligence in our sector and in our lives.
As a feminist, I’ve been having similar conversations with my family, friends and colleagues since I was started my career. But, for the first time this felt like a truly open conversation.
Today, SOFII shared my thoughts and feelings on emotional intelligence, and I’m very grateful to be part of it! Thank you, SOFII.
I encourage you to read my piece on Emotional Intelligence, as well as the other contributions on the use and misuse of emotion, and work your way through the materials provided by the Commission.
As I say at the end of the article, start conversations. Elevate conversations. Online, in person, with people you trust and where you feel supported. Have conversations about how your work makes you feel. Conversations about what’s working. Conversations about what’s not working. Open-hearted conversations.
Read the original post on SOFII here. Thank you!