By Vega Subramaniam
I’m a born Pollyanna. As friends used to say, “Of course you’d stand up for [insert annoying colleague who did a stupid thing]; you never say anything mean about anybody.”
Fair enough. But it’s been a hard week. A hard 48 weeks. An unbroken string of 48 hard weeks. My positive attitude has taken a bruising. And yet, what other choice do I have? In lieu of cynicism, by virtue of it not being an option, what do I do with my rage and pain?
Being a disciple of emotional intelligence (EI), I’ve been struggling to understand how EI as a model can aid us in our efforts to (a) survive 2017; (b) …yeah, there is no (b), is there, if we don’t survive this year; and (c) on second thought, maybe (b) is: not just survive 2017, but keep our fight on, fully and intensely?
I therefore headed back to the primers. Wiped the dust off the URLs, pulled the PDFs back off the shelves.
And here, I share the results of my investigation.