Many of us consider work to be a place of reason and action. However, anyplace there are humans, there are emotions—and author Justin Bariso notes that is a good thing. Bariso explains, “Emotional intelligence is the ability to make emotions work for you, instead of against you.” Bariso’s recent article in Inc is a primer in emotional intelligence for the workplace. Bariso shares, “Emotional intelligence helps you by first helping you build self- and social awareness: helping you understand the reasons why…situations occur, and the role personality and emotions play in each of them. Then, by developing the ability to manage your emotions and those of others, you can change how you react and ideally prevent those above scenarios–or at least keep them to a minimum.”

Read the entire article—and build your emotional intelligence—here.