August Newsletter

August 2021 Newsletter

Incompetent People Really Do Think They're Competent
Unfortunately, when it comes to Emotional Intelligence, the same is true for many individuals, managers, and leaders – they think they effectively demonstrate Emotional Intelligence in both the workplace and in their personal life … but they don’t.

Why is that?
This phenomenon is explained by the Dunning-Kruger Effect which is a cognitive bias in which people wrongly overestimate their knowledge or ability and this tends to occur because a lack of self-awareness prevents them from accurately assessing their own skills.

The concept of the Dunning-Kruger effect is based on a 1999 paper by two Cornell University psychologists (David Dunning and Justin Kruger) who assessed participants on their logic, grammar, and sense of humor.  They found those who performed in the bottom quartile rated their skills far above average and the researchers attributed this tendency to a problem of metacognition - the ability to step back and objectively analyze one’s own thoughts, actions, or performance. “Those with limited knowledge in a domain suffer a dual burden: Not only do they reach mistaken conclusions and make regrettable errors, but their incompetence robs them of the ability to realize it.”
When it comes to Emotional Intelligence, far too many individuals, managers, and leaders don’t:
  • Realize how their behavior affect others
  • Understand what sets off their negative emotional reactions
  • Listen to those who work with or for them
  • Express appreciation for work well done
  • Communicate openly and honestly
  • Encourage feedback on how they could improve
  • Recognize their negative biases or beliefs
  • Exhibit empathy
  • Adjust their style to better work with others
  • Acknowledge the stress in the lives of those who work with or for them
  • Create meaning and a sense of connection with others
Know an individual, manager, or leader like this?  Would you like to help them better demonstrate Emotional Intelligence?
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Take care and enjoy the day!
Jim McKelvey
Great Lakes Profiles, Inc.
Human Capital - Getting It Right!
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