Emotional Intelligence as defined by FLICC (details below) includes conflict management, external awareness, teamwork and collaboration, influencing/negotiating, interpersonal skills, self-management, and flexibility.
In negotiating the database project, I collaborated with the authors to create a project that supported and met both parties’ needs. We are continuing to work in an iterative fashion to introduce new information as the need arises, which requires flexibility of the database, which I created during the systems development life cycle. Not only was flexibility needed in the database design, but also in work flow to accommodate work schedules and continuing emergent needs.
The foodshed project required collaboration on multiple fronts, with flexibility to work with continuously changing objectives. During collaborative phases, I took on specific objectives, and then I self-managed and produced appropriate product back to the group. My specialized subject knowledge of farming gave me external awareness that complimented the work of the project and informed decisions on how to approach our target populations.
- Conflict Management – Ability to prevent, manage, and resolve conflicts, grievances, confrontations, or disagreements.
- External Awareness – Ability to identify and understand economic, political, and social trends that affect the organization.
- Flexibility – Ability to change and adapt behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.
- Influencing/Negotiating – Ability to persuade others to accept recommendations, cooperate, or change their own or others’ behaviors and to reach mutually acceptable solutions.
- Interpersonal Skills – Ability to show respect, concern, and empathy for others.
- Self-Management – Ability to set well-defined and realistic work objectives, display initiative, and demonstrate responsible behavior.
- Teamwork and Collaboration – Ability to work with others to achieve shared goals and recognize the value of diverse perspectives.