Thinking Aloud

What is emotional agility and why is it the soft skill we need?

Our emotions can cause us to get stuck in a rut, but we can learn to get unstuck

Given how fast the world is changing, it's useful to be open to discovery, and to take time to understand a situation before rushing in. ST ILLUSTRATION: MIEL
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If you were to ask me to describe the most important skill I've learnt in the last two years, I would say it's the skill of being more aware of my emotions, and how to be more at peace with them.

That has helped me be calmer, less reactive, less prone to jumping to conclusions or rushing to judge - and condemn - other people.

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