Updated: May 27, 2020
I had an ‘Ah-ha!’ moment recently after reading Nick Wignall’s article: 4 Things Emotionally Intelligence People Don’t Do. I’ve always thought of myself as highly emotionally intelligent, but apparently not. There was one particular point that struck home for me: holding unrealistic expectations. My insight was not so much around the high, possibly unrealistic, expectations I have for myself and others (which I do), but the unrealistic expectations I have of my organisation. And even more than that, how my high expectations may actually be undermining the good work I’m trying to do, as well as having a negative impact on my own wellbeing.