Howard Wilner, an experienced business development professional from Sudbury, MA believes that Emotional Intelligence is the awareness of not just your own but other people's emotions, & the ability to manage those emotions in a way which helps them move ahead in the right direction when dealing with tough situations.

Having used Emotional Intelligence himself to build strong relationships with others, Howard Wilner of Sudbury, MA outlines some practical strategies for leaders to understand and develop EI.

1) Monitor the emotional climate in any challenging situation

2) Express your feelings while maintaining control in order to motivate others

3) Pay heed to how your own behavior influences the emotions of others in your team

4) Try to understand the perspective of others by putting yourself in their shoes

5) Try to figure out the underlying dynamics of a particular situation using your understanding of emotion

6) Create optimal (more flexible or more rigid) interpersonal boundaries

7) Do not hesitate to seek advice or share your emotional burden with others

8) Help your team members develop their EI abilities as well

About Howard Wilner

Howard Wilner is an experienced business development professional. Having received his education from the Massachusetts Bay Community College and the Boston College, Howard has been active in the automotive industry for a long time now. He has a strong command in automobile site acquisitions, automobile inventory management, negotiation, coaching, sales, and automotive repair.

Howard Wilner has also been a part of several organizations including - the Charter Oak Country Club, Boston College Club, NHREIA, New England Society and Automotive News Professional Community. He also volunteered with Rotary International for three years.