Emotional Intelligence

Above is a funny YouTube video of Haile Gebrselassie racing past an opponent towards the finish line. The opponent slapped Haile on his back just before he crossed the finish line. That slap actually propelled Haile while it slowed down the opponent. Haile could have stopped to retaliate. If he did, he would have lost the race. He didn't. He won. Ladies and gentlemen, this is emotional intelligence. The Lay-off There was a layoff at a company I previously worked for. I noticed that those that were cut from the company were not necessarily the weakest, in fact many of them possessed  greater skill than that of their peers. What kept people was, wait for it: relationships. Those that had great working relationships with their direct bosses, most likely stayed. [...]