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EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE / FEATURE
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n November 1989, Trinidad and Tobago, my beautiful homeland, was vying
for its first appearance at the World Cup. It would have been a monumental
achievement. At the time it felt like every one of our 1.2 million citizens,
including scores of other nationals around the world, had paused their lives
to root for the Strike Squad. All the players on the team were stars, and they
were incredibly talented. But before that moment, they had never played as
a team, so they didn't know how to play well together. They lost the game by
one goal-now referred to as the " shot heard around the world. "
What was true for the Strike Squad is true for any group-whether
in sports or on the hospital floor-trying to achieve a shared goal. A collection
of stars does not make an exceptional team. Exceptional teams
are made of people who understand how to work well together, which
requires a skill all hospital leaders can cultivate in their teams: emotional
intelligence. Emotional intelligence underpins collaboration, communication,
and the interpersonal skills that make a team highly effective,
agile and productive in any hospital environment.
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