Developing and cultivating emotional intelligence can at times be challenging. It’s human nature to feel a certain way regarding certain people, situations, topics etc. Emotional intelligence can be defined as the ability to perceive, use, understand, manage and handle emotions. It’s essential to both personal and professional success. Daniel Goleman developed 5 key elements to emotional intelligence. He popularized the topic of EI believed self awareness is the first component in developing high EI. Navigating through the day to day during a pandemic is tough coupled with the nuances of corporate settings it can be daunting. Stay positive and don’t let anyone allow you to stray away from your true authentic self.