Every person experiences unique interpersonal triggers that result in degrees of motivation. This is true in any social setting. It is also true as a cultural identifier across any generation. A prevalent and common trigger is the desire to influence others. Being set apart from the common crowd is a powerful motivator, especially when it earns accolades.

The workplace is an extremely practical environment where people can realize the benefits of positively influencing others. Speech, work ethic, productivity, and other leadership traits affect coworkers at every level within a company. Some corporate team members seem to constantly enjoy praise and admonition from others. Some team members constantly struggle with finding value in their professional roles. Often, this separation has little to do with rank and position in a company. A mail room clerk can earn more accolades than a company president, and he can become a person who is highly influential.

A corporate environment can be a miserable place even if it is highly successful. Rewarding corporate settings however, usually include a few people who are truly influential. This does not only mean being influential in an executive and professional sense. It can mean,

* Contributing to a space that benefits from a diversity of perspectives.

* Setting examples for successful conflict resolution.

* Attracting talent through natural modes of maturity.

Some participants in professional environments exhibit these qualities innately. Other people must develop these traits. In order to develop them, a high degree of emotional intelligence is needed. Virtually every type of human interaction will cause emotional responses. This is especially true in the workplace. Individual coworkers experience stress in various the ways.

If a person learns to accurately examine their emotions, they will be able to see solutions when countering stress. They will also be able to suggest courses of action for others. Instead of adding fuel to a fire, they will be able to act as a catalyst for finding solutions to any conflict. Emotional stability can be highly influential in the board room, as well as, the break room.

Classic leadership achievement is always accompanied by the ability to manage personal emotions. Similarly, this is observed in someone who is known for being influential to others. In the modern work environment, the ability to “read” emotional states is extremely useful. It helps mitigate inherent and unexpected problems in a diverse social setting.

A person who can identify and control their own emotions will be more adept at working with the emotional responses of others. The skill of balancing emotions is powerful in communicating authenticity in any professional role. A high emotional intelligence quotient is what makes a person undeniably influential, and leads to rewarding leadership opportunities.

By Eddy

Eddy is the editorial columnist in Business Fundas, and oversees partner relationships. He posts articles of partners on various topics related to strategy, marketing, supply chain, technology management, social media, e-business, finance, economics and operations management. The articles posted are copyrighted under a Creative Commons unported license 4.0. To contact him, please direct your emails to [email protected].