designs LO30104

From: Dennis Rolleston (
Date: 04/17/03

Replying to LO30063 --

Greetings Alan

You asked

"Does 'emotional intelligence' have aything to do with the 'gut feelings'
many managers rely on to do their jobs successfully? Even though risk
management has only recently been formally introduced to many work places,
several managers have always been aware of 'what could happen' in various
scenarios (incidents), the 'likelihood' (probability), and potential
consequences (severity)? "

Like all of us I have gut feelings. In the past I have reaped good
rewards from following them, and I have sometimes been so wide of the mark
I wished the ground would have swallowed me. Some of the people wounded by
me acting on erroneous information from my gut, have chosen not to
associate with me anymore, others have become good friends. Also in the
past it was I who chose not to further associate following an incident
when my gut was merely rumbling, a decision that in my present "knowing"
was also erroneous.

I have read widely on the subject of emotional intelligence, and from my
readings I have learned to check with my gut to make sure that the feeling
is not just a rumbling from deep within.

It is the best way I can answer you question Alan.




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