Emotional Intelligence: Understanding Decision Making and Reality Testing

April 15, 2021
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Can you accurately read a situation and understand what’s really happening? Can you pick up on the emotional undercurrents that could be charging the environment?

Decisions and the decision-making process can be influenced by our emotions. Understanding how our emotions can influence our decisions can allow you to make better decisions and understand how those decisions can impact others.

Building on our previous discussions, during this session we’ll be talking about how the facts of a situation compare to what you might be feeling …and why. And perhaps most importantly, how to determine if your response appropriate given your interpretation?

During this webinar we will:

  • Discuss how emotional intelligence can be a powerful bubble-popping, de-escalation tool.
  • How to think through what you are feeling
  • How to compare your feelings to the facts of the situation

This is part of a six-part series:


Cheryl Stewart has more than 20 years of combined experience as a Communications and Organizational Development Professional. She is passionate about research and data collection and enjoys empowering others on how to “figure things out” in order to achieve their goals. Cheryl started her career as a TV-News Producer and worked in several television markets.

Currently, she is the Director of Organizational Development with the Maryland Aviation Administration where she oversees Performance Management, Learning and Development, and Employee Development Services for almost 500 employees.

She has a BA in Broadcast Communications from Loyola University, New Orleans  and MS in Organizational Development and Strategic Human Resources from Johns Hopkins University.