Social and Behavioral Intelligence in Your Field
I once attended a State Fair in which I met one of the Agricultural Officers who were acting as consultants to farmers and the public who were interested in agriculture in general. The Officer possessed unique characteristics that made me see him as a true professional. He had good decision making skills: farmers could explain the problems they experienced and he could provide all answers at instant. He was very pragmatic: it took him only seconds to figure out issues that were raised. The officer was also organized, he had a fitting, decent suit, well kempt, and his table was well arranged. Within the few minutes we interacted, I knew this was a professional person.
I am planning to become a Human Resource Manager in a Sales and Marketing Company in future. The 3 key professional traits that I have to possess include: communication, collaborative, and empathetic skills. Communication skills are expected from every leader or employee, one must be able to convey message regarding work with ease (Farrell, 2011). Being communicative will provide me with the ability to cooperate successfully with the employees as well as the top managers. Collaboration among employees and leaders is an essential aspect for conducive working environment (Bethel, 2012). Having collaborative skills will help me interact with the subordinate staff and line managers for the benefit of the company. I also believe that being empathetic is an important characteristic. I must be able to relate to the employees in a way that I understand their problems every time it is needed. Empathy allows a leader to make rational decisions and be democratic with all the employees.