Social competence, better known as one of the four core skills that make up emotional intelligence, is what aides in our social-awareness and relationship-management skills. These types of skills are vital components of great team members. By reminding ourselves of the obvious we become more aware of our emotions and how we are perceived by others.
One of the first rules in having crucial conversations with employees, friends, or family is to first make it safe. This would not be possible if we did not check our egos at the door and make ourselves aware of others emotions and the surrounding environment. Crucial conversations in safe environments are what enable us to manage interactions successfully and it allows others to better accept constructive criticism. That being said, here is a link to an article from MSN Careers – 6 secrets of great team members – Career Advice: http://msn.careerbuilder.com/Article/MSN-3162-Workplace-Issues-6-secrets-of-great-team-members/?SiteId=cbmsn43162&sc_extcmp=JS_3162_advice