Note: Emotional Intelligence (“EI”) is the belief that our ability to channel and control our emotions will have a direct effect on our success.  I came across an article on inc.com by my connection Justin Bariso and I wanted to add my 2 cents, from a LinkedIn currency perspective, to make this concept, as expanded upon in his great article, fit the audience here. Every day for the next 13 business days I will offer how, and where, and especially why, you should take advantage of his article’s teaching on your LinkedIn profile page. Thank you, Justin for agreeing to my offering further comments. 

Apologize even if you don’t think it’s required

We all “sin” on LinkedIn from time to time.  Either factually, verbally, hopefully unintentionally, but we do.

It can be in cases when we are misinterpreted and although we did not mean to come across the way that the reader construed us, we need to correct the record.

So do it. Comment on the criticism:

I acknowledge you read me say one thing, and I meant differently, and I apologize but I meant to convey{this thought}.

It puts the error or the slight behind you and you are recognized for the mature professional handling you gave it.

Move on.

A few days or a week later re-approach that person via a LinkedIn message and offer him/her an article you came across that they might find interesting. A peace offering, even if you don’t think you need to offer it.

It’s another EI feather in your cap.