How much of an impact does emotional intelligence have on your professional success? The short answer is a lot! It’s a powerful way to focus your energy in one direction with tremendous results. Studies conducted have found that emotional intelligence is the strongest predictor of performance and success.
FEARLESS EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
This measure of social intelligence refers to the ability to monitor our own and other people’s feelings and emotions, which we then use to guide our thoughts and actions. Emotional intelligence (or EQ) is crucial to everyday social interactions. But how does it relate to business?
Once you transition into a leadership role, you become accountable for more than just yourself. Business leaders are directly responsible for the success of their companies. Numerous facets hinge on their ability to relate to colleagues. It’s no coincidence that 71 percent of hiring managers and HR professionals value EQ more than IQ.
Leaders who can recognize their own emotions in relation to how they affect their behavior are better able to control their own impulses and handle change, and managers who understand the emotions, needs, and concerns of others tend to enjoy better relationships. Performance is about more than simply technical expertise, it relies on our ability to relate to people.
THE MUST-HAVE JOB SKILL
No two leaders are alike, as every person has different skills and experience. That said, some level of emotional intelligence is necessary for modern workplaces. Business leaders who prioritize EQ benefit their organizations in several ways:
IMPROVED SELF-MANAGEMENT - BETTER COMMUNICATION - ENHANCED EMPATHY
A leadership team that understands what makes people tick can result in more effective interactions. A high EQ also makes people more self-aware, allowing them to gain insight into other’s strengths and weaknesses. Due to this, those with high EQ are commonly more open to feedback and learning.
LEADING THROUGH CRISIS WITH EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
Crises can emerge in many different forms, and they often strike without warning. Many organizations have formulated contingency plans for emergencies. But what most of these plans omit is a crucial factor in effective crisis management: emotional intelligence (EI).
Intelligently handling of the emotions that come with a crisis is crucial, and an emotionally intelligent leader will handle any crisis, big or small, better than someone without EI competencies.
The Emotionally Intelligent Leader can a voice louder than the NOISE!
DEFINING CRISIS; “An intense time of difficulty requiring a decision that will be a turning point.”
Emotional Intelligence Skills for handling crisis
Common Mind traps to be Aware Of
A change of Perspective
The 4 Domains of EI
Building Emotional Intelligence
Leading with Emotional Intelligence
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE SELF ASSESSMENT & COACHING
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“People will forget what you said and what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel" - Maya Angelou