Learning How to Be More Aware
Does your emotional intelligence lift your team or those you work closely with to new heights?
When you think of a "successful colleague" or "perfect leader" what comes to mind?
You might picture someone who never lets their temper get out of control, no matter what problems they're facing.
Or you might think of someone who has the complete trust of their staff, listens to their team, is easy to talk to, and always makes careful, informed decisions.
These are qualities of someone with a high degree of emotional intelligence. When it comes to happiness and success in life, emotional intelligence matters just as much as intellectual ability.
What Is Emotional Intelligence?
Emotional intelligence or EQ is the ability to understand and manage your own emotions, and those of the people around you. People with a high degree of emotional intelligence know what they're feeling, what their emotions mean, and importantly how these emotions can affect other people.
For leaders, having emotional intelligence is essential for success. After all, who is more likely to succeed – a leader who shouts at his team when he's under stress, or a leader who stays in control, and calmly assesses the situation?
According to Daniel Goleman, an American psychologist who helped to popularise emotional intelligence, there are five key elements to it: Self-awareness, Self-regulation, Motivation, Empathy, Social skills.
The more you manage each of these areas, the higher your emotional intelligence.
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