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Why Emotional Intelligence Is Indispensable For Leaders
When most people imagine intelligence, they picture a mathematician solving equations, a novelist writing great works of literature or a philosopher expounding on wise principles. But brilliance takes many forms, not least of which is the ability to comprehend and manage emotions.

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Acute Awareness

One of the defining features of emotional intelligence is the ability to comprehend the effects of your feelings. 

This is crucial for making sound, objective decisions when your ...

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Impact Interpretation

Emotional intelligence makes it easier to anticipate and respond to others' sentiments. 

Bad news from work can shock or dismay your employees, while good news may make them unrea...

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Mental Health Management

Those with emotional intelligence have an easier time assessing the emotional and psychological state of their employees. 

This makes it easier to determine if someone is sufferin...

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Cultivated Communication

Leaders with emotional intelligence have an improved ability to gauge others' responses to their words and actions. 

This makes it easier for you to tell if you...

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Helpful Humor

A good joke or clever play on words can cheer up dismayed employees, win over skeptical customers and draw positive attention to your brand. 

If you have emotional intelligence, i...

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Emotional Intelligence Matters

EQ is not only the ability to identify and manage your own emotions, but it’s also the ability to recognize the emotions of others.

Manage your negative emotions

When you’re able to manage and reduce your negative emotions, you’re less likely to get overwhelmed. 

If someone is upsetting you, don’t jump to conclusions. Instead, allow yourself to look at the situation in a variety of ways. Try to look at things objectively so you don’t get riled up as easily. 

Be mindful of your vocabulary

Emotionally intelligent people tend to use more specific words that can help communicate deficiencies, and then they immediately work to address them. 

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Using Emotion to Influence

Whether it is the public speeches of Martin Luther King Jr. or even Adolf Hitler, emotional intelligence is at play to persuade and influence the mass audience.

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Emotion Overshadows Content

When an emotionally charged speech is given, the people hearing it surprisingly do not give much attention to the content. They only seem to recall the raw emotional power and do not scrutinize the message that is conveyed.

The Dark Side of EI

People having psychopathic tendencies and self-serving purposes can use Emotional Intelligence (EI) as a weapon to manipulate others.

Example: Some office team members demean and embarrass their colleagues, using emotion to hurt their psyche.

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