EQ is the ability to objectively assess one’s own emotional state, avoid becoming emotionally compromised, being attentive to the emotional states of others, and being able to use all of this to skillfully build relationships with others.
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EQ relates to many skills crucial for long-term success:
Without the ability to understand and engage with others on an emotional level, leaders are not as effective at producing results for the organization as a whole.
It’s a skill like any other — meaning that it can be improved on with practice.