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Why You Need More Emotional Intelligence

EQ and performance

Emotional intelligence is the strongest predictor of performance.

Your emotional intelligence is the foundation for a host of critical skills—it impacts most everything you do and say each day.

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Why You Need More Emotional Intelligence

Why You Need More Emotional Intelligence

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The 4 core skills of emotional intelligene

Personal competence:

  • Self-Awareness: perceive your emotions and stay aware of them as they happen.
  • Self-Management: use awareness of your emotions to stay flexible and positively direct your behavior.

Social competence:

  • Social Awareness: pick up on emotions in other people and understand what is really going on.
  • Relationship Management: use awareness of your emotions and the others’ emotions to manage interactions successfully.

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Emotional Intelligence( EQ/EI)

Is the measure of an individual’s abilities to recognise and manage their emotions, and the emotions of other people, both individually and in groups.

Benefits of a higher EQ
  • Ease in forming and maintaining interpersonal relationships and in ‘fitting in’ to group situations.
  • A better understanding one's own psychological state, which can include managing stress effectively and being less likely to suffer from depression.
IQ and EQ

There is no correlation between IQ and EQ scores.

IQ has no connection with how people understand and deal with their emotions and the emotions of others (EQ). 

You simply can’t predict emotional intelligence based on how smart someone is.

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There are 3 types of empathy
  • Emotional empathy: “You feel awful? Then I feel awful too!”
  • Cognitive empathy: “I understand that you are feeling awful. That must suck.”
The 5 components of EI

  1. Self-Awareness: understanding of one’s emotions.
  2. Self-Regulation: it frees us from being prisoners of our feelings.
  3. Motivation: having an intrinsic desire to achieve things.
  4. Empathy: the ability to understand emotions of other people.
  5. Social Skill:  the ability to build rapport and manage relationships.

Emotional intelligence

It's the ability to accurately perceive your own and others’ emotions, to understand the signals that emotions send about relationships, and to manage your own and others’ emotions.

Emotional intelligence

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...

Emotional intelligence and success

EQ relates to many skills crucial for long-term success:

  • Perseverance: not being brought low by a single setback;
  • Social perception: being able to understand and empathize with others;
  • Communication: the ability to talk with and understand others clearly and concisely;
  • Persuasion: being able to convince others to follow a course of action or cooperate; and
  • Cooperation: the willingness and ability to effectively work with others for the good of the team.
EQ and leadership
To effectively lead others and meet long-term goals (such as improving sustainability), leaders need to be able to influence others and get them to commit to a course of action. 

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.

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