Emotional Intelligence and Why is it Important

Posted on October 17, 2020 at 12:24 pm

An ever-growing demand, in business leadership, are for candidates with emotional intelligence. Whilst job skills and knowledge are important, emotional intelligence, or EQ is being realised as a critical success factor in leadership and team management. EQ is the ability to identify, understand and manage human emotion in a positive way to help relieve stress, improve effective communication, empathise with others, defuse conflict and overcome challenges.

Whilst EQ is predominately an attribute that comes with personal growth and experience, this journey can be helped along with a bit of study and education into how you can tap into and improve your own emotional intelligence. The four key attributes that make up EQ are Self Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness and Relationship Management.

Daniel Goleman is one of the leading experts in this subject and has written several books and learning aids to help managers and leaders develop their EQ. Improving your EQ will help you and those around you be more successful and work together more harmoniously.

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