People often think how smart they are determines their success. IQ is certainly important; however is not sufficient. Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is what makes a difference a leader’s achievement. A higher Emotional Intelligence (EQ) = more success.
EQ is a key driver of how people relate to each other and defines the quality of the relationships they establish. It significantly influences how people solve interpersonal problems and impacts both the personal and the professional aspects of life.
Conflict often stems from EQ differences between people. Developing strong EQ helps leaders solve interpersonal problems more effectively and efficiently. When people understand the basics of how they are different from each other and their individual strengths and weaknesses, they can take steps to reduce conflict and become more accepting. Leaders with strong EQ recognize and embrace employee difference which enhances team dimensions, improves business results, and creates a more successful company.
Leaders with higher EQ manage challenges better and are more resilient. Their daily activities and circumstances feel easier to manage because Emotional Intelligence provides them with an additional set of resources. As a result they make better choices in their lives and avoid making errors that they would later need to correct or that would become obstacles.
People with higher EQ are more satisfied and happier with their personal and professional lives. Emotional Intelligence competencies allow them to understand themselves better and to have a clearer sense of direction. They feel more fulfilled and find more meaningful relationships, projects and careers.
Whether you’re engaged with developing new teams, working with teams that want to enhance their effectiveness, or working with a team that is in trouble, EQ is at the heart of building high performance values based leadership, teams and organizational culture.
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