Emotional intelligence can help you build solid relationships and achieve your personal and professional goals.
When it comes to happiness and success in life, your emotional intelligence (EQ) matters just as much as your intellectual ability (IQ). Emotional intelligence can help you build solid relationships and achieve your goals both personally and professionally. So what is it? Emotional intelligence combines your ability to manage your emotions, understand the emotions of others and the ability to relate to others in effective ways in a wide range of roles and contexts.
By becoming an emotionally intelligent person you can motivate and inspire the people you work with. Emotional intelligence can help business owners solve their retention and morale problems, improve information flow and drive business objectives forward. Emotionally intelligent leaders are self-aware. They know their strengths and areas of development. They also know how their behavior affects others while managing their emotions effectively.
In the past, it was believed that focusing on the task at hand was the only way to increase efficiency. Emotions were often thought of as a weakness and highlighted instability. However, now we know that in order to function professionally, we have to recognize and manage our own emotions in order to avoid conflicts and encourage smooth communication. As the infographic, created by Brighton School of Business and Management, highlights, employers are now looking at your capacity to manage and build positive relationships not just simply hiring people for their technical skills.
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