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023 Why is EQ important to every leader?

In this and the next episode we are looking closer into what emotional intelligence is and how it can improve your personal as well your professional life.

I am answering the 10 most common questions we are being asked about emotional intelligence and the questions we are answering today is:

Why is EQ important to every leader?

Before I answer today’s question, I want to share today’s quote which is from Daniel Goleman and it goes like this:

"If your emotional abilities aren't in hand, if you don't have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can't have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far."

Daniel Goleman 

When you think of a "perfect leader," what comes to mind?

You might picture someone who never lets his temper get out of control, no matter what problems he's facing. Or you might think of someone who has the complete trust of her staff, listens to her team, is easy to talk to, and always makes careful, informed decisions.

 

When asked to identify the necessary traits for leaders, most would propose answers that fall within a wide range of topics.

Charisma, purpose, determination – these are just a few of the traits that are typically used to define a leader. However, many leaders have a single quality in common.

In short, what distinguishes the best leaders from the majority is their level of emotional intelligence.

 

Stay tuned to find out more...

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