Rasd: Emotional Intelligence a Must-Have Leadership Skill
It is often easier to be a successful leader with a high IQ than with a high EQ. And while IQ is undoubtedly essential, emotional intelligence can make or break your leadership abilities.
What is Emotional Intelligence? Emotional intelligence (or EQ) is defined by the Intelligence Quotient (IQ) plus self-awareness, social awareness, and relationship management skills. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have shown that high EQ leaders make their employees feel more valued, augment their engagement, and lower turnover.
Rasd Executive Search released a blog post on Emotional Intelligence and the workplace. In the last decade, emotional intelligence (EQ) has become an increasingly popular topic. The reason is simple: it directly affects how we behave at work and how successful we are.
Research proves it: emotionally intelligent employees are more engaged in their work and boost team productivity by 58%, compared to only 9% for employees without EQ. They also experience less conflict on teams, and they are more proactive in owning their career development.