The Importance Of Emotional Intelligence

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Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and manage your own emotions, and those of the people around you. People with a high degree of emotional intelligence know what they are feeling, what their emotions mean, and how these emotions can affect other people. Sometimes our emotions can get in the way of our sense of judgement but the ability to control and separate emotions from work is very crucial in the field of leadership. Invariably, the traditional concept of intelligence would be a person’s ability to solve problems, logically and critically. Most times, these traits of intelligence are labeled raw intelligence. In other words, how each and every one of us comprehend, examine and, respond to outside provocations, be it solving…show more content…
Most of us are generally unaware of how others see us and this is especially true for managers. Sadly, it is remarkable how many smart, highly motivated, and apparently responsible people rarely pause to contemplate on their behaviors. Many of us find it increasingly difficult to connect in the modern world, both with ourselves and others. An important factor in our ability to successfully connect is emotional intelligence. And when it comes to happiness and success in our relationships, career and personal goals, emotional intelligence matters just as much as the more well known, intellectual ability we possess. We need emotional intelligence to turn intention into action, in order to make informed decisions about the things that matter most to us, and to connect to others in a productive and encouraging way. There is much value in focusing on an individual working to increase their emotional intelligence. Based on my EQ self-test, I have high emotional intelligence. It went ahead to state that “Emotional Intelligence counts for twice as much as intellectual intelligence and technical skills…show more content…
Emotional intelligence is a skill which is considered critical for leaders and it set exceptional individuals apart. Leaders who display emotional intelligence are more likely to have better results within the organization. Emotional intelligence is a soft skill that enables a leader to motivate a team. Emotional intelligence and motivation are also interrelated concept supported by their definitions. The term motivation is a driving force which is used by individuals to reach some goals or to meet some expectations and requirements. A goal cannot be reach if the ability to understand and manage our emotions, and those of the people around us is not properly managed. Thus, it takes a leader who evaluates and controls their emotions to have the drive and motivation to lead a team or complete a
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