What is Emotional Intelligence (EQ/EI)?
It is defined as the capability of an individual to recognize and
monitor their own emotions and those of others, comprehend the
different characteristics of specific emotions and categorize them
appropriately. Then, use this emotional information as guidance for
their thinking and behavior, in addition to managing and/or adjusting
emotions to adapt to an environment or achieve one's goal(s).
Why is Emotional Intelligence Important?
This rather intangible quality helps us navigate social complexities,
which is crucial for success in our personal lives and as business
leaders. Leaders who have high emotional intelligence are more likely
to notice when emotions such as a lack of humility (i.e. pride) are
clouding their thinking. Such realizations (i.e. self-awareness) would
enable them to make more rational, impartial decisions. It also helps
in the assessment of the emotional state of others. Are they dealing
with some type of anxiety, grief or depression? Recognizing these
symptoms allows you the opportunity to display true empathy - that
is putting yourself in the other persons situation - and provide the
Emotional Intelligence consist of a skillset that can be acquired and
enhanced with appropriate training and guidance. It delves into the
human element that stands apart from ones intellect (IQ). While IQ is
important, EQ is the key ingredient to being able to relate to others,
leading to impactful relationships - personal and business.
When would I need to manage my Emotional Intelligence?
EQ vs IQ - Is There a Difference?
In short, without any doubt, EQ is the more impactful of the two.
There is no known connection between IQ and EQ (emotional
intelligence). There does not seem to be a method of predicting
the emotional intelligence of an individual based upon how smart
(IQ) they are. Intelligence (IQ) is related to your ability to learn,
which is typically consistent throughout a persons life. A persons
ability to learn will typically be the same at age 14 as at age 60.
Emotional intelligence, however, is malleable and can be
organically enhanced. A person can develop higher emotional
intelligence even if it hasn’t been passed on genetically.
Emotional intelligence is our ability to have the mastery over our
emotions, identifying them, and using them at the right time to ensure appropriate and beneficial results for all individuals involved.
Both in business and personal & family life, emotional intelligence
and the soft-skills it embodies are the most integral for success. It
is absolutely critical to forming and maintaining vibrant, engaging
and satisfying relationships. Metaphorically, having or lacking
emotional intelligence is the difference between building a house
on a bedrock foundation as opposed to building on sand.
We welcome the opportunity to assist you on your journey. It calls for hard work and perseverance on the part of all who desire to attain it. Ultimately it’s a personal growth decision. May you choose wisely!
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