Exploring Emotional Intelligence
In preparation for our upcoming THRIVVE workshop, Joelle LaGuerre and I have been diving deep into emotional intelligence. But don’t worry, we will only share the highlights in our two-part workshop series: Getting Smart About Emotional Intelligence: What’s Your IQ about EQ? Emotional intelligence is defined as the ability to understand and manage your own emotions, as well as recognize and influence the emotions of those around you.There are four components of emotional intelligence:
• Self-Awareness: recognizing and understanding our own emotions
• Social Awareness: recognizing and understanding the emotions of others
• Self-Management: effectively managing our own emotions
• Relationship Management: applying emotional understanding in our dealings with others
You might be asking yourself, why does emotional intelligence matter? Emotional intelligence is critical to successful leadership and results. According to research conducted by Korn Ferry, 85-90% of performance can be linked to emotional intelligence, and the more complex the job, the more important emotional intelligence to the equation.
People with high emotional intelligence:
• Strive to meet or exceed high standards
• Show empathy and insight in their relationships
• Adapt to change and help make change happen
• Resolve conflict, lead others, and cooperate
• Maintain their effectiveness under stress
• Influence, coach, and develop others
• Look for ways to overcome obstacles
• Bring out the best in themselves and others
The good news about emotional intelligence is that it can be developed. Unlike some competencies that remain static, you can grow your emotional intelligence with intentionality and improve your effectiveness.
Curious to learn more? Join my upcoming workshop, or contact me to take the Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI), which is a 360-degree feedback assessment where you will receive anonymous feedback from your manager, peers, and direct reports. The ESCI is an emotional intelligence based 360-degree feedback assessment that measures behaviors people can develop and improve their effectiveness.