Why Emotional Intelligence is Crucial in Business

Emotional intelligence — or EQ, short for emotional intelligence quotient — is defined as the ability to use one’s emotions to full advantage. Emotionally intelligent people have full command of all their social skills (including self-awareness, empathy and the like) and when placed in leadership positions respect others’ views while inspiring outside-the-box thinking.  Additionally, businesses are starting to take notice of the impact that EQ can have on employee productivity and engagement. While gauging “soft skills” during interviews has always been a part of recruitment efforts, many teams are now finding methods of quantifying emotional intelligence and determining if a candidate is a fit for a job based on these factors in addition to practical competencies.  The value of recruiting …

3 Tips to Become the Boss Your Employees Will Love

Nearly 70% of change in a team’s engagement depends on the manager, according to Gallup. Ideally, the role of a boss is to motivate others to engage in projects and deliver excellent results. But, compelling your employees into following your leadership can be challenging. Your personal traits will have a significant impact on how people respond to your lead. The most successful managers possess different leadership and management skills like problem-solving skills, resilience, and emotional intelligence. Nonetheless, they learn how to develop grit to achieve success in becoming a better boss.   Set Realistic Goals Managers have a lot they need to accomplish within a specified period. While it might seem appealing to delegate the work to employees, it doesn’t help. In most …