Benefits of Emotionally Intelligent (EQ) Relationships
Quick bits for the business professional.
Benefits of EQ Relationships and Power
Emotional intelligence, or EQ, is the ability to recognize, control, and effectively communicate our own emotions, and to recognize the emotions of other people. When we have these EQ skills we are able to construct a solid foundation for communication.
Leaders who understand that emotion and performance are linked are leading their teams more effectively and providing irreplaceable value for their organizations. Leaders who manage their relationship strength and personal power multiply that effectiveness significantly.
“In a study of skills that distinguish star performers in every field from entry-level jobs to executive positions, the single most important factor was not IQ, advanced degrees, or technical experience, it was EQ. Of the competencies required for excellence in performance in the job studies, 67 percent were emotional competencies.” —Daniel Goleman
Leaders with good relationship management and personal power are able to:
- Accomplish more
- Improve morale and team engagement
- Develop more loyal team members
- Create deeply rooted connections with team members and others
- Display confidence through people skills
- Be well thought of and liked
- Produce easier assignments of empowered delegation
Emotionally intelligent (high EQ) leaders create an environment for happier, more productive team members.